Congress works on public ethics in Armenia

Co-operation Armenia 17 September 2021
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Congress works on public ethics in Armenia

"Public procurement deserves special attention in the fight against corruption since it is an essential part of public service delivery," stressed Amelie TARSCHYS INGRE (Sweden, ILDG), Congress rapporteur on “Making public procurement transparent at the local and regional levels” at a workshop on public ethics on 13-14 September. She called on Armenian local authorities to fight and prevent corrupt procurement practices in order to ensure the efficient delivery of local public services while building public trust.

This event concluded a series of workshops organised by the Congress in 2021 focusing on the principles of open government, fight against corruption and transparent public procurement procedures.

The workshops brought together representatives of Armenian local and national authorities to share their experiences with their peers, members of the Congress from the United Kingdom, Slovenia, Sweden and Ukraine, and to discuss public ethics issues in the light of relevant European standards and practices.

The workshops were organised within the “Strengthening the Communities Association of Armenia and Transparent, Participatory Local Governance in Armenia” project, which aims to improve the quality of local democracy in Armenia, enhance citizens’ confidence, and trust in local authorities through greater voice, accountability, effectiveness and inclusiveness of the local self-government bodies. It is implemented by the Congress, with the financial support of the Government of Switzerland, within the Council of Europe Action Plan for Armenia 2019-2022.