Armine Abramyan: 'To develop science in Armenia, it has to serve the industry'

Armine Abramyan: 'To develop science in Armenia, it has to serve the industry'

07 March 2019
Armine Abramyan, an agronomist, environmental specialist, and doctor of biological sciences, who heads the recently created International Research Program Coordinating Unit at the Armenian National Agrarian University, is trying to increase the capacity of the university's research centres while…
Irina Fusu, dentist and entrepreneur who wants to digitize curing process in Moldova and educate her patients about dental ethics

Irina Fusu, dentist and entrepreneur who wants to digitize curing process in Moldova and educate her patients about dental ethics

04 March 2019
At just 31 years old, dentist Irina Fusu is in the final sprint to open her own dental clinic, a business designed together with her husband, who is also a dentist.
Liza Grigoryan - a judge who often deals with domestic violence cases in Armenia

Liza Grigoryan - a judge who often deals with domestic violence cases in Armenia

04 March 2019
Liza Grigoryan, the judge of the Yerevan Court of General Jurisdiction, has repeatedly come across cases of domestic violence.
Nadejda Chetraru: the woman who is helping improve Moldova’s disaster risk management

Nadejda Chetraru: the woman who is helping improve Moldova’s disaster risk management

28 February 2019
Nadejda Chetraru’s entire career since university has been linked to the Republic of Moldova's General Inspectorate of Emergency Situations.
“When she was born, nobody explained anything”. How mobile teams help families that have members with special needs in Moldova

“When she was born, nobody explained anything”. How mobile teams help families that have members with special needs in Moldova

03 December 2018
A little over a year ago, a new social service called “on wheels” appeared in the Republic of Moldova. The idea behind the service is that mobile teams consisting of psychologists, kinetotherapists and social workers visit families that have members with special needs and help them to solve their…
Armenian Gyumri becomes inclusive thanks to EU support: the perspectives of the new bakery and coffee shop for people with disabilities

Armenian Gyumri becomes inclusive thanks to EU support: the prospects for the new bakery and coffee shop for people with disabilities

29 November 2018
On 10 December 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This year, the Declaration celebrates its 70th anniversary. Among the fundamental rights claimed in the Declaration is the right to work. 
How the EU is helping Moldovan women to change their country

How the EU is helping Moldovan women to change their country

06 March 2018
From working on soil protection or conducting civil society development training, to helping institutions become more publically visible or implementing a dream project in their home country… This article presents the stories of five women from the Republic of Moldova who were inspired, empowered,…
EU boosts Armenian communities by opening doors for women

EU boosts Armenian communities by opening doors for women

04 March 2018
Gender inequality and stereotypes can make Armenian women reluctant to take part in new initiatives. Many are afraid that they will not get support from society and their families, and so they do not maximise their full potential. Thanks to the programmes and support offered by the European Union (…
How is the lady with the umbrella doing or how did the living sculptures/statues from the Botanical Garden “fall asleep”

How is the lady with the umbrella doing or how did the living sculptures/statues from the Botanical Garden “fall asleep”

02 October 2017
Do you still remember her? The lady with the umbrella. Right next to the piano player. Both of them were standing close to the scurry of mischievous squirrels.