Armenia, officially the Republic of Armenia, is a country in the South Caucasus region of Eurasia. Located at the crossroads of Western Asia and Eastern Europe, it is bordered by Turkey to the West, Georgia to the North, the Nagorno-Karabakh region and Azerbaijan to the East, and Iran to the South. The capital of the country is Yerevan.

Armenia is a unitary, multi-party state, founding member of the Commonwealth of Independent States, member of the United Nations since 1992, member of the Council of Europe since 2001 and also of other international organisations.

In what regards democratic principles, political and civil rights, Armenia is still characterized in 2016 as “Partly Free” by Freedom House – 2016 Freedom in the World Index, because of the problems related to political and civil rights. Despite this fact, Armenian civil society continues to be vocal, especially in the advocacy dimension, striving for increased transparency and government accountability. According to the 2015 Civil Society Sustainability Index published by USAID, Armenian CSOs are actively initiating and engaging in policy dialogue, as there is a growing culture of civic activism.


The following CSOs from Armenia participated at the Black Sea NGO Forum:

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