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Stronger CSOs – Stronger Armenia

14 November 2016
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Civil society organisations (CSOs) play a lead role in building public-private partnerships for economic development, democracy, and the changes and challenges that countries face. The EU believes that stronger CSOs make countries stronger in many aspects of their development. To make CSOs stronger in Armenia, the EU is implementing the “STRONG Civil Society Organisations for a Stronger Armenia” project.
This project is aimed at increasing the capacities of CSOs in Armenia to be independent development actors, enabling them to be more competent and more responsive to citizens’ needs, and to proactively support the country’s development through practical, project-based approaches. The project has three specific objectives: increasing internal capacities of CSOs, increasing external capacities of CSOs, and increasing capacities of CSOs in applying for and implementing EU projects. The implementation period of the project is 3 years.
On 7 November 2016 the project’s results, lessons learned and potential future activities were presented, as well as the methodology of the project’s sub-grant scheme.

14993478_1151766944877233_2234135361700877667_nThe Head of the EU Delegation to Armenia, Ambassador Świtalski, attended the event and stressed the importance of stronger CSOs: ‘My presence here carries a very simple message – this project is very important for the EU. Its successful implementation is of the utmost importance to us. Armenia has a new government, a new prime minister, and is now discussing deep and systemic changes. For these ambitious reforms to be implemented, Armenia needs strong CSOs. I am very glad to see that the new government has entered into intensive discussions with CSOs on a number of topics. This shows that inclusive dialogue is being understood as a prerequisite for the successful implementation of reforms. I am very glad that the EU is supporting this dialogue between government and CSOs. Our priority for the months to come is to support regional development and civil society in those regions. This project will help us achieve this goal’.

Jarosław Zarychta, the Team Leader of the project, presented the project’s progress alongside Irene Danielyan, the project’s Capacity Building Coordinator. They spoke about aims and objectives, specific results and the project timeframe, as well as achievements and upcoming activities.
During the second half of the event, participants invitees engaged into group work. This enabled them to find common ground for cooperation, build partnerships and consortia, and implement joint projects in the future.

Stronger CSOs – Stronger Armenia

Civil society organisations (CSOs) play a lead role in building public-private partnerships for economic development, democracy, and the changes and challenges that countries face. The EU believes that stronger CSOs make countries stronger in many aspects of their development. To make CSOs stronger in Armenia, the EU is implementing the “STRONG Civil Society Organisations for a Stronger Armenia” project. This project is aimed at increasing the capacities of CSOs in Armenia to be independent development actors, enabling them to be more competent and more responsive to citizens’ needs, and to proactively support the country’s development through practical, project-based approaches. The project has three specific objectives: increasing internal capacities of CSOs, increasing external capacities of CSOs, and increasing capacities of CSOs in applying for and implementing EU projects. The implementation period of the project is 3 years. On 7 November 2016 the project’s results, lessons learned and potential future activities were presented, as well as the methodology of the project’s sub-grant scheme. 14993478_1151766944877233_2234135361700877667_nThe Head of the EU Delegation to Armenia, Ambassador Świtalski, attended the event and stressed the importance of stronger CSOs: ‘My presence here carries a very simple message – this project is very important for the EU. Its successful implementation is of the utmost importance to us. Armenia has a new government, a new prime minister, and is now discussing deep and systemic changes. For these ambitious reforms to be implemented, Armenia needs strong CSOs. I am very glad to see that the new government has entered into intensive discussions with CSOs on a number of topics. This shows that inclusive dialogue is being understood as a prerequisite for the successful implementation of reforms. I am very glad that the EU is supporting this dialogue between government and CSOs. Our priority for the months to come is to support regional development and civil society in those regions. This project will help us achieve this goal’. Jarosław Zarychta, the Team Leader of the project, presented the project’s progress alongside Irene Danielyan, the project’s Capacity Building Coordinator. They spoke about aims and objectives, specific results and the project timeframe, as well as achievements and upcoming activities. During the second half of the event, participants invitees engaged into group work. This enabled them to find common ground for cooperation, build partnerships and consortia, and implement joint projects in the future.