TWINNING PROJECT

Strengthening the capacity of the National Assembly of Armenia to further support CEPA oversight and implementation

Author: eljefe

First Mission of Component 1

First Mission of Component 1 on “Enhancing Institutional Structures, Systems and Tools for Efficient Work of the National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia”
19 – 21 April 2021

On 19-21 April, 2021 the first mission of Component 1 on “Enhancing institutional structures, systems and tools for efficient work of the National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia” was successfully carried out via teleconference.

At the begining of the mission, Mr. Vasilios Bayiokos, Special Secretary to the President of the Hellenic Parliament, welcomed all parties and stressed the importance the Hellenic Parliament places to the successful implementation of the Project and the commitment of the Parliament to the fruitful cooperation with the Twinning partners.The aim of the mission was to present the national institutions, namely the Hellenic Parliament, the Italian Parliament and the National Assembly of Armenia, with a special emphasis on the administrative structure and parliamentary committees, human resources and training, parliamentary control function as well as the Scientific and Research Services.

The first day of the mission begun with the presentations on the administrative structure of the respective parliaments introduced by Mr. Georgios Angelopoulos, General Director of the General Directorate for Electronic Governance, Library and Publications of the Hellenic Parliament, Ms. Cristina De Cesare, Head of the Constitutional Affairs Unit of the Research Depart of the Italian Chamber of Deputies, and Ms. Karine Iskandaryan from the Standing Committee on European Integration of the National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia, followed by the presentations on parliamentary committees from Mr. Timotheos Tsiropoulos, Head of Division B’ of the Directorate for Special Permanent Committee of the Hellenic Parliament and Mr. Massimiliano Eleonori, Officer of the Foreign Affairs and European Affairs Committee of the Italian Chamber of Deputies.

The second day was marked by the introduction of the Directorate of Human Resources and Training of the Hellenic Parliament and Crisis Management during COVID-19 with presentations from Mr. Athanassios Pallikaris, Director of Human Resources and Training, Ms. Pinelopi Leventaki, Ms. Dimitra Georganta and Ms. Georgia Chatzopoulou from the Directorate of Human Resources and Training. Following a short break, Ms. Anna Chiara Sorrentino and Ms. Chiara Di Seri, Officers of the Human Resources Department of the Italian Senate of the Republic, introduced the Staff General Organization and Training at the Italian Parliament. Human Resources Management and the Budget Office of the National Assembly of Armenia were elaborated by Mr. Mher Aloyan, Leading Specialist of the Human Resources Management Department and Mr. Gagik Barseghyan, Coordinating Expert at the Budget Office taking the floor respectively. They were followed by Mr. Nektarios Kyriakou and Mr. Nikolaos Papadopoulos from the European Programs Implementation Service of the Hellenic Parliament who presented the best practices of parliamentary data protection and introduced the proposed methodology on strategic planning.

The meetings of the third day included the presentation of the Scientific Service of the Hellenic Parliament by Mr. Alexandros Koutsogiannis, Research Fellow at the Scientific Council, and the introduction to the parliamentary control function of the Hellenic Parliament by Mr. Andreas Koskinidis, Head of the Department for Questions and Applications to Submit Documents. Afterwards, Mr. Giovanni Rizzoni, Head of the Research Department and of the International Relations Department of the Italian Chamber of Deputies, presented the Research Service and highlighted the parliamentary control function of the Italian Parliament. The last presentation of the day was devoted to the introduction of the Research Services at the National Assembly of Armenia and was presented by Ms. Arusyak Kananyan, Head of Legislative Monitoring and Information Division. An interesting Q&A and discussion session followed.

The 3-day productive mission was successfully moderated by Dr. Vasilios Svolopoulos (Deputy Project Leader and CL1), Technical Advisor and Head of the European Programs Innovation Unit of the Hellenic Parliament.

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