ALDA Workshop and LDA Armenia partner meeting in Yerevan, Armenia

Jul 12, 2011

Citizens engagement

On July 12 ALDA together with the Union of Communities of Armenia will organise a workshop on Local Self-government and citizen participation in Armenia. Local Armenian experts will discuss reform of local self-government and citizen participation in Armenia. Mr. Vache Terteryan, First deputy minister of Territorial Administration in Armenia will also address the participants of the workshop. Mr. Alessandro Perelli, ALDA Vice president from the Regional Administration of Friuli Venezia Giulia, will also share the experience of Italy and his region with decentralisation and citizen participation. See the workshop agenda on this link.

The workshop is part of an ALDA project on support to Local Democracy in South Caucasus funded by the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities. It serves as a follow up to the conference on cooperation for Local Government development in South Caucasus that took place in Kutaisi in November 2010. In April and May similar workshops took place in Georgia and Azerbaijan.

On July 13-14 ALDA will organise a partner meeting for the establishment of the Local Democracy Agency in Armenia. NGOs and local and regional authorities who have expressed their interest in becoming partners of the LDA in Armenia will participate in the meeting and discuss issues such as the host city for the LDA, financing of the LDA, partnership agreement and the legal status of the LDA. Region Rhône Alpes, Regional Administration of Friuli Venezia Giulia, Union of Communities of Armenia, Urban Foundation for sustainable development, CISP Italy and representatives of the cities Yerevan, Ijevan and Gyumri will participate in the meeting.

For more information, see the draft agenda here. And a background description of the LDA Armenia project here