On 10-11 and 12-13 July 2018, the Council of Europe Project on Support to Consolidating Local Democracy in Armenia together with the Ministry of Territorial Administration and Development of Armenia organised two two-day training for representatives of 52 amalgamated communities. The training was devoted to strategic planning at local level.
D Gevorgyan, Deputy Minister of MTAD, welcomed the participants and highlighted the importance of the training in the context of current priorities of the Government. In a Q&A session Deputy Minister addressed the questions on strategic municipal planning, local development and local governance reforms in general.
The training was delivered by L Allio, International Expert, and V Shahbazyan, Local Expert. They introduced strategic municipal planning in the context of local self-government reforms, its rationale and nature, main steps and other relevant issues. Practical exercises were performed to help community representatives develop the vision and strategic goals of the communities as well as exchange experiences.