The project focuses on topics set among reform priorities by the Armenian government and the EU-Armenia Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement. It includes five modules:
- Central European countries’ policies and support to reforms in the Eastern Partnership region;
- civilian security sector reform;
- healthcare reform;
- renewable energy sector development;
- IT sector, e-governance and information society development.
The first, introductory module on the Central European states’ policies, took place in July 2020 (see project materials below).
The project will familiarise Armenian civil servants and policy experts with Visegrad Four’s experiences and experts’ specific recommendations, as well as stimulate policy-focused discussions. After each module, a policy paper with recommendations (in Armenian) will be prepared by CPS staff and affiliated experts, and distributed among public officials, policy experts, civil society organisations, higher education institutions and other relevant audiences.
Module 1: Central European countries’ policies
2. Czech perspective on the Eastern Partnership webinar (13 July 2020): video with address by the Deputy Head of Mission of the Czech Embassy in Armenia Jan Plešinger and report by Věra Řiháčková, Associate Research Fellow of the EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy.
4. Hungarian perspective on the Eastern Partnership webinar (24 July 2020): video with report by András Rácz, senior fellow of the Robert Bosch Centre for Central and Eastern Europe, Russia, and Central Asia.
Module 1 summary: Eastern Partnership: Visegrad Four countries' policies paper (in Armenian).
Module 2: Civilian security sector reform
1. Civilian security sector reform: Selected and underestimated aspects of the reform and sustainable development of law enforcement agencies (8 February 2021): video with a welcome address by the Head of the Political Section at the EU Delegation to Armenia Jan Plešinger and presentation by Dr Petr Pojman, founding member and member of the executive board of the Czech Society of Criminology, and additional reading suggested by Dr Pojman.
2. Civilian security sector reform (22 February 2021): video with a welcome address by the Ambassador of Slovakia to Armenia Miroslav Hacek and presentation by Vladimír Tarasovič (senior researcher, Slovak Foreign Policy Association).
Module 3: Healthcare reform
Module 4: Renewable energy sector development
4. Expert discussion (in Armenian) Sustainable energy development in Armenia (6 April 2021).
Presentations (in Armenian):
Module 5: IT sector, e-governance and information society development
Module 5 summary: