On October 2, 2019 a meeting titled “EaP Civil Society Forum until 2020 and onwards: CSF Armenian National Platform Priorities” was held at Vanadzor municipality. The meeting was aimed at presenting the activities of the ANP and promoting the engagement of regional CSOs. CSF Armenia Country Facilitator Lousineh Hakobyan made a short presentation for the attendees (mostly representing Vanadzor-based NGOs and Vanadzor municipality) on the 10-year history of the EaP Civil Society Platform, the activities of the CSF ANP and the role of civil society in the EU-Armenia Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement and the implementation of reforms in our country.
Afterwards ANP WG Coordinators Abraham Artashesyan (WG1), Amalia Hambartsumyan, (WG3), Artur Ghazaryan, (WG4), Arzuman Harutyunyan (WG5) made thematic presentations. An active discussion took place in particular on territorial administration and local self-governance issues. The existing environmental problems in the region were introduced, the importance of the creation of independent labour unions, as well as of the dialogue between civil society and the authorities was highlighted.
Civil society leaders, project managers, communication experts, activists and volunteers working in civil society organisations in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine have been invited to join an online storytelling course.
The course has been announced by the EU-funded Eastern Partnership Civil Society Facility (EaP CSF) for the second time. It aims to help civil society representatives better communicate their projects and engage more people by using storytelling techniques.
The course will start on 29 October and will last until 10 December. Those interested in applying are encouraged to do so by filling out an online application form located here before 13 October.
Participants will be selected based on their experience and motivations to participate in the course.