Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Moldova

EU support of EUR 850,000 towards preparation, observation and monitoring of 2018 December electoral cycle in Armenia

Yerevan, 20/11/2018 - 08:47, UNIQUE ID: 181120_1
Invitations for the press

EU-Civil society Contract Publicising Ceremony for three new projects addressing EU's Support to Elections in Armenia

On November 21, Piotr Świtalski, the EU Ambassador to Armenia and the representatives of three Civil Society Organisations will host an event to publicise the signature of three new grant contracts.

The EU Ambassador will announce EU-funded new projects geared towards enhanced civic engagement and oversight, which are indispensable elements of a democratic electoral process. This support runs in parallel with the European Union's substantive contribution to the Election Basket Fund that aims at strengthening the election administration system in preparation to early parliamentary elections on 9 December 2018.  

Support to elections takes the form of civic engagement and awareness raising among voters, electoral administration staff and other key stakeholders and funding of a media support and a media monitoring initiative as well as three different election observation missions. Two of these are domestic observation missions with different deployment plans and methodologies as well as different geographical scope. The third is an international civil society mission conducted by the European network of election observation bodies.

The event will take place at Double Tree by Hilton, Parigi Hall (address: Grigor Lusavorich Street, 4/2, Yerevan,) at 14:30. The ceremony will be followed by a Question & Answer session for the media. The agenda of the event is enclosed.

Media registration will be done at 14:15.

Media confirmations can be sent to Liana Khachatryan +374 77789659 liana.khachatryan@publicis.am

For further information, please contact Ms. Ripsime Unanyan, Communications Coordinator, Delegation of the European Union to Armenia, tel: + 374 10546494, e-mail: ripsime.unanyan@eeas.europa.eu.

The projects are:

  1. ENEMO International Observation Mission for the Parliamentary Elections in the Republic of Armenia
  2. Building Capacities for Observation and Promoting the Integrity of Parliamentary Elections in Armenia
  3. Electoral Preparation and Monitoring by Civil Society Organisations in Armenia: Elections for All 

 

AGENDA

21 November, 2018, Wednesday

Double Tree by Hilton, Parigi Hall

(4/2  Grigor Lusavorich Street, Yerevan)

When

Who, What

14:30-14:40

Opening:  Moderator Line Urban, International Aid/Cooperation Officer, European Union Delegation to the Republic of Armenia

Announcement of the European Union’s support for three new projects, H.E. Piotr Antoni Świtalski, Ambassador, Head of European Union Delegation to the Republic of Armenia

14:40-14:55

Presentation of projects, project areas and anticipated results by

Zlatko Vujovic, ENEMO International Observation Mission

Sona Ayvazyan, Transparency International Anticorruption Center

Magarita Hakobyan, OxYGen Foundation

14:55-15:00

Signature ceremony

15:00

Q&A with media

 

*Simultaneous interpretation will be provided during the event

** Media is invited to cover the event and participate in the Q&A session

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