Analysis of the EU’s assistance to Armenia

23-10-2008

Executive summary Scope of the briefing : This paper provides an analysis of the objectives of cooperation pursued by the EU with regard to Armenia by focusing on the convergence between the objectives and priorities specified in the relevant EU documents. The first section of this briefing provides an overview of the main political, social and economic challenges faced by Armenia and links them with the EU assistance priorities. The second part assesses the relevance, effectiveness, efficiency and sustainability of EU’s assistance. The third section addresses the issues of regional cooperation and the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. It takes account particularly of the priority areas of the National Indicative Programme: democracy, rule of law, reform of the judiciary, human rights and fundamental freedoms, media, people to people contacts.

Executive summary Scope of the briefing : This paper provides an analysis of the objectives of cooperation pursued by the EU with regard to Armenia by focusing on the convergence between the objectives and priorities specified in the relevant EU documents. The first section of this briefing provides an overview of the main political, social and economic challenges faced by Armenia and links them with the EU assistance priorities. The second part assesses the relevance, effectiveness, efficiency and sustainability of EU’s assistance. The third section addresses the issues of regional cooperation and the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. It takes account particularly of the priority areas of the National Indicative Programme: democracy, rule of law, reform of the judiciary, human rights and fundamental freedoms, media, people to people contacts.