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| On 26-30 September, the first media literacy trainings were organised in Yerevan and Armavir 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.|
The project will include a series of 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, as well as on the role of social media; publication of research articles on the mentioned subject; and a study visit of a group of Armenian experts to Germany.
|A strategic communication course for Armenian public servants took place in Yerevan, with online input by Lithuanian experts, on 12-15 September. The event was organised within the framework of the project Building societal resilience in Armenia by development of strategic communication skills in cooperation with House of Europe, funded by the Lithuanian Development Cooperation and Democracy Promotion Programme.|
|The project Further support for reforms in Armenia with Visegrad Four's know-how was implemented between October 2022 and April 2023, in cooperation with Czech, Hungarian, Polish and Slovak partners. The project focused on topics set among reform priorities by the Armenian government and the EU-Armenia Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement, and included webinars with policy experts from Visegrad Four countries, expert's visit to Armenia, public discussions and publication of policy papers by CPS staff and affiliated experts. VIEW|
|The project Snap parliamentary elections 2021: Analysis of the parties' programmes and rhetoric was implemented between June and September 2021. CPS staff and partner researchers analysed the programmes and rhetoric of the political parties and alliances which took part in the snap parliamentary elections on 20 June. A book with the same title was published as the project outcome (in Armenian). VIEW|
|The project Disinformation analysis and development of analytical skills was implemented between October 2020 and April 2021. This analysis covered disinformation campaigns related to the pandemic and the post-war situation, and the general situation regarding disinformation and anti-democratic narratives in Armenia.
The project also included series of trainings for young researchers and students, covering topics such as research design and methodology, media literacy, effective communication, and ways of dealing with hate speech. The project library is mainly in Armenian, with a few related articles in English.
|The project Advancing reforms in Armenia with Visegrad Four’s know-how was implemented between July 2020 and June 2021, in cooperation with Czech, Hungarian, Polish and Slovak partners. The project focused on topics set among reform priorities by the Armenian government and the EU-Armenia Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement, and included webinars with policy experts from Visegrad Four countries, expert discussions and publication of policy papers by CPS staff and affiliated experts. VIEW|
|The purpose of the project Protecting democratic values by tackling pandemic-related disinformation, implemented between July 2020 and January 2021 in cooperation with Latvian and Romanian partners, with participation of other foreign experts, was to monitor and analyse disinformation and media manipulations related to the coronavirus pandemic, and possible use of pandemic-related fake news and propaganda in order to influence or destabilise the situation in Central and Eastern Europe, particularly in Eastern Partnership countries. VIEW|
|The purpose of the project Armenia in Europe, launched after the establishment of the CPS in the autumn 2019, was to explore the opportunities for developing cooperation with the European Union, particularly the opportunities created by implementation of the EU-Armenia Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement, for the advancement of governance and sectoral reforms.
Roundtable discussions The current stage of EU-Armenia relations and anticipated developments and Thirty years since the system change in Europe: lessons learnt, and contemporary challenges and opportunities were organised in October and November 2019. Further events were cancelled because of the pandemic. However, the EaP Monthly Bulletin was published in English for several months afterwards, from March 2020 till January 2021. It is available in our online library: 2020 and 2021.
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