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THE 5TH ISSUE (JANUARY 2014) OF THE SPS NEWSLETTER
This quarterly Newsletter provides up-to-date information on the activities of the Network of the nineteen Schools of Political Studies of the Council of Europe. It serves as a tool for the Schools themselves, but also provides useful information to friends and supporters of the Schools.
NATIONAL SEMINAR OF THE YEREVAN SCHOOL OF POLITICAL STUDIES
In December 2013 YSPS national seminar was held in Tsaghkadzor, Armenia.

In general the seminar distinguished with its high representation of high-ranking officials, diplomats and local experts. Particularly Mr. Tigran Sargsyan, Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia, Mr. Seyran Ohanyan, Minister of Defence of the Republic of Armenia, Mr. Andrey Sorokin, Head of the OSCE Office in Armenia and other local prominent experts, scholars and academicians.  

In addition to the in-depth information, content material and practical skills, the seminar was a very effective platform for practical transformation, understanding and reflection as well as for meeting the specific goals of providing young mid-career individuals with awareness and knowledge.
PARTICIPATION OF WOMEN IN PUBLIC AND POLITICAL LIFE IN THE EASTERN PARTNERSHIP COUNTRIES
On 10 December 2013 the delegation of the Yerevan School of Political Studies participated in the conference on “PARTICIPATION OF WOMEN IN PUBLIC AND POLITICAL LIFE IN THE EASTERN PARTNERSHIP COUNTRIES” held in Chisinau, Moldova. The aim of the event was to increase women’s participation in the political process as political activists, party members, candidates and voters.  

The meeting gathered female parliamentarians, representatives of Central Electoral Commission and civil society from the Eastern Partnership countries to discuss the role of women in elections, political parties and media, and to exchange experiences on reconciling professional and family lives.

During the conference the members of delegations of the Schools of Political Studies presented the Country Reports with statistical data on issues related to unemployment and political engagement of women, education, standards of living, the role of the media, etc.