The EU NEIGHBOURS east project, in collaboration with ACT LLC, carries out opinion polls in the EU's six Eastern partner countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Republic of Moldova and Ukraine) on an annual basis.
According to the 2017 survey:
- Pro-EU sentiments are rising in Armenia; 48% of Armenians have a positive image of the EU, up from 44% in 2016. The number of persons with negative opinions of the EU has shrunk to just 5%.
- More than three-quarters of Armenians (76%) feel relations with the European Union are good - well ahead of the regional average (61%).
- 65% of people in Armenia trust the EU, compared to the United Nations (56%), the Eurasian Economic Union (50%) and NATO (35%).
- Two thirds of Armenians (65%) are aware of the EU’s financial support to the country, and an increasing number feel that EU support is effective (67% - up from 62% in 2016, and compared to a regional average of 53%).
The purpose of the annual surveys is to investigate and understand better the opinion and the level of awareness that the citizens of the EU's Eastern Partner countries have about the European Union and the EU cooperation with their country. They cover the following broad topics:
- General perceptions about the EU
- Values associated with the EU
- Assessment of EU relations with the home country
- Awareness of financial support provided by the EU and assessment of its effectiveness
- Sources of information
- Country evaluation and future expectation
The Eastern Partnership regional overview report and factsheets are available here.
To find out more about EU-Armenia cooperation, please go here.