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ARS_2119On 7 April the EU Delegation to Armenia invited everyone to a cultural evening to celebrate Motherhood and Beauty Day within the framework of the global #BeBoldForChange campaign. The evening started with a photo exhibition by the EU-funded projects dedicated to women beneficiaries. Guests had a chance to learn about the projects being implemented in Armenia aimed at empowering women in all spheres and to vote for the best project. The Head of EU Delegation to Armenia, Ambassador Piotr Świtalski, also attended. After poring over the photos, he gave his vote and was hurried to the stage to officially open the second part of the evening.

ARS_2262The Ambassador congratulated women: ‘7 April is a wonderful tradition, and we are happy that, on this particular day, we can present to you our activities and celebrate women empowerment’s together with all project stakeholders. For us, women’s day is not a single day in the year, we think about women and their role in society every day. We encourage the women of Armenia to take a more active role in politics, business. Let me be frank with you – we are not happy with the current situation. I counted the low number of women just elected to the National Assembly, and it makes me very unhappy. I hope that, during the next elections, the situation will change. The same refers to other spheres. We all speak about reforms in Armenia but let me speak plainly – Armenia will not progress without more women in positions of authority’.

ARS_2400Armenian singer Lilit Pipoyan performed a live concert for attendees, and the evening concluded with the announcement of the winner of the photo exhibition. The winner was the ENPARD technical assistance project: “Producer Group and Value Chain Development”. In the photo, Mrs. Anush, a member of the women’s agricultural cooperative of Gargar village (Lori Marz), is harvesting the first yield of fresh, healthy broccoli. The cooperative is involved in the primary production and sale of non-traditional, high-value vegetables. As an ENPARD beneficiary, the cooperative has been provided with broccoli seeds, cultivation tools and greenhouses and with practical training on vegetable cultivation and marketing.

On 24 March, the EU Delegation to Armenia and the Italian Embassy in Armenia organised the “Ever Closer Union” photo exhibition to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Rome Treaties. The exhibition was open to the public from 25 to 27 March at the Armenian Artists Union.
On the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the Rome Treaties the mobile “Ever Closer Union” photo exhibition became a reality due to the efforts of the Historical Archives of the European Union, in collaboration with the Council of the European Union, the European Commission, the European Parliament Department for European Policies, the Presidency of the Council of Ministers of Italy, the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, and the ANSA news agency.
The exhibition included archive documents and images presented across fourteen panels. These featured documents, pictures, and educational captions were divided into four sections: history, European unification through economy and law, social Europe and European citizenship, and the European Economic Community/EU international dimension.
The main aim of the exhibition was to present the public with a comprehensive picture of the past (the creation of the European community), the present (the European Union today,) and the future (challenges facing the European Union).
The EU Ambassador to Armenia Piotr Świtalski and the Ambassador of Italy to Armenia Giovanni Ricciulli held opening speeches.

ARS_1946Ambassador Świtalski stated that the Rome Treaties were examples of documents that could change history: ‘Europe, the most peaceful, prosperous and generous of all continents, continues to have the characteristic feature of never being satisfied with its achievements. It may sound pretty provocative to say, but Armenians also have significant interest in Europe’s prosperity. A bright future for Europe means a better future for Armenia; a stable and strong Europe means more support and assistance for Armenia’s modernisation and democratisation processes. I am sure that the new framework agreement will allow us to reach a new level of relations’.

ARS_1975Ambassador Ricciulli noted that the history of European unification involved successfully confronting challenges: ‘While it is undeniable that the European Union is facing significant challenges, it is also true that now is the time Europeans show how much they appreciate close cooperation. Today’s exhibition will highlight the great successes that we have achieved on this important journey’.

This year in May, in the framework of Europe Day events, the exhibition will be presented in six Armenian cities, also giving opportunity to the residents of Armenian regions to visit it.