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Projects
2024
Contemporary Disinformation Challenges in the Face of Foreign Military Presence
Year
2024, 2023, 2022
Sector of assistance
Democracy and Civil Society, Media, Multilateral projects
Project countries
Armenia, Georgia, Ukraine
Allocated funds
59 589 EUR
Project goal

To train Ukrainian, Georgian and Armenian media and wider public to choose reliable sources and create correct narratives, recognize and prevent disinformation.

Implementing organization
Civic Resilience Initiative
Financing source
Fund for the Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Aid
EU4 Youth Phase III Youth Employment and Entrepreneurship programme
Year
2024, 2023, 2022, 2021
Sector of assistance
Democracy and Civil Society, Education, Multilateral projects
Project countries
Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine
2023
180 000 EUR
2022
246 732,28 EUR
2021
113 267,72 EUR
Allocated funds
European Commission - 15,12 mln. EUR; LT co-financing – 720 000 Eur
Project goal

Encourage active engagement of youth in the labor markets and social economy of Eastern Partnership countries, contribute to promoting sustainable economic growth, social cohesion, and reducing societal inequality.

Implementing organization
Central Project Management Agency (CPMA)
Financing source
European Commission/ Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania
Safe transport system in Armenia (III)
Year
2024, 2023, 2022
Sector of assistance
Good governance
Project countries
Armenia
Allocated funds
59 850 EUR
Project goal

To continue assistance aimed at regulating the issues of the transport sector in Armenia in accordance with best Lithuanian practice, providing recommendations on the proper implementation of the objectives of the EU-Armenia CEPA and CAAA agreements, related to ensuring the safety of road, railway and air transport.

Implementing organization
Environmental Projects Management Agency (EPMA)
Financing source
Fund for the Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Aid
Strengthening the resistance to disinformation in the European Union's Eastern partnership countries, with a particular focus on independent media
Year
2024, 2023, 2022
Sector of assistance
Democracy and Civil Society, Media, Multilateral projects
Project countries
Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine
Allocated funds
88 607,69 EUR
Project goal

To strengthen resistance to disinformation and strategic communication capabilities, consolidating the dissemination of independent information in the EU's Eastern Partnership countries.

Implementing organization
UAB „Delfi“
Financing source
Fund for the Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Aid
Support for law enforcement and security reforms in Armenia
Year
2024, 2023
Sector of assistance
Good governance
Project countries
Armenia
2023
60 000 EUR
Allocated funds
European Commission - 2000 000 EUR; LT co-financing - 222 222, 91 EUR
Project goal

Provide support to Armenia in implementing law enforcement and security sector reforms according to the priorities set out in the EU-Armenia CEPA and EU best practices. The project will aim to ensure that the newly established Ministry of Internal Affairs of Armenia operates transparently and efficiently, implements the necessary police management reform for the country, modernizes state border and migration flow management. The goal is to enhance public trust in the ministry's policies.

Implementing organization
Central Project Management Agency (CPMA)
Financing source
European Commission/ Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania
2023
Building societal resilience in Armenia through the development of strategic communication skills
Year
2023
Sector of assistance
Public Awareness
Project countries
Armenia
Allocated funds
10 950 EUR
Project goal

To enhance public resilience and capabilities in addressing issues caused by hybrid attack actions.

Project results

State officials and experts were acquainted with the principles of strategic communication, bolstering media literacy and digital literacy competencies.

Implementing organization
House of Europe, Public Institution
Financing source
The Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania in Armenia
Community close to the border
Year
2023
Sector of assistance
Public Awareness
Project countries
Armenia
Allocated funds
14 230 EUR
Project goal

To inform the public and government institutions about the issues faced by rural settlements bordering Azerbaijan, which intensified after the 2020 war. The project is part of the EU initiative “Team Europe - Resilient Syunik.”

Project results

The project contributed to disseminating information in the region and in the international media about the daily challenges and security issues faced by people living in Armenian-Azerbaijani border villages.

Implementing organization
NGO “Aliq Media Armenia”
Financing source
The Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania in Armenia
Contemporary Disinformation Challenges in the Face of Foreign Military Presence
Year
2024, 2023, 2022
Sector of assistance
Democracy and Civil Society, Media, Multilateral projects
Project countries
Armenia, Georgia, Ukraine
Allocated funds
59 589 EUR
Project goal

To train Ukrainian, Georgian and Armenian media and wider public to choose reliable sources and create correct narratives, recognize and prevent disinformation.

Implementing organization
Civic Resilience Initiative
Financing source
Fund for the Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Aid
Creation of Armenia-Lithuania Frendship ''Birch'' Alley in the Yerevan Botanical Garden
Year
2023
Sector of assistance
Environment and Climate Change
Project countries
Armenia
Allocated funds
9 703,50 EUR
Project goal

To establish a public green space, by planting and setting up the "Birch Alley of Armenian-Lithuanian Friendship" within the Yerevan Botanical Garden.

Project results

In the Yerevan Botanical Garden, 70 trees have been planted, an irrigation system has been installed, and benches have been assembled for visitors.

Implementing organization
“Friends of Botanical Garden” Charitable NGO
Financing source
The Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania in Armenia
Equitable Access to Irrigation Water for Tegh Bordering Community (Syunik region)
Year
2023
Sector of assistance
Good governance
Project countries
Armenia
Allocated funds
14 870 EUR
Project goal

To provide the residents of the Tegh community with the opportunity to increase land resource productivity by supplying irrigation water. The project is part of the EU initiative “Team Europe - Resilient Syunik.”

Project results
  • Installed pipeline (irrigation system) that will supply water to 1250 residents of the Tegh community over a 337-hectare land area.
  • Contributed to the sustainable social and economic development of the Syunik region, considering local development priorities and the territorial integrity and sovereignty of the region.
Implementing organization
The Urban Foundation for Sustainable Development (UFSD)
Financing source
The Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania in Armenia
EU4 Youth Phase III Youth Employment and Entrepreneurship programme
Year
2024, 2023, 2022, 2021
Sector of assistance
Democracy and Civil Society, Education, Multilateral projects
Project countries
Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine
2023
180 000 EUR
2022
246 732,28 EUR
2021
113 267,72 EUR
Allocated funds
European Commission - 15,12 mln. EUR; LT co-financing – 720 000 Eur
Project goal

Encourage active engagement of youth in the labor markets and social economy of Eastern Partnership countries, contribute to promoting sustainable economic growth, social cohesion, and reducing societal inequality.

Implementing organization
Central Project Management Agency (CPMA)
Financing source
European Commission/ Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania
Safe transport system in Armenia (III)
Year
2024, 2023, 2022
Sector of assistance
Good governance
Project countries
Armenia
Allocated funds
59 850 EUR
Project goal

To continue assistance aimed at regulating the issues of the transport sector in Armenia in accordance with best Lithuanian practice, providing recommendations on the proper implementation of the objectives of the EU-Armenia CEPA and CAAA agreements, related to ensuring the safety of road, railway and air transport.

Implementing organization
Environmental Projects Management Agency (EPMA)
Financing source
Fund for the Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Aid
Strengthening the resistance to disinformation in the European Union's Eastern partnership countries, with a particular focus on independent media
Year
2024, 2023, 2022
Sector of assistance
Democracy and Civil Society, Media, Multilateral projects
Project countries
Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine
Allocated funds
88 607,69 EUR
Project goal

To strengthen resistance to disinformation and strategic communication capabilities, consolidating the dissemination of independent information in the EU's Eastern Partnership countries.

Implementing organization
UAB „Delfi“
Financing source
Fund for the Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Aid
Support for law enforcement and security reforms in Armenia
Year
2024, 2023
Sector of assistance
Good governance
Project countries
Armenia
2023
60 000 EUR
Allocated funds
European Commission - 2000 000 EUR; LT co-financing - 222 222, 91 EUR
Project goal

Provide support to Armenia in implementing law enforcement and security sector reforms according to the priorities set out in the EU-Armenia CEPA and EU best practices. The project will aim to ensure that the newly established Ministry of Internal Affairs of Armenia operates transparently and efficiently, implements the necessary police management reform for the country, modernizes state border and migration flow management. The goal is to enhance public trust in the ministry's policies.

Implementing organization
Central Project Management Agency (CPMA)
Financing source
European Commission/ Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania
Support for the introduction of a deposit system for glass and plastic containers
Year
2023, 2022
Sector of assistance
Environment and Climate Change
Project countries
Armenia
Allocated funds
44014,37 EUR
Project goal

To provide support for the development of a sustainable glass and plastic waste management system in Armenia.

Implementing organization
Lithuanian transport safety administration
Financing source
Fund for the Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Aid
2022
BEES: beekeeping enabling the economic system
Year
2022
Sector of assistance
Private Sector and Entrepreneurship Development
Project countries
Armenia
Allocated funds
10 394,70 EUR
Project goal

To support the economic and social development of Armenian regional and rural areas, focusing on women empowerment.

Project results
  • A 2-month beekeeping training course was organised for small-scale beekeepers in the Lori region of Armenia (14 beekeepers from the region participated, 7 of them women).
  • Equipment for a beekeeping centre was purchased: 34 hives for local beekeepers, 8 hives for the planned beekeeping centre.
Implementing organization
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania/Embassy of Lithuania in Armenia/ “Children of Armenia Fund (COAF)”
Building digital resilience in Armenian society
Year
2022
Sector of assistance
Media
Project countries
Armenia
Allocated funds
9 000 EUR
Project goal

Strengthening digital literacy by identifying disinformation.

Project results
  • 5 virtual training sessions on how to combat disinformation in real time, identify and prevent its spread and warn others (115 participants) were organised.
  • A series of articles were produced by multimedia journalists from the DCN Global community in Armenia which were published and disseminated through DCN Global channels and newsletters (the articles were also provided as educational material for the training participants).
Implementing organization
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania/Embassy of Lithuania in Armenia/ NGO “Civic Resilience Initiative“
Combating disinformation and disseminating impartial information on EU-Armenia relations and ongoing democratic reforms
Year
2022
Sector of assistance
Media
Project countries
Armenia
Allocated funds
7 394,42 EUR
Project goal

Disseminating impartial information on EU-Armenia relations and ongoing democratic reforms, Fight against disinformation.

Project results
  • 3 information seminars on "EU-Armenia cooperation under the CEPA agreement and ongoing democratic reforms" have been organised. The seminars were organised in Vanadzor, Armavir and Gyumri. The target groups were: local university students, representatives of NGOs, young civil activists and local journalists - more than 90 people. The workshops in the cities helped to create local networks of like-minded people.
  • Two policy documents (articles) have been prepared and published on Armenia-EU relations, the Eastern Partnership and ongoing reforms.
Implementing organization
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania/Embassy of Lithuania in Armenia/ “Analytical Centre on Globalization and Regional Cooperation (ACGRC)“.
Contemporary Disinformation Challenges in the Face of Foreign Military Presence
Year
2024, 2023, 2022
Sector of assistance
Democracy and Civil Society, Media, Multilateral projects
Project countries
Armenia, Georgia, Ukraine
Allocated funds
59 589 EUR
Project goal

To train Ukrainian, Georgian and Armenian media and wider public to choose reliable sources and create correct narratives, recognize and prevent disinformation.

Implementing organization
Civic Resilience Initiative
Financing source
Fund for the Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Aid
EU4 Youth Phase III Youth Employment and Entrepreneurship programme
Year
2024, 2023, 2022, 2021
Sector of assistance
Democracy and Civil Society, Education, Multilateral projects
Project countries
Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine
2023
180 000 EUR
2022
246 732,28 EUR
2021
113 267,72 EUR
Allocated funds
European Commission - 15,12 mln. EUR; LT co-financing – 720 000 Eur
Project goal

Encourage active engagement of youth in the labor markets and social economy of Eastern Partnership countries, contribute to promoting sustainable economic growth, social cohesion, and reducing societal inequality.

Implementing organization
Central Project Management Agency (CPMA)
Financing source
European Commission/ Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania
Media-educated citizens - a stronger society
Year
2022
Sector of assistance
Media
Project countries
Armenia
Allocated funds
5 902,84 EUR
Project goal

Fight against disinformation.

Project results
  • The Armenian media organisation Factor Information Centre produced 6 programmes and 3 podcasts with the participation of media literacy specialists, editors, journalists, NGO representatives, education experts, historians and psychologists.
  • The programmes and podcasts were broadcast on the online platform "Media guide". All programmes can be found on the Factor website, YouTube, Facebook and Telegram channels.
Implementing organization
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania/Embassy of Lithuania in Armenia/ NGO “Factor Information Centre“
Safe Transport System in Armenia
Year
2022, 2021
Sector of assistance
Good governance
Project countries
Armenia
2022
3000 EUR
2021
10 253,98 EUR
Allocated funds
13 253,98 EUR
Project goal

To contribute to the development of a safe transport system in Armenia through the implementation of the EU-Armenia Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement (CEPA) on land and air safety.

Project results
  • Analysis of Armenian civil aviation legal documents and working situations prepared, 11 Armenian civil aviation specialists trained, and recommendations on civil aviation submitted.
  • 3 meetings in Armenia on the analysis of legal documents and working situations in the field of road transport safety organised, 5 Armenian road transport specialists trained, recommendations in the field of road transport safety submitted.
  • A final project event was organised (remotely) with all project participants to discuss the biennial activities and present final recommendations.
Implementing organization
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania/ Environmental Projects Management Agency (EPMA)
Safe transport system in Armenia (III)
Year
2024, 2023, 2022
Sector of assistance
Good governance
Project countries
Armenia
Allocated funds
59 850 EUR
Project goal

To continue assistance aimed at regulating the issues of the transport sector in Armenia in accordance with best Lithuanian practice, providing recommendations on the proper implementation of the objectives of the EU-Armenia CEPA and CAAA agreements, related to ensuring the safety of road, railway and air transport.

Implementing organization
Environmental Projects Management Agency (EPMA)
Financing source
Fund for the Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Aid
Strengthening the resistance to disinformation in the European Union's Eastern partnership countries, with a particular focus on independent media
Year
2024, 2023, 2022
Sector of assistance
Democracy and Civil Society, Media, Multilateral projects
Project countries
Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine
Allocated funds
88 607,69 EUR
Project goal

To strengthen resistance to disinformation and strategic communication capabilities, consolidating the dissemination of independent information in the EU's Eastern Partnership countries.

Implementing organization
UAB „Delfi“
Financing source
Fund for the Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Aid
Support for the introduction of a deposit system for glass and plastic containers
Year
2023, 2022
Sector of assistance
Environment and Climate Change
Project countries
Armenia
Allocated funds
44014,37 EUR
Project goal

To provide support for the development of a sustainable glass and plastic waste management system in Armenia.

Implementing organization
Lithuanian transport safety administration
Financing source
Fund for the Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Aid
Waste sorting and recycling initiative in Yerevan, Sevan and Vanadzor Botanical Gardens
Year
2022
Sector of assistance
Environment and Climate Change
Project countries
Armenia
Allocated funds
7 131,49 EUR
Project goal

To provide support to Armenian non-governmental organizations and public institutions in implementing environmental initiatives.

Project results
  • Modern waste sorting bins have been designed and installed in the botanical gardens of Yerevan (8), Vanadzor (1) and Sevan (1).
  • Litter picking and environmental clean-up campaigns and 2 educational games on litter sorting were organised in all the gardens (with the participation of schoolchildren, representatives of youth organisations, participants of volunteer programmes, environmental activists). The games are included in the visitor programmes of the botanical gardens.
Implementing organization
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania/ Embassy of Lithuania in Armenia/ NGO “Friends of Botanical Garden”
“Wastolution“
Year
2022
Sector of assistance
Environment and Climate Change
Project countries
Armenia
Allocated funds
10 000 EUR
Project goal

To provide support to Armenian non-governmental organizations and public institutions in implementing environmental initiatives.

Project results
  • A fully operational mini-recycling centre with paper recycling equipment has been set up at the Sarukhan Community School (Gegharkunik region).
  • Schoolchildren were trained to make new paper products from waste paper, which were presented at various fairs and events.
  • A visit of Armenian environmental experts to Lithuania was organised in cooperation with the NGO ECAT (https://ecat.lt/). After the visit to Lithuania, ISSD staff in Armenia organised meetings with local organisations and environmental activist groups, organised a "Green September" campaign based on the zero waste idea promoted by the project, and provided a month of virtual and live events for environmental activists.
Implementing organization
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania/Embassy of Lithuania in Armenia/ “Innovative Solutions for Sustainable Development of Communities (ISSD)“
2021
Deconstructing disinformation on CEPA
Year
2021
Sector of assistance
Media
Project countries
Armenia
Allocated funds
4 000 EUR
Project goal

The aim of the project is to increase the public discourse in the key areas targeted by CEPA through media campaign. The specific objective of the project is to promote the multipolar discussion on five key areas of partnership embedded in CEPA in Armenia through development of 4 thematic discussions. The thematic area includes, but is not limited with:

  1. Strengthened democracy and human rights: credible and transparent elections, fair trial, respect of human rights.
  2. More safety and security for citizens: improved nuclear safety.
  3. More safety and security for citizens: consumer protection.
  4. COVID-19: disinformation on vaccination and other issues.

Diplomatic Mission Project

Project results
  • Social network TV programmes on four themes prepared.
  • Strengthening democracy and protecting human rights - credible and transparent elections, respect for human rights.
  • More security for citizens - improved nuclear safety.
  • More security for citizens - consumer protection.
  • COVID-19 - disinformation on vaccination and other related issues
Implementing organization
Factor Information Centre (Armenia)
Development of a sustainable glass and plastic waste management system
Year
2021
Sector of assistance
Environment and Climate Change
Project countries
Armenia
Allocated funds
13 538,68 EUR
Project goal

The aim of the project is development of a sustainable glass and plastic waste management system.

 

Project results
  • A model for implementing a tare deposit system has been developed and the Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Armenia has received specific methodological proposals.
Implementing organization
Environmental Project Management Agency of the Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Lithuania (APVA)
Empowered Women as Agents for Change and Rural Development
Year
2021
Sector of assistance
Gender Equality and women empowerment
Project countries
Armenia
Allocated funds
6 620 EUR
Project goal

The overall goal of the Project is to empower the women from displaced families from NK and from the Debet community alike through capacity building training and development of their employability skills.

Diplomatic Mission Project

Project results
  • 24 women were trained in hair and nail care and provided with equipment.
  • 8 selected women received business start-up training.
  • The 2 winners of the project will manage a future beauty salon in the village of Debet (the installation of the beauty salon was financed by COAF funds).
Implementing organization
Children of Armenia“ Charitable Fund (COAF) (Armenia)
EU4 Youth Phase III Youth Employment and Entrepreneurship programme
Year
2024, 2023, 2022, 2021
Sector of assistance
Democracy and Civil Society, Education, Multilateral projects
Project countries
Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine
2023
180 000 EUR
2022
246 732,28 EUR
2021
113 267,72 EUR
Allocated funds
European Commission - 15,12 mln. EUR; LT co-financing – 720 000 Eur
Project goal

Encourage active engagement of youth in the labor markets and social economy of Eastern Partnership countries, contribute to promoting sustainable economic growth, social cohesion, and reducing societal inequality.

Implementing organization
Central Project Management Agency (CPMA)
Financing source
European Commission/ Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania
Media Literacy: Learning Together
Year
2021
Sector of assistance
Media
Project countries
Armenia
Allocated funds
7 000 EUR
Project goal

The project aims to promote democratic processes by strengthening critical thinking and media literacy, including the education of ordinary people in this field. This is a co-financing project with Germany.

Diplomatic Mission Project

Project results
  • A chapter on "Combating Disinformation" in a virtual media literacy course has been developed to equip people with the skills and tools they need to identify liars.
  • A campaign was launched to explain widely the misleading and false narratives found in the media and social communication.
Implementing organization
Media Initiative Center (Armenia)
Regional CSOs Against Disinformation
Year
2021
Sector of assistance
Media
Project countries
Armenia
Allocated funds
6 861,48 EUR
Project goal

The aim of the project is to promote the capacity development of CSOs in 10 regions of Armenia in the process of combatting disinformation and fact checking.

Diplomatic Mission Project

Project results
  • 20 representatives of civil society organisations from 10 regions of Armenia trained during the three-day training.
  • Participants gained knowledge on countering disinformation and fact-checking skills.
Implementing organization
Public Journalism Club (Armenia)
Safe Transport System in Armenia
Year
2022, 2021
Sector of assistance
Good governance
Project countries
Armenia
2022
3000 EUR
2021
10 253,98 EUR
Allocated funds
13 253,98 EUR
Project goal

To contribute to the development of a safe transport system in Armenia through the implementation of the EU-Armenia Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement (CEPA) on land and air safety.

Project results
  • Analysis of Armenian civil aviation legal documents and working situations prepared, 11 Armenian civil aviation specialists trained, and recommendations on civil aviation submitted.
  • 3 meetings in Armenia on the analysis of legal documents and working situations in the field of road transport safety organised, 5 Armenian road transport specialists trained, recommendations in the field of road transport safety submitted.
  • A final project event was organised (remotely) with all project participants to discuss the biennial activities and present final recommendations.
Implementing organization
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania/ Environmental Projects Management Agency (EPMA)
The High Quality Education for Rural Women
Year
2021
Sector of assistance
Gender Equality and women empowerment
Project countries
Armenia
Allocated funds
4 191,64 EUR
Project goal

The aim of the project is empowering rural women in Gegharkunik region providing them soft and hard skills. Target groups are displaced women from Nagorno Karabakh and domestic violence victims who live in rural areas in Martuni region, Gegharkunik province.

Diplomatic Mission Project

Project results
  • 20 women were trained in four different modules: business planning and initiation, English language, computer skills and sewing.
Implementing organization
Martuni Women‘s Community Council (Armenia)
Tree instead of Trash
Year
2021
Sector of assistance
Environment and Climate Change
Project countries
Armenia
Allocated funds
10 000 EUR
Project goal

The main goal of the project is to inspire Armenian local communities to take action for a clean and healthy environment through promoting responsible behavior in Armenia.

Diplomatic Mission Project

Project results
  • Litter picking and tree planting campaigns were organised in 7 communities, with a total of 300 bags of rubbish collected.
  • 2200 seedlings were planted and 800 were left for replanting if needed. Nearly 500 people participated in the actions, a large number of them were schoolchildren, thus the project's educational objective was effectively achieved.
Implementing organization
Armenian Society of Biologists
2020
Building the capacity of civil society in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Ukraine to protect and advance the rights of women through international litigation and advocacy
Year
2020
Sector of assistance
Gender Equality and women empowerment
Project countries
Armenia
Allocated funds
27 928,13 EUR
Project goal

Enhance the skills of civil society organizations in the target region to engage in international litigation and advocacy as part of a wider strategy to tackle systemic issues affecting women in their countries (e.g. sexual and gender based violence) through practical and tailored legal mentoring, legal clinics and training.

Project results
  • Two cases are identified and agreed with partners;
  • Advice provided on two legal cases;
  • Legal strategy developed in NG case against Georgia;
  • A roundtable on self-defence in domestic violence cases was held to identify strategic litigation issues and the need for expert assistance for partner lawyers;
  • New information on cases related to violence against women was collected.
Implementing organization
European Human Rights Advocacy Centre (Middlesex University, United Kingdom)
Building the capacity of civil society in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Ukraine to protect and advance the rights of women through international litigation and advocacy.
Year
2020
Sector of assistance
Democracy and Civil Society, Gender Equality and women empowerment, Multilateral projects
Project countries
Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Ukraine
Allocated funds
27 928,13 EUR
Project goal

To enhance the skills of civil society organizations in the target region to engage in international litigation and advocacy as part of a wider strategy to tackle systemic issues affecting women in their countries (e.g. sexual and gender based violence) through practical and tailored legal mentoring, legal clinics and training.

Regional project

Project results
  • Two cases are identified and agreed with partners;
  • Advice provided on two legal cases;
  • Legal strategy developed in NG case against Georgia;
  • A roundtable on self-defence in domestic violence cases was held to identify strategic litigation issues and the need for expert assistance for partner lawyers;
  • New information on cases related to violence against women was collected.
Implementing organization
European Human Rights Advocacy Centre (Middlesex University, United Kingdom)
Capacity Building in Rural Areas of Armenia
Year
2020
Sector of assistance
Gender Equality and women empowerment, Regional development and local authorities
Project countries
Armenia
Allocated funds
5600 EUR
Project goal

Diplomatic Mission project

Project results
  • 20 women from rural areas of Dilijan trained in the courses of basics for business, Google tools, foreign languages.
  • Gained skills in handicrafts (ceramics, jewelry, sewing).
  • Participated in networking activities in Giumri educational center for adults.
Implementing organization
Armine Hovhannisyan (Dilijan Community Center)
Economic and Social development and Support for Education in Armenian Rural Areas – Support for Distance Learning
Year
2020
Sector of assistance
Regional development and local authorities
Project countries
Armenia
Allocated funds
4000 EUR
Project goal

Diplomatic Mission project

Project results
  • 16 children from the most vulnerable families were provided tablet mobile devices in order to have access to and facilitate distance learning during COVID-19 pandemic.
Implementing organization
World Vision Armenia (Armenia)
Podcast „Guest Politician“
Year
2020
Sector of assistance
Democracy and Civil Society
Project countries
Armenia
Allocated funds
3316 EUR
Project goal

Diplomatic Mission project

Project results
  • Four podcasts released to inform Armenian society about EU-Armenia Partnership Agreement CEPA and progress of reforms implementation. Topics of podcasts: police reform, CEPA implementation, urban development, media reform.
  • A live stream discussion on disinformation during COVID-19 pandemics organized.
Implementing organization
Political dialogue (Armenia)
Promoting Green Environment: Recycling Plastic Waste in Alaverdi, Armenia
Year
2020
Sector of assistance
Environment and Climate Change
Project countries
Armenia
Allocated funds
3674,15 EUR
Project goal

Diplomatic Mission project

Project results
  • 64 teachers trained in environment educational program to assure educational teaching for students in Alaverdi.
  • 550 publications (leaflets, posters, booklets) about recycling and its importance published and distributed in Alaverdi communities.
Implementing organization
Urban Sustainable Development Fund (Armenia)
Recycle!
Year
2020
Sector of assistance
Environment and Climate Change
Project countries
Armenia
Allocated funds
7 000 EUR
Project goal

Diplomatic Mission project

Project results
  • 150 plastic and paper recycling bins were placed in every school of Armavir and 5 surrounding villages (14 schools in total).
  • Waste pick-up arranged.
  • Students and communities of participating schools got training on the importance of recycling.
Implementing organization
Innovative Sustainable Development Solutions for Communities (Armenia)
Safe Transportation System in Armenia
Year
2020
Sector of assistance
Good governance
Project countries
Armenia
Allocated funds
888,15 EUR
Project goal

Provide recommendations to Armenia‘ transport institutions on proper implementation of the tasks identified in the CEPA Agreement between the EU and Armenia related to safety, efficiency and interoperability of road and railway transport system.

Implementing organization
Environmental Projects Management Agency (EPMA)
Strengthening the Resilience of Armenian Civil Society to Disinformation
Year
2020
Sector of assistance
Democracy and Civil Society
Project countries
Armenia
Allocated funds
2800 EUR
Project goal

Diplomatic Mission project

Project results
  • Unique Lithuanian experience of fighting disinformation shared with representatives’ of Armenian civil society.
  • Models of Freedom TV, White Gloves and Dubunk.eu presented to journalists and journalism students within Mixed Media Factory program in Yerevan (Mixed Media Factory is funded from US State Department program). 
2019
Honey Marketing and Branding for Economic Empowerment in Rural Sisian
Year
2019
Sector of assistance
Regional development and local authorities
Project countries
Armenia
Allocated funds
5 500 EUR
Project goal

The aim of the project is to encourage economic activity of the region of Sisian; to increase the employment rate of the rural population.

Embassy project

Project results
  • Bee farmers in the Sisian region have acquired knowledge and skills in marketing, packaging and branding.
  • The equipment for honey storage, transportation and laboratory has been purchased.
  • The bee farmers together with marketing expert created the Sisian region's honey brand “BusyBizzy”.
  • Sales of honey under the new regional brand have been expanded to other regions of Armenia.
Implementing organization
Sisian Development Initiatives NGO's
Inclusive summer Camp 2019
Year
2019
Sector of assistance
Democracy and Civil Society
Project countries
Armenia
Allocated funds
6 500 EUR
Project goal

The aim of the project is to promote social activity and social integration of Armenian youth with disabilities and children from socially vulnerable families.

Embassy project

Project results
  • A 2-week summer camp was organized (100 children, 55 youth with disabilities and 45 children from socially vulnerable families) where children were introduced to human rights issues and gained knowledge about healthy lifestyle and environmental protection.
  • Children have become more self-reliant and encouraged to engage in active, healthy and civic life.
Keeping Our Children Safe on Roads in Rural Communities
Year
2019
Sector of assistance
Democracy and Civil Society
Project countries
Armenia
Allocated funds
3 981,41 EUR
Project goal

The aim of the project is to raise awareness of Armenian civil society about road safety.

Embassy project

Project results
  • Traffic safety seminars have been conducted in five Armenian regions (Ararat, Shirak, Tavush, Kotayk and Gegharkunik).  400 children participated in the training and received products with reflective segments.
  • About 2800 booklets promoting the use of reflective elements have been printed and distributed. A road safety campaign was organized by sharing reflectors and showing a movie about road safety.
Implementing organization
"Martuni Women's Community Council" NGO
Twinning project: Enhancing Civil Protection in Armenia
Year
2019
Sector of assistance
EU Twining Programme, Good governance
Project countries
Armenia
Allocated funds
1 000 000 EUR (EU budget funds)
Project goal

To strengthen disaster risk management capacities through enhancing and building a comprehensive civil protection system.

Project duration: 21 months + 3 months

More information about the project in Delegation of EU to Armenia press release.

Implementing organization
Sweden - leader, Lithuania (The Fire and Rescue Department, CPMA) - junior partner
2018
Empowering Women Through Startups
Year
2018
Sector of assistance
Gender Equality and women empowerment
Project countries
Armenia
Allocated funds
5 936,19 EUR
Project goal

Embassy project

Implementing organization
New Technology Education Fund Charity Foundation
Improving Pedestrian Roadside Safety in Armenia
Year
2018
Sector of assistance
Regional development and local authorities
Project countries
Armenia
Allocated funds
6 079 EUR
Project goal

Embassy project

Implementing organization
Martuni Women’s Community Council NGO
2017
Inclusive Summer Camp 2017
Year
2017
Sector of assistance
Democracy and Civil Society
Project countries
Armenia
Allocated funds
2 924 EUR
Project goal

Embassy project

Implementing organization
NGO Full Life
Our Lady of Armenia Summer Camp Project
Year
2017
Sector of assistance
Democracy and Civil Society
Project countries
Armenia
Allocated funds
3 012 EUR
Project goal

Embassy project

Implementing organization
Order of the Armenian Sisters of the Immaculate Conception Our Lady of Armenia Convent
Promoting Citizen Safety on Rural Roads
Year
2017
Sector of assistance
Democracy and Civil Society
Project countries
Armenia
Allocated funds
9 000 EUR
Project goal

Embassy project

Implementing organization
Martuni Women’s Community Council
2016
Better opportunities for reintegration of women ex-prisoners
Year
2016
Sector of assistance
Gender Equality and women empowerment
Project countries
Armenia
Allocated funds
5.000 EUR (2.000 EUR financed by the Institute)
Implementing organization
NGO “Civil Society Institute”
Conference "Research digital story: media conference against corruption"
Year
2016
Sector of assistance
Media
Project countries
Armenia
Allocated funds
10.000 EUR
Implementing organization
NGO „Media Initiatives Center“
Equal access on the roads
Year
2016
Sector of assistance
Democracy and Civil Society
Project countries
Armenia
Allocated funds
5.000 EUR (2.500 EUR financed by the studio “Bars Media”)
Implementing organization
NGO “Bars Media”
2015
Helping hands
Year
2015
Sector of assistance
Democracy and Civil Society, Gender Equality and women empowerment
Project countries
Armenia
Allocated funds
N/A
Implementing organization
NGO "Armenian Red Cross Society"
Inclusive Summer Camp
Year
2015
Sector of assistance
Democracy and Civil Society
Project countries
Armenia
Allocated funds
N/A
2014
Inclusive Summer Camp
Year
2014
Sector of assistance
Democracy and Civil Society
Project countries
Armenia
Allocated funds
N/A
Implementing organization
NGO “Full life”
Saved Lives
Year
2014
Sector of assistance
Democracy and Civil Society
Project countries
Armenia
Allocated funds
N/A
Implementing organization
NGO „Partnership and Teaching“
2011
Twinning project: Strengthening the capacity of the Market and Consumer Rights Protection Inspectorate and aligning it with EU standards in Armenia
Year
2011
Sector of assistance
EU Twining Programme, Good governance
Project countries
Armenia
Allocated funds
1 000 000 EUR (EU budget funds)
Project goal

Market surveillance and consumer protection infrastructure strengthened in terms of legislation, human resources and general awareness to meet challenges of the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area.

Project duration: 24 months.

More information about the project in press article (in Lithuanian).

 

Implementing organization
United Kingdom - leader, Lithuania (State Consumer Rights Protection Authority) - junior partner
Twinning project: Support to the State Revenue Service of Armenia in the field of control of customs procedures based on the best practices of EU member states
Year
2011
Sector of assistance
EU Twining Programme, Good governance
Project countries
Armenia
Allocated funds
999 990.94 EUR (EU budget funds)
Project goal

To support the State Revenue Committee (SRC) to strengthen the Armenian customs by developing modern customs control procedures and enforcement according to the best practices of EU Member States.

Project duration: 24 months.

More information about the project in Delegation of EU to Armenia press release.

Implementing organization
Lithuania (Customs Department under the Ministry of Finance, CPMA) - leader, Finland - junior partner
2010
Twinning project: Strengthening Competition Implementation and State Aid Legislation in Armenia
Year
2010
Sector of assistance
EU Twining Programme, Good governance
Project countries
Armenia
Allocated funds
1 100 000 EUR (EU budget funds)
Project goal

To contribute to the promotion of the competitiveness of the Armenian economy and to the development of a fully functioning market economy in Armenia, to the advantage of consumers and society as a whole. The development of competitive markets, free from competition-distorting state aid and from anti-competitive business practices, will contribute to the delivery of goods and services at affordable prices and of high quality.

Project duration: 26 months.

More information about the project in Competition Council press release (in Lithuanian).

Implementing organization
Germany - leader, Lithuania (Competition Council) - junior partner
2008
Administrative Capacity Building in  the Area of Standardization in Order to Implement the European Neighbourhood Policy Action Plan (Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan)
Year
2008
Sector of assistance
Good governance
Project countries
Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia
Allocated funds
N/A
Analysis of Azerbaijani health care facilities needs
Year
2008
Sector of assistance
Regional development and local authorities
Project countries
Armenia
Allocated funds
N/A
Implementing organization
Public entity  "MSAT office”
Human Rights and European Integration School
Year
2008
Sector of assistance
Good governance
Project countries
Armenia
Allocated funds
N/A
Implementing organization
Center for Public Policy Strategies in Lithuania and the Analytical Centre for Globalization and Regional Cooperation (ACGRC, Armenia)
The capacity building of Armenian Child Rights Center of the Public Defender Office (PDO) to be fully operational institution to deal with the protection of the children’s rights effectively
Year
2008
Sector of assistance
Regional development and local authorities
Project countries
Armenia
Allocated funds
N/A
Implementing organization
Children’s right ombudsmen institution
The identification of the main trends of improvement of the medical support for mother and child in Turkmenistan
Year
2008
Sector of assistance
Regional development and local authorities
Project countries
Armenia
Allocated funds
N/A
Implementing organization
Dr. Arunas Liubšys, head of the newborn intensive care department of Vilnius University Children's Hospital
The role of the media in the election campaign: training for the Armenian, Azerbaijani and Georgian journalists
Year
2008
Sector of assistance
Good governance
Project countries
Armenia
Allocated funds
N/A
Implementing organization
Communication school Ltd.
2007
Creation of Innovative Social Technologies in the Non- Governmental Sector of Armenia
Year
2007
Sector of assistance
Democracy and Civil Society
Project countries
Armenia
Allocated funds
N/A
Implementing organization
Visaginas Community Foundation (VBF)
Development Cooperation with Armenia

Armenia is one of the priority countries on Lithuania’s development cooperation agenda. It is one of the countries of the EU’s Eastern Partnership, which Lithuania consistently supports in implementing the provisions of the European Union-Armenia Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement (CEPA) in pursuit of greater reforms in the country.

As a democratic state, which relatively recently underwent the implementation of democratization reforms, Lithuania actively shares the accumulated experience in European integration and other areas, and jointly implements development cooperation projects.

The strategic objectives of Lithuania's development cooperation policy have been determined based on the needs of Armenia, the Programme of the Government of the Republic of Lithuania, and the priorities of the EU Eastern Partnership Policy.

Sectoral priorities of the development cooperation strategy in Armenia for 2022-2025:

1/ to strengthen the administrative and institutional capacities of Armenia in the implementation of reforms related to the EU-Armenia Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement (CEPA), to transfer the experience of public sector reforms;

2/ to support the democratic transformation and strengthen society's resistance to misinformation by emphasizing social aspects and resilience to crisis;

3/ to contribute to the development of gender equality.

Aid for Armenia

Lithuania has been implementing development cooperation projects in Armenia since 2006.

In 2006-2020, 29 projects were implemented in Armenia, for which 251 thousand euros were allocated from the Development Cooperation and Democracy Promotion Programme. The aid was given to contribute to traffic safety, environmental protection, the fight against disinformation, and economic and social development of rural areas, especially the promotion of women's employment and entrepreneurship.

In 2021, 8 bilateral projects were implemented in Armenia in the fields of environmental protection (waste sorting), transport safety, strengthening resistance to disinformation, and development of economic and social activity in rural areas, for which 62,4 thousand euros were allocated.

In 2022, 8 bilateral projects were implemented in Armenia in the fields of environmental protection, transport safety, strengthening resistance to disinformation, private sector and entrepreneurship development, for which 112 673 thousand euros were allocated.

Humanitarian Aid

Humanitarian Aid (Development Cooperation and Democracy Promotion Programme)

Year

Litas

Euro

Total:

619 195,64

Humanitarian aid to the Republic of Armenia to receive refugees from Nagorno-Karabakh (the Government Reserve Fund, Government of the Republic of Lithuania)

2023

-

350 000

Republic of Armenia, Georgia, Republic of Moldova, Ukraine, humanitarian aid to combat COVID-19 (the Government Reserve Fund, Government of the Republic of Lithuania)

2020

-

100 000

Ministry of National Defense of the Republic of Lithuania, humanitarian aid to combat COVID-19 to Republic of Armenia, Georgia, Republic of Moldova, Ukraine

2020

-

19 232,59

Republic of Armenia, humanitarian aid to combat COVID-19 (the Government Reserve Fund, Government of the Republic of Lithuania)

2020

-

86 048

Ministry of Health of the Republic of Lithuania, humanitarian aid in medical supplies to Republic of Armenia to combat COVID-19

2020

-

56 965,05

Ministry of National Defense of the Republic of Lithuania, humanitarian aid to combat COVID-19 to Republic of Armenia

2020

-

6 950

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