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“FIRST TIME VOTERS” AWARENESS RAISING PROJECT
LAUNCHING OF MOCK ELECTIONS IN HIGH SCHOOLS OF ARMENIA
On 18 November 2016 the launching of mock elections was held in Yerevan High School N198 in the framework of the “First Time Voters” awareness raising project.

Pupils and teachers of the school were welcomed by H.E. Mr. Piotr Świtalski, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Head of the Delegation of the European Union to Armenia, Mrs. Natalia Voutova, Head of the Council of Europe Office in Yerevan and Mr. Armen Zakaryan, Director of the Yerevan School of Political Studies.

Special webpage designed for the project was presented, its usage and function was explained (ftv.ysps.am).

The project is implemented in all 110 high schools of the Republic of Armenia.
YSPS DELEGATION ATTENDED THE WORLD FORUM FOR DEMOCRACY 2016

DEMOCRACY AND EQUALITY - DOES EDUCATION MATTER?
Strasbourg, 7-9 November 2016
On 7-9 November 2016 the 11th generation of the Yerevan School of Political Studies participated at the 5th Edition of the World Forum for Democracy together with participants of 21 Schools of Political Studies of the Council of Europe, to debate and share their opinions on the role of education in developing democracy.

Education is essential for a democratic society. Schools, universities, civil society organizations and other learning institutions should encourage the acquisition and practice of values and skills which are essential for democracy. On the whole, the higher their level of education, the more likely citizens are to participate in elections and other democratic practices. This year, the Forum focused on how education can help bridge the social divide and become a real asset for diverse democracies.
SECOND FORUM OF THE ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOLS OF POLITICAL STUDIES OF THE COUNCIL OF EUROPE
On 17-18 October 2016 second Forum of the Association of Schools of Political Studies of the Council of Europe titled “In Search of Lost Universalism” was held in Berlin, Germany.

The Forum brought together leading cultural figures, experts, representatives of European think tanks, international journalists and alumni of the Schools to address key democratic challenges facing Europe today and to suggest ways of promoting solidarity among young people to combat the current crisis.

Many discussions in different formats covered, among others, topics such as Security vs. Freedom, Politics of Memory and History, Nationalism and Migration, War and Peace.