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Public Chamber: To Be or Not To Be?


After the post-electoral crisis in March, 2008 President Serj Sargsyan came up with the idea of forming a Public Chamber – an all-inclusive, representative council where all voices from the public will get a chance to be expressed. The suggestion has been welcome by some and heavily criticized by others. To get a snapshot of this diversity of opinions ICHD held a Town Hall Meeting in Yerevan, where about 120 participants – NGO representatives – discussed the possible scenarios of the Chamber formation outcomes, namely “Status Quo”, when the society in large is not being represented, “Imitation”, when the Chamber fails to carry out its major functions and turns instead into another bureaucratic agency and “The Voice of the Many”, when the institution turns into a real forum for expression of various social perspectives.

The THM results have been presented to the working group responsible for the development of the concept paper on Public Chamber. A summary of these results in Armenian are available here as well.



Call for Expert on Policy Communication and Instruments

This announcement is available only in Armenian. 


“Green light” for environmentally neutral business development from Lisbon to Vladivostok

On March 3, 2021, the first meeting of the GreenDeal Task Force created under the Initiative Lisbon-Vladivostok was held. In the videoconference format, more than twenty authoritative experts in the field of ecology and business from Austria, Armenia, Germany, Italy, Kazakhstan, Russia, France, as well as the representatives of the largest business industry associations supporting the Initiative Lisbon-Vladivostok, discussed common approaches to harmonizing the activities implemented by the EU and the EAEU on the path to sustainable development, including a radical reduction in greenhouse gas emissions into the atmosphere by 2050.

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Youth Expo Catalogue

The Publication is available only in Armenian.