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18.07.2017

Support to EITI and Mining Transparency Project Launched

On July 18, Sona Ayvazyan, Executive Director of Transparency International Anticorruption Center and Artur Grigoryan, TIAC member and Expert participated in a meeting of the multiple stakeholder group of the Armenian Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI). “Support to Enhance Armenia’s Capacity to Implement EITI and to Increase Transparency and Accountability in Mining Licenses and Contracts” Project, funded by the British Embassy Yerevan was launched during the meeting.


07.07.2017

Misuse of Administrative Resources, Including on Election Day: TIAC’s Summary

a1plus.am covered Transparency International Anticorruption Center’s (TIAC) press conference that took place on July 7, 2017 in “Media Center.” During the press conference Varuzhan Hoktanyan, TIAC Project Director touched, among other topics, on the misuse of administrative resources on election day, presenting the results of TIAC's project “Electronic Monitoring of 2017 Parliamentary Elections” funded by Open Society Foundations - Armenia.



27.06.2017

Grants awarded to TIAC to conduct election observation mission during 2017 parliamentary elections within the framework of Citizen Observer Initiative

Citizen Observer Initiative received funding for implementation of the “Public Oversight over 2017 Parliamentary Elections” project from several sources. In particular, Transparency International Anticorruption Center was awarded grants from National Endowment for Democracy (NED), Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Georgia and Tufenkian Charitable Foundation.


16.06.2017

Participation of NGOs in the processes of formation of politics and budget

On June 15-16, 2017 Varuzhan Hoktanyan, Project Director of Transparency International Anticorruption Center (TIAC) participated  in a seminar “Budget advocacy to support HIV and TB prevention programs targeted on key affected populations in Armenia. ” He took part in the session on Participation of NGOs in the processes of formation of politics and budget and spoke on budget process and budget calendar,  the opportunities of participation in that process, monitoring of state expenses by civil society. It was organized by Eurasian Harm Reduction Network (EHRN) with the support of CCM Secretariat.


07.06.2017

TIAC participated in Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative workshop

On June 6-7, 2017 Sona Ayvazyan, Executive Director of Transparency International Anticorruption Center (TIAC) participated in Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) workshop on Beneficial Ownership Disclosure and EITI reporting, held by Dyveke Rogan, the Policy and Regional Director of the EITI International Secretariat. The workshop brought together Armenia’s EITI Multi-stakeholder Group members and other representatives involves in Armenian EITI process, including Khachik Harutyunyan, TIAC Anticorruption Expert.


23.05.2017

TIAC presented Armenia's electoral system in international conference

Armen Grigoryan, Election Program Coordinator of Transparency International Anti-corruption Center participated in the International Conference “Options and Considerations for Reforming the Electoral System of the Republic of Moldova. Comparisons from International Experience,” held in Chisinau on May 23, 2017 and presented the Electoral Code of the Republic of Armenia and possible implication of Moldovan new Electoral Code.


17.05.2017

TIAC participated in Election Monitoring Workshop

Sona Ayvazyan, Executive Director and Armen Grigoryan, Election Program Coordinator of Transparency International Anticorruption Center (TIAC) participated in CEE Election Monitoring Workshop in Belgrade, Serbia on 15 -17 May 2017. The workshop was organized within the framework of NDI Regional Elections Administration and Political Processes Strengthening Program. The workshop focused on a number of key issues, including legal framework for elections, observation principles, communications, open election data, etc. during pre-election observation, election day observation and post-election.


15.05.2017

Statement on Citizen Observer Initiative

Citizen Observer Initiative is a coalition of Armenian NGOs which was established in 2013 by Transparency International Anticorruption Center (TIAC), Europe in Law Association (ELA), Journalists’ Club “Asparez” (JCA), and the Helsinki Citizens' Assembly Vanadzor Office (HCAV) to jointly oversee Yerevan City Council elections. Given the effective cooperation and the significance of public oversight of the electoral processes, the initiative continued its activities. In 2016, the Helsinki Citizens' Assembly Vanadzor Office left the coalition. Its core composition now comprised of TIAC, ELA, and JCA, Citizen Observer Initiative continued its operation, and it also has cooperated with other organizations in different stages of its activity.


10.05.2017

Landmark elections in Armenia: turning the tide or preserving the status quo?

On May 10, 2017 Sona Ayvazyan, Executive Director of Transparency International Anticorruption Center (TIAC) participated in a discussion with the Armenian CSO representatives on  “Landmark elections in Armenia: turning the tide or preserving the status quo?” in European Endowment for Democracy (EED) office in Brussels and presented the findings of election observation mission, the atmosphere in Armenia and made recommendations on its improvement. Organized by the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum and EED, the discussion looked at the impact of civil society on improving electoral practices and longer-term ramifications of the vote for both Armenia and the wider region.