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Armenia will make kindergartens
Armenia will make kindergartens
energy efficient and resilient to earthquakes thanks to EU support
Almost 150 kindergartens in the Armenian capital of Yerevan will benefit from
improvements to energy efficiency and resilience to earthquakes by 2020, thanks
to EU support. Around 30 kindergartens will be fully renovated, while another
118 will benefit from a light renovation including energy efficiency measures.
The improvements will create a much safer and caring environment for
approximately 34,500 people, including pupils, teachers and staff members, and
will contribute to climate change mitigation and reduce Yerevan’s municipal
budget expenditure for energy services by €1.1 million.
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EU4Energy: Energy Charter assists
Armenia in improving policymaking process in energy sector
On 13 September, the Energy Charter Secretariat, together with the Ministry of
Energy Infrastructures and Natural Resources of the Republic of Armenia and the
EU Delegation to Armenia, organised a communication workshop in the Armenian
capital of Yerevan. The main goal of the workshop was to develop a code of good
practices for stakeholder consultations and inter-ministerial coordination in
the energy field. The event was organised as part of the EU’s assistance to
Armenia through the EU4Energy programme.
In some respects, Armenia has already had some successes in terms of stakeholder
participation in the policymaking process. An online digital platform,
www.e-draft.am was designed for public commentary on draft policies and has
already registered nearly 20,000 members since its creation last year.
However, there is still more that can be done to improve stakeholder
consultation in Armenia. For instance, one of the recommendations at the event
was for the Ministry of Energy to organise regular sessions with representatives
of public institutions, experts, NGOs and the business community. Another
recommendation is to include stakeholders in the process of drafting new
policies and legislation from scratch. The final outcome of the EU4Energy event
will be a proposed code of good practice for stakeholder communication and
consultation in Armenia’s energy sector.
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EU supports incorporation of org
EU supports incorporation of
organic agriculture into vocational education and training curriculum in
On 18 September, the Head of the EU Delegation to Armenia, Ambassador Piotr
Świtalski, participated in an event launching a new organic agriculture module
on the curriculum of vocational education and training (VET) institutions in the
country. A new methodological handbook for teachers and practical handbook for
students have also been launched.
The event took place in the framework of the EU-funded Organic Agriculture
Support Initiative. The EU believes these courses can boost students’ career
opportunities in the newly emerging – yet competitive – organic sector, and help
ensure Armenia has a large number of highly skilled professionals in sustainable
Young people are at the heart of the EU’s cooperation with its Eastern Partner
countries and the EU has been the main donor to reforms of the VET sector in
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