Congress Co-operation activities

Yerevan, Armenia 12/09/2018
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Congress Co-operation activities

Armenia ratified the European Charter of Local Self-Government (CETS No122) on 25 January 2002 and the Additional Protocol to the Charter on the right to participate in the affairs of a local authority (CETS No. 207) on 13 May 2013.The amendments were adopted in the legislation with the aim of strengthening citizen participation in decision-making at local government level.

In the framework of the Council of Europe Action Plan for Armenia, and based on Recommendation 351 (2014) on Local Democracy in Armenia, the Congress is currently implementing three projects. Activities are aimed at developing the competencies of local elected representatives, fostering dialogue among local authorities and between these and the central authorities, enhancing citizen participation in the decision-making at local level and strengthening capacities of the Communities Association of Armenia.

These projects are carried out in cooperation with the Centre of Expertise for Local Government Reform of the Council of Europe, which provides legislative assistance to the local government reform and proposes activities to strengthen the administrative capacities of Armenian local authorities and to disseminate best practices.

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Dear Visitor,

Welcome to the website of the Council of Europe Office in Yerevan.

The Office represents the Secretary General of the Organisation in Armenia. It closely co-operates with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and other national authorities supporting the implementation of statutory obligations to the Council of Europe by Armenia. The Office also co-ordinates and implements a number of Projects and Programmes supporting legislative and institutional reforms in Armenia.

A new 2015-2018 Council of Europe Action Plan for Armenia was adopted by the Council of Europe Committee of Ministers on 15 September 2015. It constitutes the strategic framework for the co-operation of the Organisation with the Armenian authorities with a view to promote current reforms in the country. The four main directions of action under the document are: protecting and promoting human rights, ensuring justice, combatting threats to the rule of law, as well as promoting democratic governance.

As part of our continued outreach, the Office is also committed to working closely with NGOs, the media, and the public at large.

I hope that the information and resources available on this website will be helpful to address your questions related to the activities of our Office and the Council of Europe in Armenia.

Thank you.

Natalia Voutova

Head of the Council of Europe Office in Yerevan

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