The EU and Armenia will sign three new grant contracts. Th enew projects will be geared towards enhanced civic engagement and oversight, which are indispensable elements of a democratic electoral process.
The signature of the contracts will be publicised Piotr Świtalski, the EU Ambassador to Armenia on November 21
The projects include:
- ENEMO International Observation Mission for the Parliamentary Elections in the Republic of Armenia
- Building Capacities for Observation and Promoting the Integrity of Parliamentary Elections in Armenia
- Electoral Preparation and Monitoring by Civil Society Organisations in Armenia: Elections for All
This support runs in parallel with the European Union's substantive contribution to the Election Basket Fund that aims at strengthening the election administration system in preparation to early parliamentary elections on 9 December 2018.
Support to elections takes the form of civic engagement and awareness raising among voters, electoral administration staff and other key stakeholders and funding of a media support and a media monitoring initiative as well as three different election observation missions.
Two of these are domestic observation missions with different deployment plans and methodologies as well as different geographical scope. The third is an international civil society mission conducted by the European network of election observation bodies.