Issue 44

Drawing up a guide to understand Armenian forest laws

08-03-2011

A manual to interpret and explain Armenian forest legislation is being developed by WWF Armenia, with a series of training courses to follow under the EU-funded forestry project ENPI-FLEG. The manual is targeted not only at government sectors, NGOs and private companies, but also at the general public.

The manual will contain practical examples and references to relevant by-laws and other legal documents, along with detailed explanations on important legal topics such as environmental inspection, violations and the criminal code. There will also be annexes with relevant legal documents and sources (mainly Internet links).

A series of training courses for interested parties in the Lori, Tavush, Gegharkunik, Syunik, Kotayk and Yerevan regions of Armenia will be held following publication. In addition to learning about forestry legislation, participants will have the opportunity to discuss forestry-related cases.

The €6 million ENPI Forest Law Enforcement and Governance (FLEG) programme supports governments, civil society and the private sector in the development of sound and sustainable forest management practices, including the prevention of illegal forestry activities. (ENPI Info Centre)

We present you EaP Community www.easternpartnership.org website

EaP Community (www.easternpartnership.org) is a website dedicated to the idea and politics of the Eastern Partnership as part of the European Neighbourhood Policy of the European Union. It is a internet-hub for everyone who seeks up-to-date information, lively debate and practical advice on relations between the European Union and the Eastern Partnership states i.e. Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine.

EaP Community serves as an open forum for political dialogue, economy and business, mobility and migration, regional cooperation, civil society, energy security, and environment.

EaP Community provides reliable and updated information on the political, social and economic developments in the countries of EU’s Eastern neighbourhood.

EaP Community is a useful source of practical information on a wide range of EU’s activities in the Eastern neighbourhood including political, social and economic relations, and also on EU funding opportunities in the region.

EaP Community is addressed to experts, civil servants, journalists, civil society activists, businessmen, local authorities representatives and other persons interested in the developments of the EU – Eastern partners relations.

The project is financed and managed by a Warsaw-based think-tank, Centre for Eastern Studies (www.osw.waw.pl/en).

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