The Regional Masters Program Human Rights and Democratization was officially launched at YSU today, is funded by the European Union.
22 students are involved in the program: 11 are from Armenia and the remaining 11 represent Belarus, Moldova, Ukraine, Georgia and Russia: Participants will gain knowledge and practical skills in the field of human rights and democratization.
The event was attended by YSU Rector Aram Simonyan, Head of the EU Delegation in Armenia Raul de Lutzenberger, Senior Adviser to the UN Representative in Armenia Armen Bayburdyan, Deputy Foreign Minister of Armenia Zohrap Mnatsakanyan.
The guests congratulated the students and project managers on this occasion and highlighted the establishment of human rights and democratic principles and the application of the European experience in this sectors development.
This event is very important, because such experimental program is held on the territory of the former Soviet Union for the first time. This is a proof that YSU goes in parallel with the international teaching methods. I am glad that, the process launched several years ago, gives today satisfactory results, - said Raul de Lutzenberger.
The partner sides are: Yerevan State University (coordinator), Taras Shevchenko National University of Kiev, Belarusian State University and University of Political and Economic European Studies in Moldova.
This program is the sixth in the framework of the project Human Rights and Democratization, supported by the European Commission. It includes the EU Eastern Partnership region, and the duration is 3 years. Having studied for one year in Yerevan, students can continue their studies in one of the partner universities.