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Թողարկման օրը՝ 07.06.2017թ.

Եվրոպայի խորհրդի Քաղաքական դասընթացների երևանյան դպրոցը (ՔԴԵԴ) ընդունում է հայտեր 2017-2018 ուսումնական տարվա ընթացքում կազմակերպվելիք սեմինարներին մասնակցելու համար: Կազմակերպվելու է մինչև մեկ շաբաթ տևողությամբ քաղաքագիտական տարբեր թեմաներով 3 սեմինար Հայաստանում (սեմինարները տեղի կունենան տարբեր ամիսների) և մեկ սեմինար Ստրասբուրգում (Ֆրանսիա): Յուրաքանչյուր հաջորդ սեմինարին կհրավիրվեն միայն ուսումնական գործընթացին պարտաճանաչորեն և որակով մասնակցողները: Ստրասբուրգյան սեմինարի ավարտին ՔԴԵԴ-ի շրջանավարտներին կտրվեն վկայականներ Եվրոպայի խորհրդի Գլխավոր քարտուղարի ստորագրությամբ: Ստրասբուրգյան սեմինարին կհրավիրվեն միայն արդյունավետությամբ աչքի ընկած մասնակիցները: ՔԴԵԴ-ի նպատակն է օժանդակել երիտասարդ քաղաքական գործիչների իմացությունների ընդլայնմանը և քաղաքական ժողովրդավարական մշակույթի խորացմանը: Ստրասբուրգյան սեմինարներին դասախոսություններով հանդես են գալիս պետությունների, միջազգային կազմակերպությունների ղեկավարներ, եվրոպական երկրների կառավարությունների ղեկավարներ և անդամներ, Նոբելյան մրցանակի դափնեկիրներ, եվրոպական առաջատար համալսարանների դասախոսներ և այլք: Հայաստանյան սեմինարներին հրավիրվում է հանրապետության լավագույն էքսպերտային կազմը, օտարերկրյա փորձագետներ, դեսպաններ:
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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.
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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.
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YEREVAN SCHOOL OF POLITICAL STUDIES WELCOMES THE 12TH GENERATION AND ANNOUNCES THE START OF 2016-2017 STUDY YEAR

On 17 September 2016 the inauguration ceremony of YSPS 2016-2017 study year was held in Yerevan, Armenia. The event brought together YSPS participants, alumni and experts.

Opening remarks were made by Mr. Armen Zakaryan, YSPS Founding Director, Mr. Matjaž Gruden, Director of Policy Planning of the Council of Europe, Mr. Shavarsh Kocharyan, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Armenia and YSPS alumni - Mr. Artsvik Minasyan, Minister of Economy of the Republic of Armenia, YSPS alumnus-1st generation, Mr. Shirak Torosyan, MP, National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia, YSPS alumnus-1st generation and Rev. Fr. Ruben Zargaryan, Clergyman, Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, YSPS alumnus-6th generation.


NATIONAL SEMINAR OF THE YEREVAN SCHOOL OF POLITICAL STUDIES


In the frameworks of Europe Day celebrations in Armenia on 20-22 May 2016 Yerevan School of Political Studies organized a seminar in Aghveran, Armenia.

During 3-day seminar Yerevan School of Political Studies hosted H.E. Mr. Piotr Świtalski, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Head of the Delegation of the European Union to Armenia and 6 Ambassadors of the EU member states, particularly H.E. Mr. Matthias Kiesler, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Federal Republic of Germany to Armenia, H.E. Mr. Jean-Francois Charpentier, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of France to Armenia, H.E. Mrs. Judith Margaret Farnworth, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United Kingdom to Armenia, H.E. Mr. Jerzy Marek Nowakowski, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Poland to Armenia, H.E. Mr. Petr Mikyska, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Czech Republic to Armenia, H.E. Mr. Erikas Petrikas, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Lithuania to Armenia. The Ambassadors talked about current strategy of EU-Armenia relations, the next steps of the Eastern Partnership, current challenges of the EU and possible solutions and many other issues.
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YSPS ALUMNUS – MR. ARTSVIK MINASYAN APPOINTED MINISTER OF ECONOMY OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA

By the decree NH-203-A of 24 February 2016 of the President of the Republic of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan, Artsvik Minasyan was appointed Minister of Economy of the Republic of Armenia.

Yerevan School of Political Studies congratulates the newly appointed Minister and wishes him great success and new achievements in his new mission.
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NATIONAL SEMINAR ON “ARMENIA AND INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENTS”

On 12-14 February 2016 YSPS 3-day seminar on “Armenia and International Developments” was held in Tsaghkadzor, Armenia. The event gathered YSPS participants, prominent experts as well as YSPS alumni of different years.

The topics covered by the seminar were carefully selected and put in a logic order to complement and support each other.

During the two days the participants had the chance to listen and debate with distinguish speakers and lecturers such as: Mr. Seyran Ohanyan, Minister of Defence of the Republic of Armenia, Ambassador Piotr Świtalski, Head of Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Armenia, Ambassador Richard M. Mills, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States to Armenia, Ambassador Christer Michelsson, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Finland to Armenia and prominent Armenian experts.
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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.
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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.
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