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New EU Centre in Yerevan

13 February 2013
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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 currently more than 80 EU-funded projects promoting reforms in Armenia in the fields of human rights, trade, migration, cultural, economic development, education and many others.’ he added.
‘A lot has been achieved through our assistance, but the path of reform and development still lies ahead. In this context, letting people know about the efforts of the European Union and its Armenian partners is of utmost importance. …This centre will be at the heart of the EU communications in Armenia,’ said Hristea.

The EU Centre is the main feature of the two-year EU-funded project “Support to EU communication on reforms in Armenia”. The centre is a professional communications facility which will coordinate communication activities of EU-funded projects in Armenia.
The centre aims to use education as a communication channel to disseminate information about the European Union and its values. The centre will also serve as an EU information point and from spring time will be open to the public. It will provide information about EU support for reforms in Armenia, new EU information and opportunities for studying in Europe, and up-to-date information about EU-Armenia cooperation.

According to the Armenian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Zohrab Mnatsakanyan, who also attended the opening ceremony, the centre would offer another practical tool to facilitate and make more transparent those policies and strategies in line with the bilateral communications between Armenia and the EU.

The Team Leader of the project, Ehtel Halliste, stressed that the team was here in Armenia to help people gain access to information, and to explain what the EU does and why. She drew attention to the centre’s website, which is a portal for all EU related information in Armenia (www.eucentre.am).

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 currently more than 80 EU-funded projects promoting reforms in Armenia in the fields of human rights, trade, migration, cultural, economic development, education and many others.' he added. ‘A lot has been achieved through our assistance, but the path of reform and development still lies ahead. In this context, letting people know about the efforts of the European Union and its Armenian partners is of utmost importance. ...This centre will be at the heart of the EU communications in Armenia,’ said Hristea. The EU Centre is the main feature of the two-year EU-funded project “Support to EU communication on reforms in Armenia”. The centre is a professional communications facility which will coordinate communication activities of EU-funded projects in Armenia. The centre aims to use education as a communication channel to disseminate information about the European Union and its values. The centre will also serve as an EU information point and from spring time will be open to the public. It will provide information about EU support for reforms in Armenia, new EU information and opportunities for studying in Europe, and up-to-date information about EU-Armenia cooperation. According to the Armenian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Zohrab Mnatsakanyan, who also attended the opening ceremony, the centre would offer another practical tool to facilitate and make more transparent those policies and strategies in line with the bilateral communications between Armenia and the EU. The Team Leader of the project, Ehtel Halliste, stressed that the team was here in Armenia to help people gain access to information, and to explain what the EU does and why. She drew attention to the centre’s website, which is a portal for all EU related information in Armenia (www.eucentre.am). [gallery link="file"]