Students, professors and others interested in local self-government participated in the discussion organized by the Caucasus Research Resource Center (CRRC) -Armenia Foundation and Community Finance Officers Association. The "Joint" program was presented to raise public involvement in decentralization and local self-government reformation process.
"Changes in local self-government and public administration are frequent. People should be aware of what changes are being made in this system. Taking into consideration the fact that the Public Relations Section students are more interested in such topics, we have organized this meeting-discussion," - said Abraham Artashesyan, Vice president of the Community Finance Officers Association.
According to the speaker, students should realize that the local self-government sphere has nuances. Only if they have relevant knowledge they can present the problem and find solutions that will satisfy the local authorities and the population.
During the discussion, the book "Local Self-Government in Armenia", published by the CFOA senior expert Vahram Shahbazyan, was presented, which covers the report on the situation around the local self-government in Armenia, 2016.
Up to now, 8 books have been published, including reports on changes registered over the years, expert observations, and more. A separate manual has been released this year as well as the Annual Local Self-Government Index 2015 and 2017, which includes digital analyzes aimed at comparing and analyzing the changes that have taken place in this system and the assessments given to them.