Tag Archives: International Anti-Corruption Day

IMG_2574-копияTwo important events took place in the scope of the EU-funded “Commitment to Constructive Dialogue” project during the month December. On 19 December an event dedicated to the International Anti-Corruption Day (December 9) was organised. Armenia’s Anti-Corruption Strategy 2019-2022 was discussed during the first part of the event. The 3rd Conference of the Armenian CSO Anti-Corruption Coalition was held in the second part of the event.  Further, the Closing Ceremony of the 2018 Anti-Corruption School for Young Leaders took place. 8 young people presented reports on their research in the anti-corruption field. After the presentations they were awarded certificates of completion. More than 100 representatives of government agencies and civil society organisations attended the event.

B2A day later, on 20 December, the Armenian Business Coalition was established. 27 civil society organisations with business membership, which provide support to businesses, have joined the Armenian Business Coalition. The Coalition was created in the framework of the “New SME Development Strategy for Armenia” project financed in the scope of the EU-funded “Commitment to Constructive Dialogue” project.

The project is implemented with the financial support of the European Union by a Consortium of civil society organisations. The project aims to enhance the influence of civil society organisations (CSOs) and CSO coalitions/networks on public policies in Armenia. This will allow organisations that are already working in sectoral coalitions to access additional resources, new groups of civil society experts to come together and encourage place their causes on the local and national policy agenda, to identify common concerns and priorities and approach government bodies with constructive and strategic policy engagement initiatives. The project has provided sub-grants to 9 CSO coalitions that will be directed to the development of public policies and will have tangible results in the 9 target sectors selected within the project, which are: Justice, Human Rights, Public Finance Management, Business, Education, Social Sector (social inclusion of children with disabilities), Agriculture, Economy and Energy.