What Future For Democracy and Civil Society
Open Society Foundations - Armenia, in cooperation with Counterpart International and USAID organized a conference titled What Future for Democracy and Civil Society, which took place from October 6-8, 2011 in Ani Plaza Hotel in Yerevan. The event brought together Armenian and international prominent experts in human rights, transparency and accountability and good governance and over 100 participants from 30 countries, including the United Kingdom, the United States, Central and Eastern Europe and the CIS, with human rights and accountability groups being the main beneficiaries of this event. The Conference addressed global challenges and the future of democracy and the civil society, the recent trends and the civil society’s capacity to monitor them and formulate capable advocacy agenda to influence the process that would bring about more democratic, open and accountable institutions and better protection of rights and freedoms.
The sessions particularly reflected on the steps taken globally to promote and guarantee human rights on the ground, efficiency of initiatives and tools geared towards more sustainability and democratization and practical challenges civil society encountered in raising issues about government transparency and accountability, decline in public confidence in media, courts, elections, growing discontent with polarization between the government and the people.
Representatives of the Armenian government, international community active in Armenia, the diplomatic corps and media were present at the Conference.
Agenda Armenian, English
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