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YEREVAN SCHOOL OF POLITICAL STUDIES WELCOMES THE NEW GENERATION AND ANNOUNCES THE START OF 2017-2018 STUDY YEAR
On 30 September 2017 the Opening Ceremony of YSPS 2017-2018 study year was held in Yerevan, Armenia.

Opening remarks were made by Mr. Armen Zakaryan, YSPS Founding Director; Mr. Vache Gabrielyan, Vice Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia, Minister of International Economic Integration and Reforms of the Republic of Armenia; Mr. Shavarsh Kocharyan, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Armenia and YSPS alumniMr. Artak Zakaryan, First Deputy Minister of Defense of the Republic of Armenia, YSPS alumnus-2nd generation; Mr. Artem Yerkanyan, Political Analyst, YSPS alumnus-4th generation and Rev. Fr. Ruben Zargaryan, Clergyman, Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, YSPS alumnus-6th generation.

Mr. Vache Gabrielyan, Mr. Shavarsh Kocharyan and Mr. Artak Zakaryan called on the new generation to actively engage in the school activities and take advantage of the exclusive opportunity to learn, exchange ideas and debate with lecturers.
CIVIC ROUNDTABLE 2017
On 10-11 July 2017, Civic Roundtable on “Forced Migration and Asylum: Dynamics and Policy Responses in Europe and its Neighbourhood” was organised in Strasbourg, France.

The event brought together 32 young professionals working in the field of migration, from governments, public bodies, think tanks, international organisations and NGOs. Over the course of the two days, participants shared experiences and good practices, looking at national and international policy responses. Working both in plenary and in smaller working groups, the Civic Roundtable offered young leaders to study trends and challenges across the European continent and beyond, as well as to build a peer network for future exchange.
“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.