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2018 Transparency Tour: Discussions and Itinerary*

Day 1- Thursday, December 6
  • Meet and Greet plus Kick-off Dinner with Keynote Speaker

Day 2- Friday, December 7
  • How we got here: Factors and forces that reshaped Armenia's political life since the Transparency Tour and the Parliamentary Election of April 2017

  • Lunch with Table-Led Discussion- From activism to governing, what happens to civil society now?

  • Prospects for a Loyal Opposition in a post-revolution environment 

  • 30th Anniversary Commemoration of Earthquake Events 

  • Gourmet Armenia: Dinner and Discussion with citizen activists (conservatory musicians who led processions, new mothers with strollers, youth activists walking out of school etc.)


Day 3- Saturday, December 8
  • Training with In-Country Observer Initiative

  • Free Afternoon/Evening: Visit a Gallery, Museum, Shop or Rest for the Big Day

  • Optional pre-election day check in at precincts

Day 4- Sunday, December 9
  • Election Day Monitoring 

Day 5- Monday, December 10
  • Free Morning and Early Afternoon

  • Post-election gathering with other observers or public

  • Wine Tasting with long-time NGO leaders in democracy reform and advocacy

Day 6, Tuesday, December 11
  • Workshop with Yerevan City Hall members on Creating Accountable Governance

  • Lunch with Democracy Builders: Journalists, Civil Society and Human Rights Activists

  • Discussion- Building a Fourth Estate: Developing an Independent Media as a Democratic Pillar 

  • Farewell Dinner and The Diaspora-Armenian Reset: A new relationship based on past lessons learned. 


*Itinerary details may be subject to change.

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