YPC Weekly Newsletter

2013


CSF ARMENIAN NATIONAL PLATFORM IS IN RUN-UP TO FORUM IN CHISINAU

On September 20-22, at “Arthur’s Aghveran Resort”, Yerevan Press Club held the seminar “Tasks of the Eastern Partnership CSF Armenian National Platform in the Run-Up to the Forum’s Meeting in Chisinau”. The event was organized with the support of Friedrich Ebert Foundation and attended by the ANP-member organizations, which were selected as official Armenian delegates to the Fifth Meeting of the EaP Civil Society Forum in Chisinau on October 4-5, 2013.

The seminar started with a brainstorming (moderated by Gevorg Ter-Gabrielian, Country Director of Eurasia Partnership Foundation) on the possible frameworks of EU-Armenia future cooperation, given the RA President Serzh Sargsian’s announcement about Armenia’s intention to join the Customs Union. YPC President Boris Navasardian, Co-President of the EaP CSF Steering Committee and Armenian National Platform’s Facilitator, talked about the priorities and aims of the Forum’s Meeting in Chisinau. YPC Expert Arevhat Grigorian presented different studies, administered by CSOs within the framework of Eastern Partnership. Stepan Grigorian, Chairman of Analytical Center for Globalization and Regional Cooperation, told about the activities of the CSF Armenian National Platform carried out over the year. Tsovinar Nazarian, member of the “Army in Reality” civic initiative, spoke about the informal civic activism movements in Armenia. The seminar ended with a discussion on the Armenian National Platform’s tasks at the EaP Civil Society Forum’s Meeting in Chisinau.