EU Awareness Action Day in Yerevan

The office of AEGEE-Yerevan together with International Politics Working Group of AEGEE-Europe organized an event- EU Awareness Action Day which was held on 19 February 2011 at Best Western Congress Hotel. The workshop was dedicated to the “Overview of EU Institutions and Opportunities Given by the EU to non-EU Member States”.

Firstly, AEGEE-Yerevan and the coordinator of the event Armenak Minasyants, who is Responsible for International Activities and European Affairs of AEGEE-Yerevan, organized open call for the participants. As a result of that, AEGEE-Yerevan got more than 180 applications for the participation in this event. After very hard selection of the participants, at last there were chosen 50 participants, who together with 30 AEGEE-Yerevan members took part in this event.

Many officials from different state institutions attended the event. There were guests from the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Armenia, Delegation of the European Union to Armenia, the National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia, Eurasia Partnership Foundation, Eurasia International University and journalists from 10 online newspapers.

During the workshop the speakers presented the history and development of the EU institutions, functions and activities of the main institutions, as well as cultural, economical and educational opportunities given by the EU to non-EU member states and Eastern Partnership program. At the opening of the event Coordinator of the event Armenak Minasyants and President of AEGEE-Yerevan Shushan Khachatryan presented the main purpose of organization of the respective event and made little presentation of AEGEE.

During the EU Awareness Action Day, Eurasia Partnership Foundation made the presentation of the book “Hello Europe” and the book was distributed to all participants of the event.

At the end of the workshop participants were devided into 4 groups, political, economic, educational, cultural, and discussions were made about the advantages and disadvantages of possible EU Integration. AEGEE-Yerevan would like to thank all the participants for their active contribution and IPWG of AEGEE-Europe for outstanding support during the organization of this project. We would also like to thank the EU Delegation to Armenia for the technical support.