An Estonian think tank, Praxis Center for Policy Studies (http://praxis.ee) implements the project “Advancement of the advocacy and participation capacity of the Armenian civil society organizations” with the financial support of the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and administrative assistance from ICHD. Within the framework of the project a series of seminars on advocacy, networking and influencing policy making will be organized, as well as a study visit to Praxis.
To apply for participation in the project, please fill out the questionnaire at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/98S78RV. For more details, please see the attached file.
Only 20 participants (one person per organization) will be selected. From these participants 5 will be selected for the study visit to Praxis Center for Policy Studies.
The application deadline is by May 12, 2014.
The working language of the seminars and the study visit is English.
Please share the call for applications with your networks as well.
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The publication is available only in Armenian.
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