On Tuesday, 17 October, the Council of Europe and European Union presented to media in Yerevan the results of projects for Eastern Partnership countries, including Armenia.
The four projects carried out in Armenia under the Partnership for Good Governance in 2015-2017, have focused on improving electoral processes in the country, combatting ill-treatment and impunity, strengthening healthcare and human rights protection in Armenian prisons, supporting judicial reform as well as fighting corruption in higher education in Armenia.
The projects have been funded by the EU and the Council of Europe, and are implemented by the Council of Europe. The total budget of these projects is 2.4 million euros. In addition to these country-specific projects, Armenia also participates in 14 regional initiatives covering several countries.
Natalia Voutova, Head of the Council of Europe Office in Yerevan; Hoa-Binh Adjemian, Head of Co-operation Section of the European Union Delegation to Armenia; Gagik Ghalatchian, Director of the European Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs; and Tania van Dijk, Head of Division, Programming Co-ordination, Council of Europe (Strasbourg) presented the projects and replied to questions from media representatives.