Council of Europe to launch a new project “Long-term electoral assistance to the election related stakeholders of Armenia”

An event to mark the launch of the Project “Long-term electoral assistance to the election related stakeholders of Armenia” will take place on Friday, 5.

This Project is launched in Armenia under the European Union and the Council of Europe’s Programmatic Co-operation Framework in the Eastern Partnership Countries for 2015-2017 ( The €33.8 million-worth co-operation agreement was signed in December 2014 to promote human rights, democracy and the rule of law in six Eastern Partnership countries, including Armenia.

This country specific Project for Armenia aims at strengthening the capacity of the main election stakeholders of the country through capacity building and awareness raising involving both the electoral authorities and civil society as well as sharing best practice on election related issues within the Eastern Partnership countries. The duration of the Project is 18 months. The budget is 302,000 EUR.

Key speakers include H.E. Mr Piotr Antoni Świtalski, Ambassador, Head of the European Union Delegation to Armenia (tbc), Ms Natalia Voutova, Head of Council of Europe Office in Yerevan, Mr Tigran Mukuchyan, Chair of RA Central Electoral Commission, and Mr François Friederich, Head of the Division of Electoral Assistance and Census, Council of Europe.

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