The research was realized by Center for Regional Development/Transparency International Armenia NGO and of UNDP Office in Armenia.
The presentation of the results had been organized on the 31st of January, 2007 in hotel Congress. The meeting with YSU students was in the framework of activities to present the results of the research to Armenian society.
Our efforts are directed not to present the results of this research but to discuss them in Yerevan and other regions of Armenia with self government bodies and local NGO and to try to make conclusions. And the youth is our target segment, - said Amalya Kostanyan, head of Transparency International Armenia NGO.
The results of the research have already been presented in the regions of Ashtarak and Abovyan. Meetings with the representatives of other regions of Armenia are expected soon.
Different suggestions were made by students during the discussion. Students state that in the area of education the risk for corruption will reduce in case the minister who conducts this field is not a member of any party.
Amalya Kostanyan informed us that 80% of 1500 who had participated in survey, consider the corruption to be one of the most urgent problems in Armenia, but the fact that people generally blame the state officials for this is really concerning one. And more than 50% of them said that they personally could do nothing to change the situation.
We focus on this problem and one of the main goals of our activities is to understand through these discussions what we can do personally, - said head of Transparency International Armenia.