PROJECTS // 

Facilitating Participation of Youth Groups in Monitoring of Parliamentary Elections

2012

Active participation of voters is one of the most significant guaranties for democratic and fair elections, and awareness campaigns promoting active participation are to be an everyday work. At the dawn of elections in 2012 and 2013 in Armenia ICHD proposed to address the issue of active participation by addressing the public apathy through involvement of youth in the election processes. The goal of the project was to raise the level of youth involvement by training and supporting them to participate in the Armenian elections as independent observers. To achieve the above-mentioned goal ICHD trainers provided a series of two-day trainings in five marzes of Armenia for around 50 young people, providing participants with skills to monitor and report on the election process. The first day of the training focused on election legislation of Armenia, international standards of elections, particularities of observation, differences between observers and proxies, as well as the methodology and process of election observation. On the second day participants got an opportunity to apply their knowledge and skills in a simulation game on the overall process, observation and problems that may exist during the elections. After the training the project team supported the observers-to-be with the CEC election observation accreditation test, kept track of observer placements and assisted local observer teams in implementing the mission during the elections. After the election ICHD elaborated a paper based on the findings of the observation mission of local observer teams (fellows of trainings), which reflected the elections process, and provided recommendations on future reforms.

NEWS

17.10.2019

Informative Local Meeting in Lori Region

The International Center for Human Development (ICHD) with the financial support of the Federal Foreign Office (Germany) and in partnership with The State Migration Service of Ministry of Territorial Administration and infrastructure of the Republic of Armenia and “Armenian Caritas” Benevolent NGO, on 15 October 2019 has implemented of local meetings in Lori region in the framework of Preventing Irregular Migration from Armenia to the Federal Republic of Germany by Raising Awareness of Potential Migrants” project. State and local self-governance bodies, service providers, media and civil society representatives participated in the event.

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24.09.2019

Informative Local Meeting in Shirak Region

The International Center for Human Development (ICHD) with the financial support of the Federal Foreign Office (Germany) and in partnership with The State Migration Service of Ministry of Territorial Administration and infrastructure of the Republic of Armenia and “Armenian Caritas” Benevolent NGO, on 17 September 2019 started implementation of local meetings in Shirak region in the framework of Preventing Irregular Migration from Armenia to the Federal Republic of Germany by Raising Awareness of Potential Migrants” project. State and local self-governance bodies, service providers, media and civil society representatives participated in the event.

The aim of the meetings is informing the participants about the risks, consequences of irregular migration, forms of protection given to migrants in Germany, as well as statistics on emigration and return policy from Germany to Armenia. The process of return and readmission of RA citizens, the reintegration programs of returnees implemented in the RA are also presented to the participants during the workshop.

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