On 30 January, the EU-funded YES Armenia programme officially concluded its work.
Launched in December 2017, the programme offered 21 young professionals a unique opportunity and challenge to work in different ministries and government agencies to deliver tangible results.
For 12 months, they developed and implemented 21 priority projects central to government reforms and EU priorities. The projects that the young experts developed and implemented in the past year included the revision of school governance models, the introduction of agricultural insurance, pilots of distance learning and e-resources for public schools, the improvement of data collection around tourism and the enhancement of public-private partnerships.
Almost half of the selected experts were from the Armenian Diaspora, who brought their skills and expertise.
“For the EU this was an experiment,” said the Head of the EU Delegation to Armenia, Ambassador Piotr Świtalski. “We are very proud to have been associated to this initiative and to be able to engage Armenia’s young generation more closely inside Armenia’s public institutions.”
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