Launched in November 2003 the "Partnership for Open
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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2008-12-18 | Statements
Fundamental right of freedom of assembly

We, the undersigned, are deeply concerned with the fact that even the minimal requirements to restore some democratic practices, outlined in the PACE resolutions 1609 and 1620 and acknowledged by the Armenian government as urgent, have not been implemented, and that instead new restrictions are being enforced by authorities. We are especially concerned about the fundamental right of freedom of assembly enshrined in the Declaration of Human Rights and in the Armenian Constitution.

2008-09-12 | Statements
Statement on Abstaining from Nomination or Supporting of Candidates during the 3rd Stakeholder Committee Elections of MCA-Armenia

We, the representatives of the undersigned organizations, have actively participated in all stages of the MCA-Armenia Project including development of proposals for the Compact in the preparatory stage, development of the procedure for the formation of the Stakeholder Committee (SC), organization and conduct of elections to the SC, monitoring of the Compact implementation and raising public awareness of the Project to ensure transparency of the processes at all levels. Alongside with this, we closely followed the role of civil society organizations in the Millennium Challenge Account - Armenia during the last 2 years and decided against nominating candidates for the 3rd SC elections and against collectively supporting any candidate for the following reasons:

2008-02-29 | Statements
Statement on Presidential Elections 2008

We, the undersigned civil society organizations, express our deep concern with the presidential elections on February 19, 2008, the pre-election period, the election campaign and the post-election processes in the country.  The assessment of international observers, even though portrayed in a positive light by the government and the government controlled media, was critical.

2007-11-19 | Statements
Open Letter on the Issue of Construction of Teghut Ore Mining and Processing Enterprise and the Oper

The Environmental Public Alliance of 34 non-governmental organizations and “Partnership for Open Society” Initiative of 63 organizations express their concern about the current processes regarding the exploitation of the country’s natural resources and in particular, over the construction of Teghut ore mining and processing enterprise and the operation of Teghut copper-molybdenum mine.

2007-11-08 | Statements
Statement on Armenia’s joining a number of CIS countries in requesting changes in OSCE election observation procedures

A number of civil society organizations united in the Partnership for Open Society Initiative hereby express our opinion on the matter of Armenia’s recent joining a number of CIS countries in requesting changes in OSCE election observation procedures.

2006-11-07 | Statements
Statement of Partnership for Open Society Initiative on RA Law “On Lobbyist Activities”

The POS, a coalition of civil society actors, expresses its concern with regard to the draft law “On Lobbyist Activities” that was approved by the government and submitted to the RA National Assembly.  We believe that if the current version of the draft law “On Lobbyist Activities” is approved by RA National Assembly, it will become a serious obstacle for any civil society participation in formulation of the legislative framework as well as for any democratic participatory process in policy analysis and development in the country.

2006-05-26 | Statements
Statement by the Partnership for Open Society for Cooperation with RA Government in developing of the European Neighborhood Policy Action Plan

The Partnership for Open Society, a coalition of civil society representatives, acknowledges the ENP as an exceptional opportunity for implementation of democratic, political, economical, and social reforms that would enable Armenia to have a closer relationship with the EU. The Partnership considers the primary goal of the ENP to be one of building the efficient institutions necessary in a democratic state based on the rule of law with an open and competitive market economy in the EU's neighbors.

2005-05-24 | Statements
Statement of Partnership for Open Society on Electoral Code

The Partnership for Open Society Initiative, having in mind the importance of reforms carried out in the Republic of Armenia towards strengthening democracy and the rule of law, is deeply concerned about the adoption of the Republic of Armenia Law on Amending the Electoral Code (dated May 19, 2005) and about the Council of Europe Venice Commission and OSCE/ODIHR experts’ assessing the draft Law as progress.   

2004-07-26 | Statements
Statement of the POS initiative on "Statement by CIS member-states on the state of affairs in OSCE"

We, representatives of non-governmental organizations supporting the "Partnership for Open Society" (Partnership) initiative, are expressing our bewilderment and concern at Armenia joining the Statement adopted on July 3, 2004 in Moscow by the CIS member states with regard to the state of affairs in OSCE.  We believe that some provisions of this document are contradicting the official position of the Republic of Armenia on an entire range of issues.

2004-05-26 | Statements
Partnership for Open Society Initiative Statement on World Press Freedom Day

"Partnership for Open Society" initiative congratulates all the media on the World Press Freedom Day.

Having analyzed the media situation in Armenia, we state:

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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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