Launched in November 2003 the "Partnership for Open
Society"
initiative is an open coalition of a number of
interested civil society actors in Armenia. The
Partnership strives towards promotion of democratic
reform process in Armenia.

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Polling

Which is the most corrupt sphere in Armenia?
Healthcare
4
 
13.79%
Education
5
 
17.24%
Jurisdiction
8
 
27.59%
Agriculture
0
 
0%
Social
2
 
6.9%
Environmental
0
 
0%
Other
2
 
6.9%
Total: 29




 

EDUCATION, SCIENCE, CULTURE

Partnership for Open Society facilitates the reforms and development of by assisting development of policy and improvement of legislation in the areas of science, education and culture with a primary focus on the following areas:
•    Facilitation of reforms aiming at the optimization and de-centralization of secondary education and support to initiatives realizing the right to education, improving its quality and accessibility.
Partnership for Open Society's activities in these areas are aimed at:
a) Controlling the quality of education, conducting educational/cognitive/content/computer literacy classes for teachers, developing new educational content;
b) Supporting anti-corruption initiatives to contribute to transparency in these areas;
c) Collaborating with the World Bank loan program, monitoring and discussing monitoring results.
POS will facilitate initiatives in the sphere of higher education that aim to:
a) Bring the system of higher education in line with European standards and Bologna process;
b) Develop strategy and policy so that the undertaken commitments are fulfilled and educational establishments and other key stakeholders are involved in the elaboration of academic standards and credit-based system;
c) Develop and update academic curricula in humanities and social sciences;
d) Activate mid-career professional training with a specific focus on distance learning methods, develop new courses, ensure access of trainees to distance learning courses of leading European and US universities.
To this end the following needs to be implemented:
a) Development and introduction of academic standards;
b) Advancement of credit system, its development and introduction
c) Control of education quality and correspondence between the local and international diplomas.
With regard to special or inclusive education, the Partnership for Open Society sees its input in activation of special educational establishments and their reformation to improve education quality control and decision-making processes.  
Transparency in the field of arts and culture is to be achieved by ensuring correspondence of mechanisms of management and funding to international standards.
One of the key prerequisites for development of the science and culture fields is attention to the needs of libraries and publishing houses. In this respect, the Partnership prioritizes the following:
a) Establishing and developing digital libraries, assisting in their integration into the international information space;
b) Transparency in the field of publishing and identification of effective tax policy mechanisms for the field.

Latest

06.10.2015 | News
Description of audit activities on potential fraud and abuse in “ENA” CJSC.
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11.03.2016 | Upcoming Events
Public discussion series “Draft of New Electoral Code and Issues of Realization of Electoral Right in Armenia” in Yerevan, Gyumri and Vanadzor.

The Partnership for Open Society Initiative, representing more than 60 civil society organizations, is pleased to invite you to participate in public discussion series titled “Draft of New Electoral Code and Issues of Realization of Electoral Right in Armenia” in Yerevan, Gyumri and Vanadzor.

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POS statements

15.02.2016 | Statements
Statement on the Drafting of the New Electoral Code of the Republic of Armenia.

We would like to call your attention to the statement on the Drafting of the New Electoral Code of the Republic of Armenia. The statement is open for signature.

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