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Yerevan, Armenia 17/11/2023
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Topical issues of interagency cooperation discussed by stakeholders

A wide group of relevant state agencies and organisations engaged in a workshop dedicated to interagency and interdisciplinary cooperation of Armenia's Probation Service with other stakeholders aimed at boosting collaboration and knowledge exchange. The event, held on 10 November 2023 in Yerevan, brought together representatives of several state agencies, the judiciary and civil society, Council of Europe national and international consultants and officials from Armenia's Probation Service.

During the event the diverse and multistakeholder audience demonstrated a shared commitment to strengthen and improve the work of Armenia's Probation Service through effective interagency collaboration. The participants discussed findings and recommendations of the Council of Europe needs assessment report and presented their views on the issues such as application of alternative measures of restraints (home arrest, administrative control), information sharing, re-socialization and rehabilitation of offender.

They also stressed the importance of further discussions aiming at exploring various platforms of inter-agency cooperation.

This event is part of the Council of Europe’s support within the framework of the Project "Strengthening the Probation Service in Armenia" that assists the national authorities in facilitating the use of probation services in the country, thus enhancing community safety and the fair administration of justice. The Project is financed within the framework of the Council of Europe Action Plan for Armenia 2023-2026 and implemented by the Council of Europe.

The Council of Europe is the continent’s leading human rights organisation, with 46 member states, including Armenia. All our member states are party to the European Convention on Human Rights, which is the cornerstone of human rights protection in Europe.

The Council of Europe Office in Yerevan, represents the Secretary General in Armenia. It closely co-operates with national authorities supporting the implementation of statutory obligations to the Council of Europe by Armenia through co-operation projects.