PROJECTS // 

Support to the Improvement of the Community Councils’ (Avagani) Activities Through Elaboration and Presentation of Sample Drafts of Legal Acts Subject to the Community Councils’ Approval and Adoption

2012

The project implemented in 2012 with the support of Counterpart International strived to support local self-government bodies (LSG) in the elaboration of draft models for the important legal acts that are subject to the community councils’ approval and adoption, by including field experts, community council members, community lawyers, and specialists in elaboration of legal acts in this process. The project strived as well to promote the development of the community councils’ power in effective law making. To achieve the above mentioned objectives, ICHD initiated a comprehensive consultation process with key stakeholders in the area of local government, in particular, with the Ministry of Territorial Administration of the Republic of Armenia (MTA), Communities Finance Officers Association, Association of Municipal Councilors of Armenia, Communities Association of Armenia, Urban Foundation for Sustainable Development, Information Systems Development and Training Center, Counterpart International Armenia, as well as Yerevan municipality and LSG bodies in about 20 urban and rural communities in Armenia. The goal was to assess the practical gaps and needs for the above-mentioned models, procedures and legal documents. It was followed up with two round tables and an OTR discussion, the feedback from which was later used to draft relevant legal acts. During the discussions and follow-up consultations a number of community council representatives committed their interest in discussing the offered legal documents and piloting the model in their communities. ICHD supported the piloting process as well and later utilized the lessons learned through the extension and roll-out of the models developed.

The project implemented in 2012 with the support of Counterpart International strived to support local self-government bodies (LSG) in the elaboration of draft models for the important legal acts that are subject to the community councils’ approval and adoption, by including field experts, community council members, community lawyers, and specialists in elaboration of legal acts in this process. The project strived as well to promote the development of the community councils’ power in effective law making. To achieve the above mentioned objectives, ICHD initiated a comprehensive consultation process with key stakeholders in the area of local government, in particular, with the Ministry of Territorial Administration of the Republic of Armenia (MTA), Communities Finance Officers Association, Association of Municipal Councilors of Armenia, Communities Association of Armenia, Urban Foundation for Sustainable Development, Information Systems Development and Training Center, Counterpart International Armenia, as well as Yerevan municipality and LSG bodies in about 20 urban and rural communities in Armenia. The goal was to assess the practical gaps and needs for the above-mentioned models, procedures and legal documents. It was followed up with two round tables and an OTR discussion, the feedback from which was later used to draft relevant legal acts. During the discussions and follow-up consultations a number of community council representatives committed their interest in discussing the offered legal documents and piloting the model in their communities. ICHD supported the piloting process as well and later utilized the lessons learned through the extension and roll-out of the models developed.

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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