September 15, 2023 ELA is honored to be part of the first direct exchange of the Secretary General of the Council of Europe with civil society. Managed to raise a number of issues, including : - the potential for stronger cooperation with CoE structures, such as the Venice Commission and the DG1 in the area [...]
EU-RA CS Platform
The decision of the EU-Armenia Civil Society Platform on the removal of Mikayel Hovhannisyan from the Platform
19 June 2023, Yerevan The regular online meeting of the Armenian members of the EU-Armenia Civil Society Platform was held. Included in the agenda were 2 questions: Discussion of the issue of incompatibility of Mikayel Hovhannisyan (nominated by Eurasia Partnership Foundation) with the Platform membership. The format of discussion and dissemination of the 3 advisory opinions [...]
On 10 March, 2023, the second meeting of the EU-Armenia Civil Society Platform established under the Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement (CEPA) was held in Yerevan. Ms Lousineh Hakobyan, and Mr. Ionut Sibian, the Platform’s Co-Chairs welcomed the participants in their opening remarks Mr. Ara Margaryan, Head of the European Department of the Armenian MFA, [...]
On 4 April 2022, the online kick-off meeting of the Armenian Civil Society Platform of the CEPA (hereinafter: also CEPA CSP) was held. The aim of the meeting was to officially launch the work of the Platform, discuss the forthcoming activities and identify major priorities of the Platform for the nearest future. The members of [...]
4 ANP Representatives elected to the Civil Society Platform envisaged by Article 366 of the EU-RA CEPA
On February 12, 2022 an online session of the Election Commission dedicated to the results of election of members to the Civil Society Platform envisaged by Article 366 of the EU-ARMENIA COMPREHENSIVE AND ENHANCED PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT was held, which was attended by all the 5 members of the Election Commission: 1. Arkady Sahakyan, representative of Constructive Dialogue [...]
Documents for the call of applications to become members of the Civil Society Platform as stipulated by the Article 366 of the EU-RA CEPA
CSOs and foundations which are not trade unions or employers’ unions and which have been engaged in one of the spheres set out by the CEPA throughout the past 3 years and published reports on their project activities are eligible to stand for election. Moreover, the members of such organizations, including the 75 percent of the members of executive bodies must not be employed by state agencies. The members of the CEPA CSP, including the substitutes, shall be elected for a two-year term.
Procedure on the Establishment of the Composition of Armenian CSOs and Foundations of the Civil Society Platform as stipulated by Article 366 of the EU-Armenia CEPA
The Procedure was adopted by the ANP Assembly of May 12, 2021 by 19 votes in favor, 6 abstentions and 2 against. The current Procedure outlines the functions of the Election Commission set up to manage the process of election of new members to the CSP from among the representatives of NGOs and foundations registered in the Republic of Armenia, as well as the organization of the activities of the Commission and procedures for nominating and electing candidates for CSP membership .