9-10 November CPS president Armen Grigoryan made a presentation at the 'South Caucasus after “Zeitenwende”: Dimensions of translocality and societal change' conference organised by the Section of Caucasus Studies of the Institute of Slavonic Languages and Caucasus Studies, Friedrich Schiller University of Jena.
Between 23 and 27 October, CPS organised the study visit of a group of Armenian experts to Germany within the framework of the project Advancing media literacy and democratic resilience organised in cooperation with CRISP - Crisis Simulation for Peace, with support from the German Federal Foreign Office. During the visit, in addition to meetings with researchers and representatives of German NGOs working on the issue of disinformation, the group also discussed the current state of Armenia's relations with Germany and EU and the possibilities for development of relations with officials and think tank representatives. The group was also accepted by the ambassador of Armenia to Germany, H.E. Victor Yengibaryan, and discussed the project and other possibilities for cooperation.
Also in the project framework, on 26 and 30 September media literacy trainings were organised in Yerevan and Armavir, and on 14 and 15 October with two groups of participants in Gyumri.
The project will include further training of trainers on media literacy; a conference and supplementary online discussions focusing on disinformation and false narratives related to current wars, Armenia’s cooperation with the EU, identity issues, and on the role of social media; as well as publication of research articles on the mentioned subjects.
6-7 Oct. 2023 CPS president Armen Grigoryan participated in the panel discussion 'Russian-Ukrainian war — rising risks for China' at the 'Small states in the changing world order' conference organised in Tbilisi by Civic IDEA. WATCH (the panel starts at 2:22:49).
18-20 Sept. 2023 CPS president Armen Grigoryan participated in the Dialogue for Future 2023: 'The future of Eastern Partnership: Empowering democratic and sustainable civil societies' conference organised in Berlin by WECHANGE.
CPS 2nd assembly convened in Yerevan on 19 April 2023. The assembly revised the work performed since the foundation of the institution in 2019, the current affairs, particularly the perspectives for wider international cooperation, and amending of the CPS charter.
The assembly elected Armen Grigoryan the new president and CEO of CPS.
14-17 Feb. 2023 During the visit to Slovakia in order to meet public officials and experts, CPS vice president Armen Grigoryan on 14-15 February visited the campus of the Matej Bel University in Banská Bystrica. Possibilities of future cooperation were discussed with staff members of the Department of Regional Development and Public Economics at the Faculty of Economics; co-director of the Institute for Democracy, Dr Jozef Michal Mintal; and prorector, Professor Peter Terem.
On 16-17 February, several meetings took place in Bratislava. Armen Grigoryan discussed potential cooperation with Rasťo Kužel, executive director of MEMO 98; Col. Rastislav Janota, director of the Cyber Security Department of the Slovak National Security Authority; Amb. Petr Mareš, director of the International Visegrad Fund; Dr Alexander Duleba, senior fellow at the Research Centre of the Slovak Foreign Policy Association; Dr Grigorij Mesežnikov, president of the Institute for Public Affairs; Katarina Klingová, senior research fellow of the Centre for Democracy & Resilience at the GLOBSEC Policy Institute; Tomáš Bokor, director of the Slovak Agency for International Development Cooperation – SlovakAid; briefed a group of experts from the Ministry of Defence of Slovakia on the security dynamics in the South Caucasus region after Russia’s war against Ukraine; briefed Matej Drotár, third secretary of the Eastern Europe, South Caucasus and Central Asia Department at the Slovak Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs on the latest development in Armenia and the region. Additionally, he discussed the impact of the war in Ukraine on the South Caucasus region with members of the Young Leaders' Programme of the Strategic Analysis think tank.
This action is financially supported by the European Union within the framework of the Mobility Fund for CSO Experts within the Black Sea Region, implemented by FOND - the Romanian NGDO Platform as main coordinator of the Black Sea NGO Forum, in the context of the EU-funded project “Building CSO Capacity for Regional Cooperation within the Black Sea Region” (January 2022 – February 2023).
28-29 Nov. 2022 CPS vice president Armen Grigoryan participated in the panel discussion 'Russian imperial ambition derailing: consequences of Russia’s war against Ukraine for the Eastern Partnership Region and the EU' during the Dialogue for Future 2022: 'Building resilient civil societies and defending democracies in the EU and its Eastern Neighbourhood' conference organised in Berlin by WECHANGE.
3-5 Sept. 2022 CPS vice president Armen Grigoryan participated in the conference Сultural Diplomacy to Counter Disinformation organised in Berlin by Crisis Simulation for Peace e.V. (CRISP).
31 August 2022 CPS vice president Armen Grigoryan participated in a roundtable discussion organised by the Armenian Institute of International and Security Affairs: Armenia-Turkey dialogue։ the economic dimension (report in Armenian).
20 May 2022 CPS vice president Armen Grigoryan participated in the 3rd Eastern partnership e-governance conference Disinformation in the digital age. Effects on democracy, state and society at University of Tartu.
Video of the entire conference is available․ Panel 1: Challenges by disinformation in the digital age, is between 57:08 - 2:31:15, with Armen Grigoryan՛s inputs 1:49:57 - 2:01:00 and 2:26:57 - 2:28:52.
29 July 2021 CPS organised a public discussion about the outcomes of a project implemented with support from the Open Society Foundations-Armenia. CPS researchers and partners presented their analyses of the programmes and rhetoric of political parties and alliances which took part in the snap parliamentary elections on 20 June.
A collection of analytical essays is available online (in Armenian).
30 April 2021 CPS vice president Armen Grigoryan discussed possible Slovak development assistance to Armenia with Ambassador of Slovakia to Armenia Miroslav Hacek and CEO of Strategic Analysis Ján Cingel.
17 Feb. 2021 We had the pleasure to co-host the National Consultation on Rule of Law in Armenia organised by the German Council on Foreign Relations within the Network of Think Tanks on the EU’s Eastern Partnership framework parallel with similar consultations in Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine.
Outcomes will feed into the next high-level think tank event and expert workshop linked to the Eastern Partnership summit, which may take place towards the end of the Portuguese EU Presidency (May/June 2021).
11 Feb. 2021 CPS vice president Armen Grigoryan participated in the discussion organised by Freedom House, The Current Narratives About The Correlation of Democracy, Human Rights and Security in Post-War Armenia: True or False?
View event video or download a detailed summary (available in English).
5 Feb. 2021 CPS vice president Armen Grigoryan participated in the discussion organised by Media Centre, Anti-Western, Anti-Liberal Moods In the Caucasus in 2020. Inside the Propaganda Kitchen.
26 Jan. 2021 We had the pleasure to welcome Ambassador of Slovakia Miroslav Hacek and Counsellor Pavol Popjak in our office. We are grateful for this opportunity to discuss the possibilities of cooperation with Slovak research institutions and other issues.
30 Dec. 2020 CPS vice president Armen Grigoryan participated in the discussion Conspiracy Theories as Political Tools organised by the Media Center (in Armenian).
3 Dec. 2020 Upon invitation by Associate Professor Miruna Troncotă from the National School of Political and Administrative Studies (Bucharest), CPS vice president Armen Grigoryan participated in the online discussion: War in times of COVID - Current situation in Nagorno-Karabakh.
19-23 Nov. 2020 CPS vice president Armen Grigoryan participated in the discussions organised within the Network of Think Tanks on the Eastern Partnership (an initiative of the German Council on Foreign Relations).
3 Nov. 2020 CPS vice president Armen Grigoryan made a presentation on Criminality in the Soviet and Post-Soviet Union at the workshop ‘Shades of Grey’: Inquiries into Informal Practices in the Black Sea Region since the Eighteenth Century organised by the New Europe College (Bucharest) with the assistance of the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin and of the Center for Governance and Culture in Europe of the University of St. Gallen.
28 Feb. 2020 CPS vice president Armen Grigoryan made a presentation on the topic Armenian Youth Before and After the 2018 Velvet Revolution at the conference Youngsters' Livelihoods and Movements in Peripheralised Regions organised by Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena and Leibniz-Institut für Länderkunde.
4 Nov. 2019 CPS organised the conference Thirty years since the system change in Europe: lessons learnt, and contemporary challenges and opportunities.
7 Oct. 2019 CPS and the Republican Union of Employers of Armenia co-organised a roundtable discussion on the current stage of EU-Armenia relations and anticipated developments.