Support to Consolidating Local Democracy in Armenia (follow-up)

Start date: August 2017

Duration: 12 months

Budget: 337 000 EUR

Donor: Government of Sweden

Partners: Ministry of Territorial Administration and Development, Ministry of Finance, National Assembly, local authorities in Armenia, associations representing LSG bodies, NGOs involved in citizen participation, ALDA

Contact Person: Ms Liana Aghabekyan, Senior Project Officer

Organised in the context of the Council of Europe Action Plan for Armenia, this project aimed at strengthening local democracy and supporting decentralisation in Armenia.  Assistance was given to the government to improve the legal and institutional framework of local self-government in line with European standards and tools.  Armenian communities benefited from capacity building activities designed to reinforce cooperation between themselves and deliver more effective and efficient municipal services to citizens.

Publications of the Project Publications of the Project
Publications Publications
Best Practice in Armenia Best Practice in Armenia
Armenia 30/01/2015
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This film was produced for the Council of Europe's Best Practices Programme in Armenia in January 2015 and presents the Programme carried out throughout 2014 where 6 communities had won a contest to fly to Strasbourg for a site visit and learning experience.

Call to Government Call to Government
Hand in Hand Hand in Hand
12/10/2015
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“The Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe filmed a documentary on citizen participation initiatives, which are implemented in the framework of the project “Support to consolidating local democracy in Armenia”. The objective of the Documentary film is to emphasize the importance for local authorities of providing opportunities to the citizens and the civil society to get involved in the decision making at local level, and to present the support given by the Congress to four target communities (Akhtala, Artik, Urtsadzor, and Vardenik). The Documentary is providing background information about the communities, the main issue that has been identified for discussion and decision, the level of civic engagement in the community, and the support received from the Congress.

Citizen participation initiatives in Armenia Citizen participation initiatives in Armenia

From active participation to strong local democracy