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On April 4-5 the partners of LDA Armenia held meeting at the Region of Rhone Alpes in Lyon. They met to discuss how to organise the future work of the LDA and its strategic and action plan. Furthermore the partners discussed the finalisation of the charter for the LDA, which is necessary to register the LDA in Armenia.

Seven out of the LDA’s eight partners listed below participated in the meeting.
It was stressed that the agency won’t operate as an ordinary NGO but will have a different focus especially through the international element it brings to its work, on the European level through ALDA and the international partners, and at the South Caucasus regional level through the close cooperation with LDA Georgia and other ALDA partner and member organisations.
Mrs. Véronique Moreira, The Vice-President of the Region Rhône-Alpes, Responsible for cooperation solidarity, also participated in the discussion of the work of the LDA as well as several cities and other organisations from Rhone Alpes who are working actively in Armenia.
Counterpart International supported the participation of Armenian partners to the meeting.
The LDA in Armenia was opened in October 2011. Partners of the LDA come from three countries: Region Rhône-Alpes (France), Region Friuli Venezia Giulia, (Italy), the Union of Communities of Armenia, the Urban Foundation for Sustainable Development (Armenia), the Journalists’ Club Asparez (Armenia), the Municipality of Gyumri (the host city in Armenia), Shirak Centre (Armenia) and International Center for Human Development (Armenia).
Gyumri is the second largest city in Armenia, situated in the North of the country and has been selected as host since it will provide a good basis to allow the LDA to work on a national level.


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