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YSPS DELEGATION ATTENDED THE WORLD FORUM FOR DEMOCRACY 2014

FROM PARTICIPATION TO INFLUENCE: CAN YOUTH REVITALISE DEMOCRACY?
Strasbourg, 3-6 November 2014
The 3rd edition of the Strasbourg World Forum for Democracy engaged with young people and with decision-makers and opinion-formers in a reflection on the patterns of youth exclusion and involvement. It explored new ways of engaging the youngsters in re-visioning the democratic arenas of today. As every year, the Network of Schools of Political Studies (over 550 SPS participants) actively participated in the Forum’s discussions, shared ideas and experiences with other Forum participants and planed future cooperation.

In addition to the main programme, special side events for School participants included visits to the European Court of Human Rights, regional and bilateral meetings and a diploma ceremony.

YSPS ALUMNUS – DR. EDGAR GHAZARYAN APPOINTED EXTRAORDINARY AND PLENIPOTENTIARY AMBASSADOR OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA TO THE REPUBLIC OF POLAND
By the decree of RA President Serzh Sargsyan YSPS alumnus Dr. Edgar Ghazaryan has been appointed Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Republic of Armenia to the Republic of Poland.

Yerevan School of Political Studies congratulates the newly appointed Ambassador and wishes him great success and new achievements in his new diplomatic mission.
SEMINAR ON “INTEGRATION TENDENCIES OF ARMENIA”
On 17-19 October 2014 YSPS 3-day seminar on “Integration Tendencies of Armenia” was held in Jermuk, Armenia. The event gathered YSPS participants, prominent experts as well as YSPS alumni of different years.

In general the seminar distinguished with its high representation of international and local experts, high-ranking officials and diplomats. Particularly H.E. John Heffern, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States to Armenia, Mr. Mårten Ehnberg, Chargé d’Affairs, Embassy of Sweden in Armenia, Mr. Shavarsh Kocharyan, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Armenia and other prominent experts of Armenia.

It can clearly be stated that there is no other such platform in Armenia where the speakers could be so open and frank, and no other audience where the participants could be so informed about the European and Eurasian directions of Armenian Foreign policy, developments and development scenarios in Eastern Partnership countries, the USA-Armenia current relations, global economic developments as well as about the new processes of transformations in middle east.