On July 6-8 the seminar “The Role of the EaP Civil Society Forum in Implementing Reforms in the Fields of Public Administration and Fight against Corruption” was held in Vanadzor, Lori region. The event was organized by Yerevan Press Club with the support of Friedrich Ebert Foundation and was attended by representatives of media, human rights, journalistic and other NGOs of Armenia, as well as an expert from Ukraine.
Ivan Presnyakov, Coordinator of Fight against Corruption Subgroup of Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum’s First Working Group, presented the implementation process of EaP CSF recommendations in the field of fighting corruption. The Armenian civil society’s view on this issue was reflected in the speech of Varouzhan Hoktanian, Executive Director of Transparency International Anti-corruption Center. The report of Armineh Tukhikian, Co-Chairwoman of Urban Foundation for Sustainable Development, was dealing with realization of EaP programs in Armenia towards the democratization of local self-government bodies. Davit Dolmajian, Delegate of Local Democracy Agency in Armenia, told about the goals and initiatives of the Association of Local Democracy Agencies (ALDA). Mikayel Hovhannisian, Coordinator of Europe Program at Eurasia Partnership Foundation, introduced to the projects administered by EPF for fighting corruption. YPC President Boris Navasardian spoke about the perspectives of strengthening ties between EaP CSF and Armenian NGOs.