COURSES OF INTERNATIONAL IDEA IN ARMENIA TO START IN JANUARY 2007

Noyan Tapan
May 16 2006

YEREVAN, MAY 16, NOYAN TAPAN. On May 16, the Central Electoral
Commission (CEC) and the International Institute of Democracy and
Elections Assistance (International IDEA) signed an agreement on
mutual understanding on the program "Development of Stable Democracy
in Armenia: Improvement of Skills of Electoral Administration
and Political Participation". As Noyan Tapan was informed by CEC
Spokesperson Tsovinar Khachatrian, under the above-mentioned program
it is planned to organize courses for those studying the electoral
administration. The courses will be organized on the basis of the
methodological materials of BRIDGE worked out jointly with the
International IDEA, Australian Central Electoral Commission and
UN. The program lasts 2 years including January 2007. In total, the
program amounts to 385414 euros. According to the agreement on mutual
understanding, the financing is to be implemented by the International
IDEA. According to Tsovinar Khachatrian, the implementation of the
program in the South Caucasus was initiated in 2003. In 2005 the
program was implemented in Georgia. In Armenia the courses will start
in 2007 January. The bids for participation in the courses will be
accepted in October of the current year.