Democratic Development, Decentralisation and Good Governance in Armenia – Phase II
15 nov. 2023Yerevan, Armenia 15/11/2023
27 years after the first elections of Community heads and Community councils took place in...
14 nov. 2023
“Support to comprehensive local self-government reform and enhanced resilience of local communities”, objectives set for the next six months of the DDDGGA ProjectYerevan, Armenia 14/11/2023
On November 9th the Council of Europe Project Democratic Development, Decentralisation and Good...
10 nov. 2023
“A unique opportunity to set ambitious goals” – local government stakeholders discuss preparations for a new Law on Local Self-Government at Community Consultation InitiativeYerevan, Armenia 10/11/2023
Following approval by PM Pashinyan of the Concept of Decentralisation policy paper – putting...
28 sept. 2023VANADZOR, YEREVAN, AND TSAPATAGH (ARMENIA) 12-14 SEPTEMBER 2023
Economic development officers and other senior local officials from 38 local authorities across...
2 mars 2023
New project launched to support decentralisation reforms in Armenia and promote cross-border cooperation with GeorgiaYerevan, Armenia 28/02/2023
Council of Europe values and standards are key to helping consolidate recent territorial...
2 mars 2023Aparan, Armenia 23/02/2023
During a recent visit to Armenia, Council of Europe Director of Programme Co-ordination Claus...
Start date: December 2022
Duration: 37 months
Budget: 1 100 000 EUR
Donor: Austrian Development Cooperation
Partners: RoA Ministry of Territorial Administration and Infrastructure, local authorities in Armenia, local government associations, civil society organisations
Contact Person: Ms Ani Dallakyan, Senior Project Officer
The Project “Democratic Development, Decentralisation and Good Governance in Armenia – Phase II” aims to support the adoption of revised legislative framework for local self-government in line with European standards to reflect the new territorial-administrative map of Armenia and develop the capacities of local authorities of newly enlarged communities to ensure they can assume new responsibilities and competences. It also seeks to further raise awareness of good governance principles and promote cross-border co-operation (CBC), inter-municipal co-operation (IMC) and economic development at local level.
Thanks to the project, Armenian citizens will benefit from more inclusive, effective, and resilient institutional structures at local level, which are capable of delivering improved public service and promoting sustainable economic development as a result of an improved legislative framework.
It is expected that as a result of the Project:
- Active and substantive participation of communities and civil society in policy development and local governance processes is ensured.
- Local economic development policy is adopted to support financial decentralisation and deliver increased fiscal autonomy at local level.
- Revised Law on Local Self-Government and relevant constitutional amendments is adopted in light of stakeholder contribution and in line with European standards.
- Improved accessibility to and provision of public service at local level support equal access to resources for women, youth, and vulnerable people.
- Start-up grants support the completion of feasibility studies into inter-community cooperation and the establishment of intercommunity arrangements to support shared service delivery.
- Start-up grants on cross-border cooperation support the establishment of cross-border economic development initiatives.
- Platform for exchange of experience and best practice in inter-municipal cooperation, cross-border cooperation and economic development is established to facilitate peer learning among Communities.