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The Role of Civil Society in EU integration processes: real engagement through effective involvement


On 22-23 November 2012, International Center for Human Development is organizing a joint conference, which is a part of a one year project “The Role of Civil Society in EU integration processes: real engagement through effective involvement”, supported by the International Visegrad Fund Flagship Project within the V4EaP program.

The conference  brought together representatives of Visegrad countries (Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary), as well as from Eastern Partnership (EaP) countries (Armenia, Georgia, Ukraine) and Civil Society Organizations. The major focus of the conference was the presentation of the Visegrand country best practices and lessons learned in the process of European integration, as well the gaps and challenges in EaP countries, based on which a list of recommendations will be elaborated by the conference participants. The second phase of this one year project envisages local capacity building trainings for the Civil Society Organizations in EaP countries with the involvement of local and international experts.

The objective of the Conference is to discuss: 

  • The unique experience and know-how of the Visegrad Group countries with the role of the civil society in the European integration processes and

  • Possibilities of strengthening the institutional capacity by contributing the development of civil society in Eastern Partnership countries.



Conducting Qualitative Research on Domestic Violence in Armenia (CQRDVA)

Violence against women is one of the worst forms of violation of human rights prevalent all over the world. Women face gender-based violence (GBV) in workplaces, educational institutions, rural and urban communities. They are exposed to GBV irrespective of their ethnic or religious background, social status, economic standing, age, or other condition. The violence is particularly rampant when it occurs at home, a place where women are supposed to be provided with safe family environment.

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Monitoring of Online Print Media on Sex Selection in Armenia

The current policy brief aimed at analyzing the monitored online print media outlets in cases when they covered the topic of sex selection and articles that were broadly linked to the value of girls and women. The content of web-based media outlets have been scrutinized to identify any statements or reporting that could have had distorted, untruthful or prejudicial elements against women or men. All these aspects were separately analyzed quantified and also handpicked, allowing analyzing the level of stereotypical reporting either as a media intention or as an absence of intention, leading to unobstructed penetration of prejudicial statements widely circulated in the society and back by reinstating the current state of the affairs.

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