Results of EU-funded project on social rights of persons with disabilities in Armenia were presented at
international conference in Yerevan
Within the EU-funded project the Armenian Association for the Disabled "Pyunic" and the Advocacy
Centre on Council of Europe Standards (France) held a concluding conference. The event took
place on 19 September 2018, at Best Western Hotel Yerevan. The conference presented the key
results achieved and products developed by the project and charted a course forward for furthering
work on protecting and promoting the rights of Armenians with disabilities.
The Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights Dunja Mijatović took part at the opening session of
the conference and addressed the participants with a keynote speech.
Other keynote speakers were Ms Mane Tandilyan, Minister of Labor and Social Issues, Mr Arman Tatoyan,
Human Rights Defender of the Republic of Armenia, H.E. Mr Piotr Antoni Świtalski, Ambassador, Head of
the European Union Delegation to the Republic of Armenia, and Ms Loreta Vioiu, Deputy Head of the CoE
Office in Yerevan.
Certificates were awarded to 60 Armenian lawyers and NGO workers that have successfully completed the
online course on the rights of persons with disabilities. The course was developed by the project and was
placed on the CoE Human Rights Education Programme for Legal Professionals' (HELP) platform at the
following link: http://help.elearning.ext.coe.int/ .
“With new laws being adopted on the rights of persons with disabilities in Armenia, it was the right
time to conduct this online training. We all need to have better understanding of relevant national
and international laws to be able to use the opportunities that these laws offer us”, says Sipan
Asatryan, a HELP course participant.
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