Freedom of Information Center of Armenia.

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FOI Trainings

Implemented

25.01.2007 - Freedom of Information Center Promotes strengthening structure-citizen relations

Freedom of Information Center organized a two-day workshop on the FOI law implementation in Armenia for the representatives of Central and Local Government Bodies. The workshop took place in Tsaghkadzor on January 19-20. Workshop speaker Mrs. Marine Hakobyan, National Assembly and FOICA expert represented the officials their rights and responsibilities stated by FOI law. Mrs. Gergana Jouleva, “Access to Information Program” President presented the FOI situation in...

01.11.2006 - More than 341 officials

The training held in Armavir region on October 27, 2006 by the Freedom of Information Center and RTI, was the last of the year for the regional officials, which has been organized in all the regions of Armenia , during which the Law of Information Freedom was discussed with more than 341 officials.   “If the official, for example, the Mayor or the Minister, makes a decision and it is not published, the citizen, even the optimist one, will not think good...

16.10.2006 - What to demand from the official with 4 years education?

“The freedom of information is crucial to us, but it is useless to explain the official with 4 year education not to break the law, as he can not even read it”,-   confessed Mr. Hrachia Gevorgyan, Head of Aragatsotn Regional Governance Office during the workshop held in Ashtarak in the joint efforts of FOICA and RTI on October 13, 2006.   Thirty one officials from Aragatsotn Regional Governnance Office and local communities of the Marz gathered to discuss the...

07.07.2006 - If You Did not Come We Would not Read the Law

“How can we utilize the Freedom of Information Law if we have not read it?”, frankly confessed one of the members of Sarukhan village council. “We do not receive even Land and Civil Codes, so nobody will send us the Freedom of Information Law. How could we know what the law requires?” How to utilize the RA Law on Freedom of Information workshop was organized on July 7, 2006 by Freedom of Information Center and RTI for 34 officials representing the regional and municipal governments of...

22.06.2006 - Who Will Protect the Officials?

How to utilize the RA Law on Freedom of Information workshop was organized in Vanadzor, Lori region, on June 8, 2006 by Freedom of Information Center and RTI for 31 officials representing the regional and municipal government of Lori Region, heads of village administrations and village elders. “Information is valuable and we cannot provide it free of charge”, was the answer to the representative of Vanadzor Municipality information request, when he tried to obtain statistical information...

08.06.2006 - No information without directions?

How to utilize the RA Law on Freedom of Information workshop was organized in Shirak region on June 8, 2006. “An official will provide a citizen the information he needs in any case, if he receives directions from above, i.e. by the Government Decree”, - one of village elders from Shirak Region said during the workshop organized by Freedom of Information Center of Armenia (FOICA) and RTI in Gyumri. “RA Law on Freedom of Information has higher legal effect than any government decree”,...

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