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

4 March 2014
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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 interest in EU-Armenia relations, and how we would like to shape bilateral relations in the future following the Vilnius summit. It was also an opportunity for participants to challenge speakers with interesting comments and questions’. The “EU in Armenia Club” was established to encourage the development of influential and knowledgeable Armenian alumni on the EU. Participants included senior officials from the Armenian government, Members of Parliament, leading journalists, representatives of civil society organisations, academic, business and religious circles, youth organisations, and students. Father Ruben Zargaryan shared his thoughts on the importance of the “EU in Armenia Club”: ‘We had close contacts with Europe during past centuries, especially in spiritual and cultural areas. Today we have to listen to them to better understand what Europe wants from us, and to actively talk to them to clarify our expectations’. The first meeting of the “EU in Armenia Club” was held on 21-23 February 2014 in Aghveran. Activities will include training and networking events for senior officials and distinguished representatives from Armenian society. Additional training courses have been planned to disseminate reliable information about EU-Armenia relations and cooperation.

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 interest in EU-Armenia relations, and how we would like to shape bilateral relations in the future following the Vilnius summit. It was also an opportunity for participants to challenge speakers with interesting comments and questions’. The “EU in Armenia Club” was established to encourage the development of influential and knowledgeable Armenian alumni on the EU. Participants included senior officials from the Armenian government, Members of Parliament, leading journalists, representatives of civil society organisations, academic, business and religious circles, youth organisations, and students. Father Ruben Zargaryan shared his thoughts on the importance of the “EU in Armenia Club”: ‘We had close contacts with Europe during past centuries, especially in spiritual and cultural areas. Today we have to listen to them to better understand what Europe wants from us, and to actively talk to them to clarify our expectations’. The first meeting of the “EU in Armenia Club” was held on 21-23 February 2014 in Aghveran. Activities will include training and networking events for senior officials and distinguished representatives from Armenian society. Additional training courses have been planned to disseminate reliable information about EU-Armenia relations and cooperation.