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25May
Ambassador Świtalski’s Europe Day Press Conference
Ambassador Świtalski’s Europe Day Press Conference

On 8 May the Head of EU Delegation to Armenia, Ambassador Piotr Świtalski gave a press conference on Europe Day 2017 celebrations in Armenia. He discussed EU-Armenia relations and the embezzlement case of EU grants.

18Apr
EU Launches Two New Grant Schemes
EU Launches Two New Grant Schemes

The European Union has launched two new calls for project proposals on its ongoing grants programmes. The total amount available under these new calls is €4.4 million.

4Apr
The 60th Anniversary of the Rome Treaties
The 60th Anniversary of the Rome Treaties

On 24 March, the EU Delegation to Armenia and the Italian Embassy in Armenia organised the "Ever Closer Union" photo exhibition to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Rome Treaties. The exhibition was open to the public from 25 to 27 March at the Armenian Artists Union.

22Mar
Peoples’ Expectations and Needs of Justice in Armenia
Peoples’ Expectations and Needs of Justice in Armenia

On 14 March an analytical report on peoples' expectations and needs of justice in Armenia was presented. The research was conducted from May-December 2016 by the EU Justice Monitoring Project across the whole territory of Armenia.

1Mar
Public Oversight over Parliamentary Elections 2017
Public Oversight over Parliamentary Elections 2017

The "Public Oversight over Parliamentary Elections 2017" project will help to conduct a comprehensive domestic observation mission during the 2017 parliamentary elections in Armenia and will involve more than 3,000 election observers.

14Feb
High-level EU Officials Visit Armenia
High-level EU Officials Visit Armenia

On 2 February, Christian Danielsson, the European Union's Director General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations, was in Armenia as a part of his official visit to the South Caucasus.

9Jan
EU-funded game helps to fight corruption
EU-funded game helps to fight corruption

On International Anti-Corruption Day, the EU Ambassador Piotr Świtalski, launched the demo version of "Anti-corruption game of the next generation" at the Tumo Centre for Creative Technologies.The first comic about the game was also presented.

30Nov
Public school and education monitoring
Public school and education monitoring

Public school and education indicators are now being monitored in Armenia through the Dasaran educational programme using the“E-Stat Diagnostic Tool on Public Education” (eSDT). The development of this analytical tool has been funded by the European Union.

24Nov
EU launches new initiative on innovation capacities
EU launches new initiative on innovation capacities

On 17 November, Yerevan hosted the 8th Eastern Partnership (EaP) Informal Ministerial Dialogue. Johannes Hahn, the Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations and Carlos Moedas, the EU Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, were in Armenia to take part in the event.

22Nov
Euroclubs now exist across Armenia
Euroclubs now exist across Armenia

In May 2016 the EU Delegation to Armenia launched the first Euroclub in Armenia. The Head of the EU Delegation to Armenia, Ambassador Świtalski, promised that Euroclubs would be opened in all Armenian marzes by the end of the year. This is now a reality.

18Nov
Erasmus+ Information Days in Yerevan
Erasmus+ Information Days in Yerevan

What are the key actions of the Erasmus+ programme? When are the calls for the application being announced? How can you find tips on how to apply? When are the deadlines?

14Nov
Stronger CSOs – Stronger Armenia
Stronger CSOs – Stronger Armenia

Civil society organisations play a lead role in building public-private partnerships for economic development, democracy, and the changes and challenges that countries face.

8Nov
EU promotes a more secure northern Armenian border-crossing
EU promotes a more secure northern Armenian border-crossing

Simplified procedures, reduced waiting times, modern infrastructure and equipment, improved security – these are only a few of the many advantages

1Nov
EU launches new initiatives to support local authorities in EaP countries
EU launches new initiatives to support local authorities in EaP countries

A high-level conference was held on 26-27 October, 2016 in Yerevan to celebrate 20 years of local government in Armenia.

21Oct
Launch of Euroclub in Yerevan
Launch of Euroclub in Yerevan

The concept of Euroclubs started more than 25 years ago in Portugal, and spread to other EU member states and beyond

20Oct
Armenia Model European Union Youth Conference 2016
Armenia Model European Union Youth Conference 2016

Becoming the Head of the European Parliament, Council of Europe, High Representative of the EU, or party leader at the European Parliament – in real life it needs years of experience and hard work.

7Jul
Ambassador Świtalski presents the EU’s Global Strategy
Ambassador Świtalski presents the EU’s Global Strategy

The "Global Strategy for the European Union’s Foreign and Security Policy" was presented by Head of the EU Delegation to Armenia, Ambassador Piotr Świtalski on 4 July 2016.

4Jul
Raising the bar of Armenian higher education through EU support
Raising the bar of Armenian higher education through EU support

For the past two years, the European Union has supported Armenia in improving its higher education to make it more compatible with higher education in Europe.

8Jun
Europe Day 2016 – another page in EU-Armenia cooperation history
Europe Day 2016 – another page in EU-Armenia cooperation history

On 9 May 1950 the first move towards the creation of what is now known as the European Union was made. 35 years later, it was decided to celebrate 9 May as Europe Day during the Milan Summit

19May
European Union support to education and employment in Armenia
European Union support to education and employment in Armenia

The EU has supported education sector reforms in Armenia for the past 14 years, taking a particularly strong focus on vocational education and training (VET).

20Apr
New EU-funded project on migration and border management
New EU-funded project on migration and border management

On 19 April 2016, a new EU-funded project on migration and border management was launched.

16Feb
A new round of EU-Armenia talks
A new round of EU-Armenia talks

The Head of the EU Delegation to Armenia, Ambassdaor Świtalski, was invited to discuss the new round of the EU-Armenia talks with Armenian journalists on 9 February 2015.

9Feb
The Diaspora’s potential to benefit Armenian children
The Diaspora’s potential to benefit Armenian children

On 3 February 2016 UNICEF brought together a large group of Armenian child-rights and diaspora experts in a Workshop on Innovative Approaches to Diaspora Engagement and use of Remittances for Children’s Wellbeing in Armenia.

8Feb
‪#‎Inno4Dev‬: Innovation for development ‬‬‬‬‬
‪#‎Inno4Dev‬: Innovation for development ‬‬‬‬‬

The launch event of the new “Innovation for development” project took place on 2 February 2016.

18Dec
Anti-corruption Game
Anti-corruption Game

The Head of the EU Delegation to Armenia, Ambassador Piotr Antoni Świtalski, and other representatives from the EU Delegation attended an event to mark the creation of an anti-corruption game.

17Dec
EU supports Organic Agriculture
EU supports Organic Agriculture

The launch of the EU-funded “Organic Agriculture Support Initiative in Armenia” (OASI) project took place on 15 December 2015.

2Dec
Women in Local Democracy Workshop
Women in Local Democracy Workshop

From 29 November to 1 December 2015, a three-day workshop was organised within the framework of the “Women in Local Democracy” (WiLD) project, which is funded by the European Union and implemented by UNDP.

23Nov
EYP Forum in Armenia: AYSOR 2015
EYP Forum in Armenia: AYSOR 2015

The opening ceremony of the International European Youth Parliament (EYP) Forum in Armenia took place on 21 November 2015. The forum’s theme is “Activate youth for sustainability: obtaining and rebuilding (AYSOR)”.

20Nov
ENP review
ENP review

The European Commission and the EU’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy have outlined the major points European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) review

16Nov
Armenia model European Union 2015 conference
Armenia model European Union 2015 conference

The “Armenia Model European Union 2015” youth conference (AMEU 2015) was organised on 14-15 November 2015 by the AEGEE-Yerevan and Yerevan European Students.

12Nov
Performance auditing training
Performance auditing training

The Centre of Excellence in Finance (CEF) is running performance auditing training for representatives from the Chamber of Control

4Nov
16th meeting of the EU-Armenia cooperation committee
16th meeting of the EU-Armenia cooperation committee

The 16th meeting of the EU-Armenia Cooperation Committee took place in Yerevan on 4 November 2015.

21Oct
Meeting with the Prime Minister and a signing ceremony
Meeting with the Prime Minister and a signing ceremony

Prime Minister Hovik Abrahamyan received a delegation led by the Vice President of the European Investment Bank, László Baranyay, on 16 October 2015.

20Oct
A Modern Border Crossing Point in Bagratashen
A Modern Border Crossing Point in Bagratashen

László Baranyay, Vice-President of the European Investment Bank (EIB), accompanied by Hoa-Binh Adjemian

30Sep
e-Armenia. The present and perspectives
e-Armenia. The present and perspectives

The EU Delegation to Armenia, in cooperation with the Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU), the Tumo Centre for Creative Technologies, and the Estonian Embassy, organised the “e-Armenia” conference on 29 September 2015.

22Sep
First CORLEAP in Armenia
First CORLEAP in Armenia

Armenia hosted the first meeting of the conference for regional and local authorities of the Eastern Partnership (CORLEAP) on 18 September 2015.

18Sep
Justice Academy website
Justice Academy website

The website of the Justice Academy was launched on 17 September 2015.

4Aug
Traian Hristea: Relations with the EU: what do they mean for Armenians?
Traian Hristea: Relations with the EU: what do they mean for Armenians?

When the Lisbon Treaty entered into force in December 2009, the EU institutions underwent great changes, one of the significant developments being the establishment of the European External Action Service in January 2011.

22Jun
Fingerprints and digital photos for Schengen visas
Fingerprints and digital photos for Schengen visas

All Schengen states’ consulates in Armenia will start using VIS as of 23 June 2015.

10Jun
Women Entrepreneurship Week in Yerevan
Women Entrepreneurship Week in Yerevan

“Women’s Entrepreneurship Week” is taking place in Yerevan from 8 to 11 June 2015, organised by the Armenian Young Women’s Association (AYWA).

8Jun
“Discover Europe”
“Discover Europe”

The presentation of the EU-funded “Discover Europe” educational project took place on 5 June 2015.

29May
Combating corruption in higher education
Combating corruption in higher education

The launch ceremony of the “Strengthening integrity and combating corruption in higher education in Armenia” project took place on 27 May 2015.

23May
Reception to celebrate the Europe Day
Reception to celebrate the Europe Day

The EU Delegation to Armenia invited many officials from the Armenian Government, international organisations, embassies and NGO’s to celebrate the 65th anniversary of the Schuman Declaration.

18May
Europe Day celebrations start in Vanadzor and Gyumri
Europe Day celebrations start in Vanadzor and Gyumri

The European Union has been celebrating Europe Day within its borders for the last 65 years.

18May
Armenia hosted EHEA Ministerial Conference and Bologna Policy Forum
Armenia hosted EHEA Ministerial Conference and Bologna Policy Forum

The European Higher Education Area (EHEA) Ministerial Conference and Fourth Bologna Policy Forum took place on 14-15 May 2015 in Yerevan.

11May
Safer metro for the residents of Yerevan
Safer metro for the residents of Yerevan

A ceremony to mark the extension of the existing drainage tunnel under the Metro took place on 11 May 2015.

8May
Statement by the High Representative/Vice President on Europe Day
Statement by the High Representative/Vice President on Europe Day

On 9 May 1950 Robert Schuman called on the nations of Europe to unite and make war on our continent impossible.

22Apr
Prevention, Preparedness and Response to Natural and Man-made Disasters
Prevention, Preparedness and Response to Natural and Man-made Disasters

Prevention, preparedness and response to natural and man-made disasters (PPRD) in the EaP countries- PPRD East 2 national advisory group meeting took place on 21 April 2015.

17Apr
Dual system in VET sphere
Dual system in VET sphere

In the framework of an EU funded project a seminar-discussion “Leadership in the context of improvement and coordination of decision making process in VET sphere development” took place on 15 April 2015.

25Mar
EU-Armenia Parliamentary Cooperation Committee session
EU-Armenia Parliamentary Cooperation Committee session

The 15th session of the EU-Armenia Parliamentary Cooperation Committee (PCC) took place on 19-20 March 2015.

20Mar
Joint Hahn-Nalbandyan press conference
Joint Hahn-Nalbandyan press conference

The two officials spoke to journalists about further EU-Armenia cooperation and then answered questions.

19Mar
EU Commissioner Hahn visits Yerevan College
EU Commissioner Hahn visits Yerevan College

During his visit the EU Commissioner also went to Yerevan Regional State College #1.

17Mar
Signing of 3 agreements between the EU and Armenia
Signing of 3 agreements between the EU and Armenia

A meeting between Wilhelm Molterer, Vice President of the European Investment Bank (EIB), and Hovik Abrahamyan, the Armenian Prime Minister, took place on 16 March.

10Mar
VET workshop with EU experts
VET workshop with EU experts

A workshop introducing the European credit system for vocational education and training (VET) took place on 6 March 2015.

27Feb
EU-Armenia cooperation perspectives
EU-Armenia cooperation perspectives

International conference on “EU-Armenia cooperation: perspective in the actual political environment”, took place on 25 February.

24Feb
Education to the European Standards
Education to the European Standards

The European Union Delegation to Armenia invited journalists on 19 February to a press briefing.

4Feb
Safer roads through TRACECA
Safer roads through TRACECA

A TRACECA road safety action planning workshop opened on 3 February 2015 in the Congress Hotel in Yerevan.

29Jan
Support to agriculture
Support to agriculture

The official launch event of the ENPARD in Armenia took place on 23 January.

20Jan
EU’s new €77.5 million assistance
EU’s new €77.5 million assistance

A ceremony of launching eight agreements signed between the EU and Armenia was held at the office of the Prime Minister.

22Dec
EU signed fifteen cooperation contracts
EU signed fifteen cooperation contracts

An official ceremony for the signature of fifteen cooperation contracts took place at the EU Delegation to Armenia.

16Dec
Approximation to European Higher Education system
Approximation to European Higher Education system

The National Erasmus+ Office in Armenia, the EU Delegation to Armenia and the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) organised on 11 December an information day for scholars, experts from higher education institutions, students, and representatives of non-governmental organisations.

5Dec
EU’s support to disaster risk management
EU’s support to disaster risk management

A two-day conference on disaster risk management was held in Yerevan on 3 -4 December, initiated by the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Armenia and the NGO “Emergency Channel”. The conference was aimed at addressing emergency information and communication issues as integral parts of disaster risk reduction (DRR), and at compiling global best pr...

14Nov
The EU Advisory Group presents final achievements
The EU Advisory Group presents final achievements

The EU Advisory Group (EUAG) held its 16th and last Advisory Board Meeting on 11 November in the presence of the Head of the EU Delegation to Armenia, Ambassador Traian Hristea, and the Chief of Staff of the Office to the President of Armenia, Vigen Sargsyan. The board gave a positive assessment of EUAG activities throughout the whole implementati...

13Nov
Armenia Model EU 2014
Armenia Model EU 2014

The “Armenia Model European Union 2014” Youth Conference (AMEU 2014) was held on 8 November. More than 110 Armenian students and activists from various regions of Armenia as well as 18 international participants from different European countries participated in the project. These participants were selected through a competitive, two-phase procedure...

21Oct
Perspectives for Armenian diplomacy
Perspectives for Armenian diplomacy

On 16 October the Armenian Diplomatic School organised a workshop for international relations professionals and academics. The event was organised within the EU-funded project on “Providing Support to Capacity and Institution Building of the Diplomatic School in Armenia”. Participants listened to a panel of local and international speakers who disc...

21Oct
The EU supports E-Registry system
The EU supports E-Registry system

On 18 October the official unveiling of the Armenian Electronic Civil Status Registry took place in Gyumri. This e-system was devised by the Armenian government with the support of the European Union through the “Transactional e-Government support in Armenia” project. The Head of the EU Delegation to Armenia, Ambassador Traian Hristea, noted tha...

20Oct
Certificates for the EU in Armenia club
Certificates for the EU in Armenia club

On 10 October, at the EU Centre, the Head of the EU Delegation to Armenia, Traian Hristea, presented certificates to participants of the second EU in Armenia club training course. Ambassador Hristea expressed his appreciation of the activities undertaken by the EU Centre, and hoped that similar projects would involve even greater numbers of people ...

17Oct
Draft anti-corruption strategy discussions
Draft anti-corruption strategy discussions

On 6 October 2014, the EU Advisory Group (EUAG) organised a working discussion on the draft Anti-Corruption Strategy and Action Plan. The meeting was aimed at presenting comments and recommendations on the draft and to discuss mechanisms for implementation. The draft strategy defines the institutional setting of the fight against corruption and ...

7Oct
European Union facilitating access to trade finance
European Union facilitating access to trade finance

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the EU organised a trade finance conference on 1 October at Elite Plaza Business Centre. It was aimed at increasing awareness and facilitating better access to trade finance instruments for small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Armenia. The 2-day event gave opportunity for inte...

7Oct
Armenian integration into European Higher Education
Armenian integration into European Higher Education

The EU-funded twinning project called “Empowerment of the Tertiary Level Education of the Republic of Armenia for European Higher Education Are Integration” was launched on 1 October in Yerevan. This project will contribute to the strengthening of cooperation on social development, in particular educational reform. This will be in line with EU best...

16Sep
Summarising EUAG activity
Summarising EUAG activity

On 12 September the EU Advisory Group (EUAG) held an event in the Armenian National Assembly to summarise its activities in the fields of EU Approximation and Governance and EU-Armenia Parliamentary Cooperation. The Chair of the Standing Committee on European Integration, Naira Zohrabyan, highlighted the contribution EUAG had made to parliamentary ...

5Sep
Working Meeting on Anti-Corruption Strategy
Working Meeting on Anti-Corruption Strategy

A working meeting was held on 26 August on the draft of the Republic of Armenia 2014-2018 Anti-Corruption Strategy. Representatives of civil society organizations (CSOs) and government attended the meeting. The event was opened by Karen Zadoyan, head of the “Armenian Young Lawyers Association” NGO. He presented the concept behind the anti-corruptio...

4Sep
Reforms to Judge Appointments
Reforms to Judge Appointments

On 26 August a public discussion on the procedure of judges’ appointments and testing system took place at the Armenian Ministry of Justice. Representatives of the ministry, civil society and international experts were invited to take part. The event was organised within the framework of the EU-funded “Support to Justice Reform in Armenia” programm...

5Aug
Fostering Cooperation between the European Parliament and the Armenian National Assembly
Fostering Cooperation between the European Parliament and the Armenian National Assembly

A workshop on cooperation with the European Parliament was organised at the National Assembly of Armenia on 22 July, aimed at strengthening inter-parliamentary relations on bilateral interests. The Chairperson of the Delegation to the Parliamentary Cooperation Committee (PCC) from Armenia, Samvel Farmanyan, opened the workshop, stating: ‘Both sides...

18Jul
Erasmus Mundus pre-departure meeting
Erasmus Mundus pre-departure meeting

On 11 July a pre-departure orientation meeting of students leaving to study abroad in frames of "Erasmus+" programme took place at the EU Centre. The event was organised by the "Erasmus Mundus" association with support of the European Union. Students from Armenia that are going to obtain an MA degree in European universities and get double European...

4Jul
Dreamnight at the Zoo
Dreamnight at the Zoo

On 28 June Yerevan Zoo celebrated “Dreamnight” for the first time. “Dreamnight at the Zoo” is a global network that unites zoos from Germany, Japan, USA, Canada, Mexico, China and India. The idea of the network is to invite chronically ill and disabled children for an unforgettable evening at the zoo once a year. Yerevan joined this global netwo...

16Jun
Concept on Constitutional Reforms
Concept on Constitutional Reforms

On 5 June a political party consultation on a draft concept paper on constitutional reform in Armenia was held in Yerevan. The consultation was organised by the Specialised Commission on Constitutional Reforms of the President of the Republic of Armenia, in cooperation with the OSCE in Yerevan, the EU Delegation in Armenia and the German Federal En...

16Jun
Second EU in Armenia Club event
Second EU in Armenia Club event

On 30 May, a second cycle of three-day training courses 'EU in Armenia Club' took place in Aghveran. It was opened by the Head of the EU Delegation to Armenia, Traian Hristea and the Deputy Minister of Economics, Garegin Melkonyan. The Head of Operations Section of the EU Delegation to Armenia, Hoa-Binh Adjemian, gave a presentation on the developm...

20May
Europe Day 2014: Launching Ceremony of Information Week
Europe Day 2014: Launching Ceremony of Information Week

Opening Ceremony at Gyumri Information Technologies Centre On 17 May the launch ceremony of Europe Day Information Week took place in Gyumri, Shirak region, at the Gyumri Information Technologies Centre. This first day of celebrations included several informational, educational and entertainment events for young people in the town. Head of the ...

19May
EU programmes and reforms for Secondary Schools and Universities
EU programmes and reforms for Secondary Schools and Universities

On 14 May 2014, a national forum on raising awareness about EU - Armenia Cooperation among high school and university students, organised in frames of the Education Component of the project “Support to EU Communication on Reforms in Armenia”, took place in the Ani Plaza hotel. The forum was initiated to discuss education, notably increasing awarene...

15May
€15 million EU grant for improving water supply system in Armenia
€15 million EU grant for improving water supply system in Armenia

On 14 May 2014, the signature ceremony of the €15 million grant financing agreement for the Communal Infrastructure Water Programme, Phase 3, provided by the EU within the Neighbourhood Investment Facility, took place at the Ministry of Finance. The agreement was signed between the Government of the Republic of Armenia and KfW Development Bank. Aut...

6May
Role of national parliaments in the protection and promotion of human rights
Role of national parliaments in the protection and promotion of human rights

On 10 April an international seminar on the role of national parliaments in protection and promotion of human rights took place in the National Assembly. The main goal of the seminar was to convey a strong message to the members of the Armenian National Assembly that the protection of human rights is not an exclusive responsibility of the executive...

6Mar
Erasmus+ Promotion Day
Erasmus+ Promotion Day

On 28 February the Erasmus+ Promotion Day was held at the EU Centre. The event was organised to inform Armenian youth about the details of “Erasmus+”, a programme funded by the European Commission. It is a new programme launched in January 2014 which combines all the EU’s current schemes for education, training, youth and sport. Team Leader of the...

4Mar
EU Ambassador hands over certificates to the first “EU in Armenia Club” members
EU Ambassador hands over certificates to the first “EU in Armenia Club” members

On 26 February 2014 the Head of the EU Delegation, Ambassador Traian Hristea, presented participants of the first training course of the “EU in Armenia Club” with certificates at the EU Centre in Yerevan.Hristea highlighted that representatives of different social sectors had been highly active during the training course: ‘It was an expression of i...

4Mar
“EU in Armenia Club” launched
“EU in Armenia Club” launched

The first meeting of the “EU in Armenia Club” was held on 21-23 February 2014 in Aghveran. The club has been established to encourage the development of a network of influential and knowledgeable alumni. Club activities will include training and networking events for senior officials and distinguished representatives from Armenian society. The trai...

3Mar
EU Advisory Group presents project results of last quarter
EU Advisory Group presents project results of last quarter

On 25 February 2014 the 15th Board Meeting of the EU Advisory Group (EUAG) in Armenia took place in Yerevan. Artur Baghdasaryan, the Secretary of the National Security Council (NSC), and Ambassador Traian Hristea, Head of the EU Delegation to Armenia, co-chaired the meeting, and participants included high-ranking officials from the President’s Offi...

20Feb
European Youth Parliament Business Simulation conference
European Youth Parliament Business Simulation conference

On 15 February 2014 the first “European Youth Parliament (EYP) Business Simulation” conference on business environments in the context of the Eastern Partnership was held, organised by EYP and the EU Centre. More than 30 youngsters, divided into 4 working groups, presented business environment development potentials of several Eastern Partnership ...

20Feb
Info Hour for Students on Visa Facilitation
Info Hour for Students on Visa Facilitation

On 15 February 2014 a presentation for students on “Visa Facilitation Agreement between the EU and Armenia” took place in Yerevan. Ehtel Halliste, Head of the EU Centre, talked on the agreement which recently came into force and its benefits for young people. She was able to pass on the good news that, from now on, students would be exempt from vi...

20Feb
Armenia begins reforms on private international law
Armenia begins reforms on private international law

On 15 February 2014 the EU Advisory Group (EUAG), in cooperation with the Armenian Ministry of Justice, organised a roundtable discussion on the elaboration of private international law in Armenia. This roundtable was organised as a result of the request by the Ministry of Justice for advice on the need to codify private international law through...

12Feb
Seminar on inter-parliamentary cooperation at the National Assembly
Seminar on inter-parliamentary cooperation at the National Assembly

On 7 February 2014 the EU Advisory Group (EUAG) organised a seminar on Inter-parliamentary Cooperation in the European Union at the Armenian National Assembly (NA). The seminar was intended for members of NA Standing Committees which deal with inter-parliamentary cooperation, members of NA Delegations of the EU-Armenia Parliamentary Cooperation Co...

10Dec
Erasmus Mundus Action 2: Supporting education
Erasmus Mundus Action 2: Supporting education

On November 20, the Erasmus Mundus Action 2 Promotion Day was held at the Armenian-Russian (Slavonic) University, in which students, lecturers and administrative staff of different Armenian universities participated. The event was attended by the Head of the EU Delegation to Armenia, Ambassador Traian Hristea, and the Slavonic University Vice Recto...

29Jul
EU support to the Diplomatic School of Armenia
EU support to the Diplomatic School of Armenia

A new EU-funded project toprovidesupport to capacity and institution building withinthe Diplomatic School of Armenia has beenlaunched. The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Armenia, Eduard Nalbandyan, together with the Head of the EU Delegation to Armenia, Traian Hristea, welcomed this initiative during a reception hosted by the Foreign Affairs Minist...

3Jun
Customs twinning project halfway through
Customs twinning project halfway through

On 21 May 2013 a “visibility” mid-year event was organised to highlight the initial results of the one-year “Support to the State Revenue Committee for strengthening of customs control procedures and enforcement in the Republic of Armenia” EU Twinning Project. The beneficiary of the project is the Armenian State Revenue Committee (SRC). The object...

14May
EU and Armenia: now even closer
EU and Armenia: now even closer

The EU Chief Negotiator of the Armenia-EU Association Agreement and Director for Russia, Eastern Partnership, Central Asia, Regional Cooperation and OSCE at the European External Action Service, Gunnar Wiegand, was recently in Armenia. He took part in the 12th plenary session of talks on the Armenia-EU Association Agreement, held on 19-20 March in ...

19Apr
The EU Centre as a gateway to EU projects
The EU Centre as a gateway to EU projects

On 17 April 2013 the newly-opened EU Centre in Yerevan held a reception for ongoing EU-funded projects in Armenia. The event, the third official reception held by the centre was attended by Traian Hristea, the Head of the EU Delegation to Armenia. Hristea stated that the aim of the event was to present new communications opportunities for EU-fund...

19Feb
A new beginning for statistics in Armenia
A new beginning for statistics in Armenia

The EU-funded project “Forwarding Armenian Statistics Through Twinning” recently concluded its work in Armenia. Two years of successful cooperation between the National Statistical Service of Armenia (NSSRA) and the EU member state experts culminated in the project’s closing event on 13 February 2013. The EU-funded twinning project has helped to b...

13Feb
New EU Centre in Yerevan
New EU Centre in Yerevan

A new EU Centre in Armenia, set to become the EU communication hub in Armenia, was officially opened on 31 January in Yerevan. During the opening ceremony attended by EU and Armenian officials, the Head of the EU Delegation to Armenia, Traian Hristea, stated that today development cooperation with Armenia is more active than ever. 'There are curre...

11Feb
An EU project promotes cooperation between EU and Armenian administrations
An EU project promotes cooperation between EU and Armenian administrations

Since 2009 an EU funded project has supported the Ministry of Economy and other state institutions in coordinating the use of EU cooperation instruments, as well as institutional reforms tools financed by the European Union. Support to the Armenian Programme Administration Office for Twinning and Technical Assistance and Information Exchange (T...

13Nov
EU Supports the Establishment of a Probation Service in Armenia
EU Supports the Establishment of a Probation Service in Armenia

In June 2012, with the support of the EU, the Republic of Armenia signed a draft of the "2012-2016 Strategic Programme for Legal and Judicial Reforms in the Republic of Armenia". The project foresees comprehensive and multilevel reforms in the judicial sphere in order to establish a more professional judicial and legal system, which will be free fr...

9Oct
Judicial cooperation
Judicial cooperation

On 9 October 2012 an EU-funded twinning project started to support reforms in the justice sector in Armenia. The main purpose of this two-year project is to provide the Ministry of Justice with an internal normative and organisational framework, which will enable it to work towards further approximation with applicable EU standards and member state...

28Sep
New financing agreements for reforms
New financing agreements for reforms

EU Commissioner Štefan Füle signed financing agreements with Armenia through which the European Union will support the negotiations and implementation of future EU-Armenia bilateral agreements: the Association Agreement including Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement and the Visa Facilitation and Readmission Agreements. This financial program...