Publication and Presentation of “Monopolies in Armenia”

The Hrayr Maroukhian Foundation (HMF), with the financial support of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) of Germany presented its study entitled, “Monopolies in Armenia” on February 11, 2013 at Ani Plaza Hotel in Yerevan. The HMF working group presented their findings regarding monopolies in the Republic of Armenia, which included the current situation of the markets in Armenia, international experience in combating and regulating monopolies, they analyzed the activities of the RA’s State Commission for the Protection of Economic Competition (SCPEC) and made recommendations for a new model to regulate monopolies in the country. Members of civil society, economists, university professors, representatives from the SCPEC, political parties, international organizations and embassies participated in the event.

 

Click on the links below to read the papers.

“Monopolies in Armenia” (Armenian)

“Monopolies in Armenia” (English)

“Monopolies in Armenia” (condensed version)

Publication of “Blueprint for Activism” and “Environmental Policy Recommendations”

The Hrayr Maroukhian Foundation with the financial support of Counterpart and USAID launched this program to identify specific mechanisms and ensure that current environmental activism is being translated into real institutional change in Armenia. The HMF organized a series of round tables where activists and policy makers came together to discuss concerns and shortcomings in legislation and other institutional mechanisms. The objective of the research was to identify problems of policy, legislation and implementation and make corresponding recommendations based on input from environmental experts, activists, researchers, NGOs, policy makers and government officials. After two successful round tables, HMF experts prepared two separate papers. The first was a “Blueprint for Activism” developed for future activists to ensure their goals are met effectively, based on the experience of the environmental activists involved in the discussions as well as input from NGOs and experts in the field and the second in the form of a policy paper was “Environmental Policy Recommendations,” which underscored the changes needed to legislation and government practices to ensure citizen and independent expert input is taken into consideration before decisions impacting the environment are made. The papers were presented at a third and final round table in Yerevan on January 29, 2013.

 

Click on the link below to read the papers.

Blueprint for Activism

Environmental Policy Recommendations

 

Publication of “Social Reforms in Armenia II” Policy Paper

The Hrayr Maroukhian Foundation, in cooperation with the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, has successfully published a policy paper entitled «Սոցիալական Բարեփոխումները Հայաստանում II» (“Social Reforms in Armenia II”) in both Armenian and English, focusing on Agriculture, Mining and Education.

Click on the links below to read the policy paper in Armenian or English:

Social Reforms in Armenia II (Armenian)

Social Reforms in Armenia II (English)

“Transforming Street Action to Institutional Change: Environmental Policy Dialogue”

The Hrayr Maroukhian Foundation (HMF) with the financial support of Counterpart International Armenia is pleased to announce its upcoming program, “Transforming Street Action to Institutional Change: Environmental Policy Dialogue”. Over the course of the next five months, HMF will be hosting three round tables, the objective of which will be to discuss ways to ensure that environmental activism and advocacy lead to institutional change including public involvement in decision making and policy formulation, developing mechanisms for transparency and in the way government conducts business with regard to environmental issues. As a result of this program a Blueprint for Activism and Environmental Policy Recommendations will be developed by HMF experts presented at the final round table.

Publication of Volume One of “The Journal of Socialism and Democracy”

The Hrayr Maroukhian Foundation is proud to present the first volume of the Journal of Socialism and Democracy, which includes three articles: “The Perception of the Ideas of Democracy and Socialism through the Centuries,” “The ARF’s Vision of Democracy and Socialism,” “The Principles of Socialism – Freedom, Justice, Equality and Solidarity.”
This Journal is intended to serve as an educational tool for students of political science, politicians, academics and all those interested in the core values of social democracy.

 

Click on the link below to read the Journal in Armenian.

Journal of Socialism and Democracy (Armenian)

 

Repatriation Policy Recommendations for the Diaspora Communities of the Middle East

The Hrayr Maroukhian Foundation is pleased to announce its upcoming project, “Repatriation Policy Recommendations for the Diaspora Communities of the Middle East,” made possible by the Kololian Foundation. Over the course of the next eight months, HMF experts will examine the reasons behind low rates of repatriation to Armenia, observe the stories of successful repatriates to the country, and analyze the flaws within Armenia’s current migration legislation. The outcomes of this research will help with the formation of new policies, which are currently non-existent that will promote and encourage repatriation to Armenia especially in light of the critical situation of Armenian communities struggling to survive in the Middle East. The HMF firmly believes that a healthy repatriation state policy can help play a vital role in Armenia’s social, political, and economic future.

Translation & Publication of “Economics and Social Democracy”

The Hrayr Maroukhian Foundation along with Friedrich Ebert Stiftung has translated and published “Economics and Social Democracy”. Through this reader, you will encounter foundational economic theories, core values of social democratic economies and an analysis of how economic systems and policies can work to espouse social democratic principles.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Armenian language version of the book is now available in print and on-line.

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Mini-Series About Women in Armenia

The Hrayr Maroukhian Foundation in cooperation with Yerkir Media TV and through the financial support of the Norwegian Foreign Ministry produced a six-part mini-series, “Women in Armenia.” The segments included the following topics – business, politics, healthcare, armed conflict, domestic violence and sexual harassment, and migration.  Each segment was aired on Yerkir Media’s “Hraparak” program with a moderator and four expert panelists. Individual documentaries highlighting the problems, challenges and successes in each sphere were presented during the show.

The staff at HMF met with some of the most resilient and influential women of our nation. They are the conduits for change, for creating a just, tolerant and unified country. They are helping to dismantle gender barriers on every front and they are doing it with bravado, compassion and commitment. It was an honor for us to work with them and to present the issues they are championing. We hope that this endeavor will contribute to their work. We would like to thank Yerkir Media for their cooperation and professionalism and a special thanks to the Norwegian Foreign Ministry for their gracious support.

Campaign and Policy Training for Youth

 AGHVERAN – On November 18-20, 2011 the Hrayr  Maroukhian Foundation with the support of the Friedrich  Ebert Foundation organized a three-day training for youth.  Twenty five members of the Armenian Youth Federation,  the Nikol Aghbalyan Student’sUnionand the ARF  Parliamentary Faction of the Youth Parliament participated  in the training conducted by Bjӧrn Kulp of the Training  Academy of Germany.

The training gave participants the necessary tools to  determine priority areas of concern and conceptualize,  organize and realize different events. Over a period of three days, the participants were given the tools on how to run a campaign about the issue of youth unemployment in Armenia. They were instructed about the basics of campaigning, the modules of a successful campaign, target groups and how to reach them, strategy, strategical partners and action planning.

 

Publication of “Social Reforms in Armenia” Policy Paper

The Hrayr Maroukhian Foundation, in cooperation with the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, has published a policy paper entitled «Սոցիալական Բարեփոխումները Հայաստանում» (“Social Reforms in Armenia”) in both Armenian and English, focusing on employment, healthcare, and social housing.

Click on the links below to read the policy paper in Armenian or English:

Social Reforms in Armenia (Armenian)

Social Reforms in Armenia (English)