On 16 June 2021 CPS held the closing event of the project. It was concluded with a reception and informal discussion with the Deputy Head of Mission of the Slovak Embassy Pavol Popjak and the First Counsellor of the Polish Embassy Krzysztof Bartczak.
The project focused on topics set among reform priorities by the Armenian government and the EU-Armenia Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement. It consisted of 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.
Each of the modules included webinars with policy experts from Visegrad Four countries. After each module, a policy paper with recommendations (in Armenian) was prepared by CPS staff and affiliated experts, and public discussions were organised.
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 2 summary: Armenian army's status and command: Constitutional regulations in the context of international practice paper (in Armenian).
Module 3: Healthcare reform
3. Healthcare reform in Poland (19 May 2021): webinar video and presentation by Dr Michał Zabdyr-Jamróz, professor, Health Policy and Management Department, Institute of Public Health, Jagiellonian University Medical College.
Also available: Poland health system review 2019 with Dr Zabdyr-Jamróz's contribution and some of his other publications.
Module 3 summary: Armenia’s healthcare system: from the past to the future paper (in Armenian).
Module 4: Renewable energy sector development
4. Expert discussion (in Armenian) Sustainable energy development in Armenia (6 April 2021).
Presentations (in Armenian):
Module 4 summary: Armenia’s sustainable energy prospects paper (in Armenian).
Module 5: IT sector, e-governance and information society development
Module 5 summary: Development of information society and effective e-governance: foundation for development of participatory democracy in Armenia paper (in Armenian).