YPC Weekly Newsletter

2004


“CIVIL SOCIETY IN CONTEXT OF DEMOCRATIC REFORM” WORKSHOP HELD

On April 6, “Civil Society in the Context of Democratic Reform in Armenia: Agenda, Accomplishments, Failures” was held. It was organized by “Partnership for Open Society” initiative uniting over 40 NGOs. RA National Assembly deputies, scientists, representatives of NGOs and media of Armenia, international organizations participated in the meeting.

The participants discussed a wide spectrum of issues related to implementation of democratic reforms in the country: "Civil Society and the State" (presentation by Tigran Torosyan, RA National Assembly Vice-Chairman), "The Role of the Donors and International Agencies in Formulating the Agenda of Civil Society in Armenia" (presentation by Dr. Lucig Danielian, School of Political Science and International Affairs Associate Dean of American University of Armenia), "Institutes of Civil Society" (presentation by Dr. Gevorg Poghosyan, Director of Philosophy and Law Institute).

In the second part of the workshop, the discussion continued in five sections: "Media/Information", "Human Rights", "Rule of Law/Good Governance" (RA Minister of Justice David Harutyunyan participated in this section), "Social Cooperation", "Education/Culture".