“Armenian Young Lawyers Association” NGO (AYLA) in cooperation with partner “Freedom of Information Center of Armenia” NGO (FOICA) invites the Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) to join the Initiative Group of Anti-Corruption Coalition established in the framework of the “Multi-Faceted Anti-Corruption Promotion” project funded by the European Union.

The main objective of the Initiative Group of Anti-Corruption Coalition is to raise the effectiveness of CSOs to conduct surveillance and monitoring of the anti-corruption reforms set out in the government’s five-year programme and the legal aspects of the 2012-2016 justice sector reforms strategy, to implement the UN Convention Against Corruption.

The coordinating team of the project will select 5 regional coordinators in Yerevan, Gyumri, Vanadzor, Gavar, Ararat and Kapan who will be responsible in their respective regions for the establishment of the Anti-Corruption Coalition, and later for the organization of activities.

Selection of CSOs and media organizations will be based on criteria such as previous experience in monitoring, oversight and investigation in anti-corruption, legal rights and related issues, as well as environmental issues, and have relevant experience in legal coverage of such issues.

Application Submission Process
Filled in applications must be sent by April 30, 2014, till 18.00 to the following address: [email protected] with the subject “Application for joining the Initiative Group of Anti-Corruption Coalition.”
For additional information please contact the Central Office of the Armenian Young Lawyers Association by the phone: +37410 54 01 99.

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The project is implemented with the financial assistance of the European Union by the “Armenian Young Lawyers Association” NGO (implementer) in cooperation with the “Freedom of Information Center of Armenia” NGO (FOICA) (partner). The total budget of the project is 650.000 Euro.

The European Union is made up of 28 Member States who have decided to gradually link together their know-how, resources and destinies. Together, during a period of enlargement of 50 years, they have built a zone of stability, democracy and sustainable development whilst maintaining cultural diversity, tolerance and individual freedoms. The European Union is committed to sharing its achievements and its values with countries and peoples beyond its borders.

Armenian Young Lawyers Association (AYLA) was established in 1995. The mission of AYLA is to contribute to the rule of law and the establishment of the Civil Society where the society is aware and their rights are protected. The UNCAC Coalition is a global network of over 350 civil society organizations (CSOs) in over 100 countries, committed to promoting the ratification, implementation and monitoring of the UN Convention against Corruption (UNCAC).

Freedom of Information Center (FOI) operates over 10 years. The Mission of FOI is to promote application of the RA Freedom of Information Law, contribute to the transparency and openness of the Armenian government system and to stimulate civic society’s involvement in the governance system. FOICA is the founding member of the Freedom of Information Advocates Network (FOIA Network).