A Public Glimpse into a Closed World: The New EU Project will shed more Light on the Daily Lives of People living in Closed Institutions

The European Union continues to support civil society in Armenia to promote human rights, as well as to support active engagement of citizens. In this framework on January 19, the Head of the Delegation of the European Union (EU), Ambassador Piotr Świtalski and five representatives of the civil society organizations signed five new grant agreements.

One of them is “A Public Glimpse into a Closed World: Increasing Awareness on the Human Rights Situation in Closed Institutions”. The two-year project of raising awareness on human rights in closed institutions. It is implemented by Public Journalism Club (PJC), For Equal Rights (FER) NGOs. This program will cover the daily lives of Armenians living in closed institutions.

This applies to citizens who are in pre-trial detention, sentenced to imprisonment or living in specialized closed institutions due to severe physical and mental disability.

The project will offer a series of special training sessions for media representatives to hold a balanced and comprehensive public debate on the rights of people living in closed institutions, and a series of TV programs and videos about life in closed institutions targeted at public involvement and raising awareness of ordinary citizens.

The project with a total budget of 278,072 euros (EU contribution – 264,168 euros) will be implemented in all regions of Armenia till December 2019.


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