The Armenian Government notes in its pension reforms policy document that preserving the status quo in the pension system will not only result in a crisis, but also hamper the social-economic development of the country...more >>
By working out various development projects, signing different international conventions, adopting new laws and norms we secure the rules of the game called "public life." These are the rules that will materialize the vision of the future which we choose as our goal of development. It seems that now far fewer people dispute that Europe is our final destination, and at least it is accepted as such in the context of high-rank declarations...more >>
"And what are the advantages of being a European? Why do we really want to become European? I'd say it's simply a fixation." "I can never imagine Armenians as Europeans. We're not Asians, either. We're of some different kind." "We have become European without having the chance to choose. We were not even asked whether we want to or not." "What is Europe? The society should learn about Europe, otherwise it will be perceived as a bundle of perversities." "Europe won't allow us to eat our national KHASH , since it does not comply with European standards."...more >>
The new expansion of the European Union gave impetus to the EU ambition to become a powerful political and economic agent throughout the world, with a new stimulus. However, inclusion of any new member, especially Eastern, tends to entail new challenges within both internal and external relations. This was reflected in the de facto failure of the latest attempt to formalize the EU institutional fundamentals...more >>
In the framework of "Strengthening local capacities for local democracy in Armenia through institutionalizing effective and equal public participation in local decision making" project ICHD organized a series of one and three day trainings in Ijevan city, Tavush region.more >>
Twenty representatives of civil society institutions and think tanks, private businesses and development partners participated in the off-the-record discussion.more >>
In the framework of "Strengthening local capacities for local democracy in Armenia through institutionalizing effective and equal public participation in local decision making" project ICHD organized a series of one and three day trainings in Vanadzor city, Lori region.more >>
This report offers a snapshot of the travel routes taken by two hundred families, their livelihoods, access to services, the schooling of children, and the protection risks women in Syria and Armenia formerly and currently face.