Corruption Prevention Commission of the Republic of Armenia

The first Steering Committee meeting took place

18.07.2022


The first Steering Committee meeting of the Twinning Project ՛՛Fostering integrity and preventing corruption in the public sector in Armenia” took place on July 14, 2022, in a distant format via Zoom platform, with the participation of all members, MS and BC Project Leaders, Junior Project Leader from Latvia, RTA and RTA counterpart, BC component leaders, representatives from German Foundation of International Legal Cooperation (IRZ), as well as representatives from the government of Armenia, Ministry of Justice of RA, and EU Delegation to Armenia.

Haykuhi Harutyunyan, Chairwoman of the Corruption Prevention Commission opened the meeting and later the meeting was chaired by MS Project Leader Ingo Sorgatz.

The following participants had opening speeches; Frank Hess, Head of Cooperation, European Delegation to Armenia, Astghik Hayrapetyan, Specialist, Deputy Prime Minister’s Office of the Republic of Armenia, Kristine Gabuzyan, Head of the Anti-Corruption Policy Development and Monitoring Department.

The Agenda items included the notification of SC members, Presentation of the Initial Work Plan, as well as Visibility and Communication Plan, Approval of the Initial Work Plan, as well as the Planning of the Kick-off meeting in October and Planning of the next SC meeting, which will take place tentatively on October 3 and the Kick-off meeting will be on the 4 th of October.

Two main documents – The initial Work Plan and Communication and Visibility Plans were approved by the Steering Committee members.

Overall, the meeting proceeded in a positive and constructive atmosphere. The meeting ended with comprehensive discussions about the implementation of further activities. The partners thanked each other for their dedicated work, assuring that their cooperation would continue in the same way.