On November 2-4, in Dilijan, Tavush region, Yerevan Press Club held the seminar “The Role of the EaP Civil Society Forum in Fostering Reform in the Fields of Human Rights and Social Dialogue”. The event, supported by the Friedrich Ebert Foundation, was attended by NGOs, joining the Armenian National Platform of Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum, experts from Belarus and Georgia.
The report of Grigori Grigoryants, Child-Welfare Advocacy Officer of World Vision Armenia, presented the situation of human rights in Armenia from the civil society’s perspective. Tamar Chugoshvili, member of EaP CSF First Working Group, Chairwoman of Georgian Young Lawyers’ Association, talked about the implementation of CSF recommendations on human rights in Georgia and reflected upon the results of the recent parliamentary elections in the country. Aliaksandr Yarashuk, President of the Belarus Congress of Democratic Trade Unions, spoke about the role of social dialogue in democracy building and the expectations from the newly-established CSF Fifth Working Group on Social Dialogue. Levon Khachatrian, Head of Educational Research Centre at Confederation of Trade Unions of Armenia, introduced to the concept for developing social dialogue in Armenia. Seyran Martirosian, Facilitator of EaP CSF Armenian National Platform, told about the activities of the National Platform and its future. The report of YPC President Boris Navasardian dealt with the Fourth EaP Civil Society Forum, which will be held on November 29-30, 2012 in Stockholm.