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EU experts to deliver university lectures

14 November 2012

On 24 October the EU Advisory group delivered a lecture to the students at the Centre for European Studies (CES) at Yerevan State University (YSU) on Human Rights field and the policy of the EU in this sector. The first lecture given by CES director Artur Ghazinyan. He stressed the importance of the lectures, mentioning that ‘it is very inspiring for us, that the EU Advisory group has launched the series of lectures connected with the EU integration and European studies in all spheres: economic, social, political, cultural, etc’.
Welcoming the guests and students, the Head of the Operations Section of the EU Delegation to Armenia, Jean-Christophe Gayrand, explained the decision to start the project with human rights lectures, stressing that ‘human rights are an essential part of bilateral relations and cooperation between Armenia and the EU. This year the EU gave €1.8 billion to implement projects in this sphere. Respect for human rights is among the cornerstones of the EU and the pre-condition for democracy and rule of law’.

Turning to the students, the Team Leader of the EU Advisory Group, Willem van der Geest, said the purpose of the lectures is to inform the future leaders of Armenia.

The EU Advisory Group will continue to deliver series of lectures to students from YSU and the American University of Armenia on the latest developments in the fields of human rights, justice and home affairs, the rule of law, international trade and sanitary and phytosanitary issues. These lectures are given by renowned international experts of the EU Advisory group and lasted from 24 October to 3 December 2012. They were free and open to the public.

EU experts to deliver university lectures

On 24 October the EU Advisory group delivered a lecture to the students at the Centre for European Studies (CES) at Yerevan State University (YSU) on Human Rights field and the policy of the EU in this sector. The first lecture given by CES director Artur Ghazinyan. He stressed the importance of the lectures, mentioning that ‘it is very inspiring for us, that the EU Advisory group has launched the series of lectures connected with the EU integration and European studies in all spheres: economic, social, political, cultural, etc’. Welcoming the guests and students, the Head of the Operations Section of the EU Delegation to Armenia, Jean-Christophe Gayrand, explained the decision to start the project with human rights lectures, stressing that ‘human rights are an essential part of bilateral relations and cooperation between Armenia and the EU. This year the EU gave €1.8 billion to implement projects in this sphere. Respect for human rights is among the cornerstones of the EU and the pre-condition for democracy and rule of law’. Turning to the students, the Team Leader of the EU Advisory Group, Willem van der Geest, said the purpose of the lectures is to inform the future leaders of Armenia. The EU Advisory Group will continue to deliver series of lectures to students from YSU and the American University of Armenia on the latest developments in the fields of human rights, justice and home affairs, the rule of law, international trade and sanitary and phytosanitary issues. These lectures are given by renowned international experts of the EU Advisory group and lasted from 24 October to 3 December 2012. They were free and open to the public. [gallery link="file"]