Democracy and participation, Environment, Communities. FPWC, since 2006, has consistently contributed to the communities’ environmental, social, economic, and cultural development, thus referring to all four dimensions of sustainability.

Shaping Participatory Political Culture in Armenia

Creators

Who is behind this?

Eva Martirosyan

Foundation for the Preservation of Wildlife and Cultural Assets (FPWC)

http://www.fpwc.org/

Armenia

Idea Sketch

Idea

Idea pitch

As the regional population of Armenia is mostly politically and environmentally inactive the project aims to create basis for the civil society development through various trainings on civil society and sustainability.

The project will guarantee development of good governance practices in Yeghegis cluster with clear focus on environmental and sustainability approaches.

The project targets 50-70 citizens (especially women and youth) and local authorities.

Where will your idea take place?

2 communities of Yeghegis cluster, where a number of challenges are faced after clustering.

Why does Europe need your idea?

Armenia located on the periphery of Europe faces the same challenges as most of the European countries did. Support and contribution to the formation of civil society in Armenia is critical since the country is in transition to liberal democracy, which is one of the significant European values.

What is your impact?

The citizens will become well aware of their civil and environmental rights, and the obligations of the government. They will learn how to stand for their rights and who to address when these rights are violated, get to know the importance of environmental policy and sustainability schemes.

How do you get there?

The project targets Armenian underdeveloped communities that will learn how to assist the local government in sustainable development path.
A number of trainings will be organized. The trainers will be selected based on their relevant professional background. The trainings aim to design sustainable communities through locally owned, participatory decision-making processes in all four dimensions of sustainability – ecological, social, cultural and economic.

What is your story?

By supporting the communities on all four segments, and by adjusting European successful models to local reality, the FPWC facilitates community-based, community-led solutions, with an aim to create powerful agents of change, as the major driving force to the sustainable development in Armenia.

Who are you doing it for?

Yeghegis cluster's whole population will benefit since the project participants will disseminate their knowledge, contributing to democratic, participatory, transparent decision-making, constructive dialogue between communities and the local authorities, and the latter's accountability.

What do you need from the Advocate Europe community?

Any ideas that would contribute to the elaboration of the presented concept, or even revolutionize it in a positive way, are very welcome. And inspiration is often a spark born in a dialogue -we stay open and willing to share our multilateral experience with the Advocate Europe Community!

Team

Eva Martirosyan

Idea created on Jan. 19, 2018

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