YPC Weekly Newsletter

2010


EU-ARMENIA: THE PRESENT AND PERSPECTIVES

On December 27-29, 2009 the seminar “EU-Armenia: The Present and Perspectives”

was held in Aghveran. The event was organized by Yerevan Press Club with the assistance

of Friedrich Ebert Foundation. The seminar was attended by representatives of

media, NGOs and journalistic associations.

The presentation of Viktor Yengibarian, President of the “European Movement

in Armenia” NGO, dealt with the Eastern Partnership initiative as a new step

in the EU-Armenia cooperation. In his speech, Gevorg Ter-Gabrielian, Country

Director of Eurasia Partnership Foundation, addressed the role of civil society

in the Euro integration process. Stepan Grigorian, Head of Analytical Center

for Globalization and Regional Cooperation, presented the Euro integration in

the frames of the political developments in the country. The participation of

Armenia in the thematic platforms of Eastern Partnership was discussed by YPC

President Boris Navasardian. Manana Aslamazian, Executive Director of Internews

Europe, spoke about the role of European institutions in enhancing the freedom

of speech. Anna Israelian, observer of “Aravot” daily, told about the European

Neighbourhood Journalism Network project, administered by Thomson Foundation

in cooperation with the European Journalism Centre, the International Federation

of Journalists and a number of other professional organizations.