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 and social policy;
- 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). Modules 2-5, each including three 2-hour seminars with experts from V4 countries (in English) and a panel discussion with Armenian experts and officials (in Armenian).
The project will familiarise a few dozens of 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.
On 25 February at 14.00-16.00, seminar Renewable energy sector development with presentation by Dr Paweł Musiałek, director of the analytical centre at Jagiellonian Club (Poland), will be organised. REGISTRATION
Module 1: Central European countries’ policies
2. Czech perspective on the Eastern Partnership webinar (13 July 2020): video with an address by the Deputy Head of Mission of the Czech Embassy in Armenia Jan Plešinger and a 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 a 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).