Since February 2020 the CI and EFOR (Expert Forum, Romania) have been implementing the project “Anticorruption Experience Exchange between Romania and Armenia.” The project is a joint imitative of the CI and EFOR to empower public officials, lawyers, MPs, politicians and civil society representatives to contribute to the anticorruption efforts of Armenia with the best practices from Romania. The grant was provided by the Black Sea Trust, a Project of the German Marshall Fund of the United States.
The idea of the project emerged from the CI and EFOR recent cooperation – the project “Transition Experience Exchange between Romania and Armenia Programme,” proving the Romanian experience of anti-corruption strategy to be very close in nature and in vision to the new Anti-corruption strategy developed by the current government of Armenia.
The goal of the project “Anticorruption Experience Exchange between Romania and Armenia” is to broaden the empirical knowledge and develop the political skills in management of the anti-corruption processes in the Republic of Armenia.
The project activities include:
- a study visit of Armenian stakeholders (public officials, lawyers, MPs, politicians and civil society representatives) to Romania for experience sharing with Romanian counterparts;
- an exchange visit of Romanian experts to Armenia and roundtable events in Armenia and Romania to disseminate the Romanian practices among the Armenian networks of politicians, policy makers, LGs and civil society representatives;
- publication of a guide on good practices of Romania for stakeholder organizations in Armenia.
The study visit will enable Armenian lawyers, public officials, MPs and civil society representatives to broaden their perceptions and build their capacity of developing the anti-corruption agenda in Armenia through meetings with Romanian counterparts who have been active participants in shaping Romanian formats of anti-corruption strategy. The return visits of Romanian experts to Armenia will give a chance to broaden the target group and multiply the knowledge of best experience among the agenda shapers and decision makers in Armenia.