European Armenian Federation for Justice and Democracy (EAFJD)
Dec 20 2012


by EAFJD on Thursday, December 20, 2012 at 3:35pm .

BRUSSELS - The third European Armenian Convention will take place in
Brussels, the second part of which in the European Parliament, on
March 4 - 5, 2013. The Convention will gather distinguished activists,
academics, and politicians from Armenia, Europe, the United States of
America and elsewhere, alongside Armenian National Committees (Hay
Tad) across Europe and other Armenian organizations in the continent.

The first session on Monday, 4th of March will be focused on the
pan-European challenges facing the Armenians living in Europe, which
will be discussed among representatives of European Armenian
Organizations. Other than challenges like identity, culture and
language, political issues such as facing the joint Turkish-Azeri
lobby in Europe, the Armenian Genocide centenary events and the
criminalization of Genocides' denial and negationism, and working
towards the recognition of the Nagorno Karabakh Republic will be
discussed, as well. The panel will consist of various representatives
from East and West Europe, as well as Armenia.

The next panel, on March 5th, in the European Parliament, under the
auspices of the largest political group in the European Parliament -
the European Popular Party (EPP) - will discuss issues such as the
European Union's responsibility to prevent and protect, look into
`Genocide and the International Law', will discuss and look for `New
Perspectives for the South Caucasus'.At a time when European Union -
Republic of Armenia relations are at an all time high, with highest
level of visits from both sides, Armenia's approach to European
standards rising, the third European Armenian Convention will examine
all aspects of the relations, discuss and propose new ways forward at
a grass roots level.

Participants to the Convention will be European Union high level
staff, representatives of political groups in the European Parliament,
Members of the European Parliament, heads of parliamentary delegations
and members of political parties and leadership from all spheres of
the spectrum from the EU and Armenia.

The conference is organized by the European Armenian Federation for
Justice and Democracy (Hay Tad Europe). Details will follow.