When: Monday, 10 September 2018, 10:00 – 12.00

Where: European Endowment for Democracy (EED), Rue de la Loi 34 – 9th Floor, 1040 Brussels

The Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum (EaP CSF) and European Endowment for Democracy (EED) cordially invite you to a joint panel discussion on 10 September 2018:

In the aftermath of Armenia’s ‘Velvet Revolution’, the event will bring together civil society representatives and activists with policymakers and interested stakeholders to address issues around the role of civil society and civic activism in underpinning the reform processes and democratic developments in Armenia. Speakers will discuss progress achieved so far in electoral and judicial reforms and in the media environment – key sectors for ensuring the sustainability of the revolution.

How to keep citizens engaged? What role now for civil society in these new circumstances where the lines between the sector and the government have become permeable? Join us to debate these timely questions and other issues.

Important remarks:

  • The event date has changed (previously advertised as 13 September 2018)
  • Travel costs for attendees are not reimbursed
  • A light lunch will follow (courtesy of the hosts)


  • Sona Ghazaryan, Reject Serzh, formerly No Pasaran Movement
  • Haykuhi Harutyunyan, Protection of Rights Without Borders
  • Boris Navasardian, Yerevan Press Club


  • Peter Sondergaard, Director of Programmes, European Endowment for Democracy (EED)