Gegharkunik Anti-Corruption Center operated by the Armenian Young Lawyers Association in the framework of “Armenia Against Corruption Movement.” The NGOs and Media organizations that operate in the marz are being familiarized with the “Multi-Faceted Anti-Corruption Promotion” project implemented by the Armenian Young Lawyers Association and its partner Freedom of Information Center. Civil society Organizations and Mass Media must be involved in fight against corruption.
“Fight against corruption starts from announcing about it publicly by the representatives of the civil society organizations. This is a global practice,” Mr. Karen Zadoyan, President of the Armenian Young lawyers Association, “Multi-Faceted Anti-Corruption Promotion” Project Manger said.
It is planned to organize anti-corruption training for the CSOs and media organizations in the framework of “Multi-Faceted Anti-Corruption Promotion” project․ Further the CSOs and media organizations that have completed the training will have the opportunity to participate in tenders for small grants to undertake monitoring, watchdog activities and journalistic investigations; create the CSOs’ anti-corruption coalition aimed to establish a dialogue with the government on the establishment of the independent anti-corruption body and on criminalization of the illicit enrichment.
“The word multi-faceted is just to the point. That is to say, we are trying to see to what extent each NGO or Mass Media organization representative may promote, assist or contribute to this really serious matter,” Mrs. Nelly Hayrapetyan, Regional Coordinator of “Multi-Faceted Anti-Corruption Promotion” project said
Mr. Spartak Avetisyan, Assistant to the Governor of Gegharkunik marz greeted the participants in the name of the Governor. Mr. Grigor Boshyan, Deputy Mayor of Gavar City, in his speech, attached importance to fight against the corruption.
The European Union supports implementation of “Multi-Faceted Anti-Corruption Promotion” project. The project budget is 650.000 EUR.