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THE 10TH ISSUE (JANUARY 2016) OF THE SPS NEWSLETTER
This quarterly Newsletter provides up-to-date information on the activities of the Council of Europe’s Schools of Political Studies Network. It serves as a tool for the Schools themselves, but also provides useful information to friends and supporters of the Schools.
YSPS DELEGATION ATTENDED THE WORLD FORUM FOR DEMOCRACY 2015

FREEDOM VS CONTROL: FOR A DEMOCRATIC RESPONSE
On 16-21 November 2015 participants of the Yerevan School of Political Studies of the Council of Europe attended World Forum for Democracy 2015 held in Strasbourg, France. This is an annually activity, which brings together over 500 participants from 21 Schools of Political Studies to debate, exchange views and seek responses to the challenges of our times.

The 2015 World Forum for Democracy engaged with young people, decision-makers and opinion-formers in a reflection on democratic security challenges. The topic of the 4th World Forum for Democracy was Freedom vs control: For a democratic response.
FORUM OF THE SCHOOLS OF POLITICAL STUDIES
On 28-29 October 2015 Forum titled “In Search of Lost Universalism” of the Schools of Political Studies of the Council of Europe gathered in Berlin/ Germany over 200 representatives of the Schools of Political Studies from 21 countries along with guests from Finland, France, Germany, Norway, Sweden and Great Britain.

Many discussions in different formats included the opening addresses by the President of the Association of Schools of Political Studies Catherine Lalumière, German Foreign Minister Frank Walter Steinmeier and Founder of the School of Civic Education in Moscow Yuri Senokosov. Participants were also welcomed by Head of International Relations Department of Robert Bosch Stiftung Atje Drexler, Director of Political Planning of the Council of Europe Matjaž Gruden and Founder of the School of Civic Education in Moscow Lena Nemirovskaya.