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On 11 December 2009, ACGRC organised the Second Security Forum of Southern Caucasus in cooperation with German Council on Foreign Relations and with support from Konrad Adenauer Foundation and Robert Bosch Foundation READ


ACGRC expert delivered a report during the International Conference “Towards a New Transatlantic Strategy for the Wider Black Sea Region” in Sofia, Bulgaria

Expert of the Analytical Centre on Globalisation and Regional Cooperation Maria Amaryan participated and made report during international conference “Towards a New Transatlantic Strategy for the Wider Black Sea Region”. The conference took place in Sofia (Bulgaria) on 30 November - 1 December 2009. The conference was organised by the Sofia-based Centre for SouthEast European Studies (CSEES) and the George C. Marshall Center Alumni Association of Bulgaria. The conference was supported by NATO’s Public Diplomacy Division and the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies.


On 25 November 2009, Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the Republic of Armenia and ACGRC organised a presentation: Forthcoming OSCE Chairmanship of the Republic of Kazakhstan: Possibilities and Prospects.
The presentation was facilitated by ACGRC chairman Stepan Grigoryan. Among keynote speakers were Nurbolat Alimbaev – Chargé d’Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan, H.E. Sergey Kapinos – Head of the OSCE Mission in Yerevan, Aram Safaryan – Member of the National Assembly of Armenia, Head of the Armenian Delegation to OSCE Parliamentary Assembly, head of the “Armenia-Kazakhstan” Friendship Group, Suren Zolyan – Rector of the Yerevan State Linguistic University after V. Brusov, Tatul Manaseryan – Economic Advisor to the Chairman of the National Assembly of Armenia.
The event was attended by representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Armenia and other state institutions, representatives of international organisations and diplomats accredited in Armenia, political scientists, experts, businessmen, representatives of mass media and NGOs.


ACGRC Participated in Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum

220 organisations participated in the first gathering of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum in Brussels on 16-17 November 2009.

The breakdown of participant CSOs per country was the following:
Armenia 21
Azerbaijan 21
Belarus 27
Georgia 22
Moldova 20
Ukraine 30
International networks and organisations 27
EU Member States 47
Third countries 5

The ACGRC was represented by Armen S. Grigoryan, ACGRC Programme Manager
EaP Country Facilitator from Armenia was elected Boris Navasardian, President of the Yerevan Press Club.

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ACGRC Programme Manager Armen S. Grigoryan attended the Black Sea Peacebuilding Platform meeting

On 28-31 October 2009, civil society and conflict resolution experts from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova, Romania and Ukraine (including Nagorno-Karabakh and Transdniestria) met at UN House and at the Radisson Hotel in Bucharest.

The 25 regional conflict experts met to discuss the initiative to build a permanent standing Black Sea Peacebuilding Platform.
This Platform will provide an inclusive, transparent, democratically governed and regionally-owned civil society platform for improved collaboration, cooperation and sharing of expertise. The Platform is an independent, regionally-owned and regionally-based initiative developed by expert organisations and institutions across the Black Sea Region. The aim of the Platform is to strengthen effective capacities for conflict transformation, violence prevention and peacebuilding locally, nationally and regionally in the Black Sea Region.
The participants of the workshops in Bucharest on 28 – 31 October 2009 agreed to continue the development of the Black Sea Peacebuilding Platform by creating a regional web-portal and expert working groups. National Civil Society Round Tables on conflict and peacebuilding issues will be held in Chisinau, Yerevan and Tbilisi in 2009 and in other capitals of the region in 2010.
The initiative to build a Black Sea Peacebuilding Platform has previously held meetings in Cluj-Napoca, Brussels, Kyiv and Bucharest.

For more information please contact:
Denis Matveev: + 40 741 610 170 (English, Russian)
Corina Simon: +40 742 989 398 (Romanian, English)

  • ACGRC chairman Stepan Grigoryan met with Vygaudas Ušackas, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Lithuania, in Yerevan on 21 November 2009

    On 22-24 October 2009, Maria Amaryan participated in the conference "Non-traditional Security Threats and Regional Cooperation in Southern Caucasus" organised by the NATO Science for Peace and Security Programme.
    Maria Amaryan's report: Problems faced by the South Caucasian countries in relation with the recent geopolitical changes

    Member of the U.S. Council on Foreign Relations Dr. Jiri Valenta visited Armenia in September 2009 and met the ACGRC staff.
    Dr. Valenta's interview

    ACGRC Programme Manager Liana Badalyan participated in the International Parliament Scholarship programme (IPS) sponsored by the German Bundestag and realised jointly with the Free University, Humboldt University and Technical University. READ

    ACGRC analyst Armen H. Grigoryan attended the conference "Cultural Contact in Transformation Societies" organised on 14-20 September 2009 in Kazan (Russia) by the Giessen Centre for Eastern European Studies, the Giessen International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture (Germany) and the University of Kazan

    On May 11-22, 2009 ACGRC expert Ara Sahakyan participated in the The Black Sea Peacebuilding Design and Planning Session in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. The event was organized by PATRIR with support from OSI East-East Program.

    ACGRC organised training sessions in Armenia's regions READ

    Conference "European Union and South Caucasus – A Security Partnership?" organised on 27 November 2008. READ



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