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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 that the European Union attached great importance to the use of communications technologies and supports partner countries in this respect: ‘Using information technologies can promote the improvement of governance and provide better services to citizens. This new system in Armenia has established a one-stop-shop service for civil status registrations’.

The electronic civil status register unifies all separate offices throughout the country that register civil status acts. There are also over 15 million historical paper-based civil status acts at the e-Registry, which will all be digitalised as part of the project.

The Minister of Justice Hovhannes Manukyan highlighted issues connected with improving the justice system in his speech: ‘As a result of this project the government will have access to comprehensive data on civil status acts, which will spare citizens from providing piles of documentation in the future and will reduce the timeframes required for processing. Furthermore, this project is a significant step towards transparency and the development of the anti-corruption strategy’.

As a live presentation of the new system, the staff of the Gyumri civil status registry introduced birth registration information, demonstrating the speed of the new system and its ease of use.

The “Transactional e-Governance support in Armenia” project is funded by the EU with a total budget of €1,400,000. It was launched in August 2012 and it will continue until December 2014.