From 14 to 25 November 2005 study visit was held for 10 representatives of Armenian government (self-government of Goris, President of Armenia Republic Bureau, self-government of quarter of Yerevan - Davidashen ), NGOs (CRD/TI Armenia, “HENK” Association, National Anti-corruption resurce center, Teacher’s Union of Goris, Information Technologies Development and Training Center) and journalists (on-line bulletin “HETQ”, “Investigative Journalists” Association, newspaper “Yerevan 7 days”). Their stay was financed by British embassies in Warsaw and Yerevan through the mediation of British Foreign and Commonwealth Office, within the framework of Global Opportunities Fund, Re-Uniting Europe Programme.
During their stay in Poland members of the „No Corruption. Civic control of local authorities” project met with representatives of Polish government, media and NGOs, which are connected with anti-corruption activity:
Governmental and self-governmental organizations: Senate (meeting with Mr. Bogdan Borusewicz, Marshal of Senate), Seym (lecture at “Resistance of coruption – law and practice” by deputy Ms. Julia Pitera, ex-president of Transparency International Poland), Ombudsman for Civil Rights Protection, Chief Administrative Court of Justise, Chief Board of Supervision, Chief of Public Orders, , Regional Board of Account, Revision Commision of Warsaw Council, self-governments Sulejówek City and Ochota District Council, Warsaw, State Election Commission).
NGOs: Stefan Batory Foundation (Program Against Corruption), Center of Civic Education (“Youth against corruption”), Union of Citizens Advice Bureaux, Development of Local Democracy Foundation (lecture at “Self-government in Poland” by professor Jerzy Regulski).
Media: lecture at self-governmental journalism by Mr. Jan Fusiecki from “Gazeta Wyborcza”, lecture at investigation journalism by Mr. Bertold Kittel from “Rzeczpospolita”, presentation of campaign “Transparent Poland” by Mr. Michał Sołtysiak from “Gazeta Wyborcza”, meeting about role of local media (weekly newspaper “Pasmo” from Ursynów, Warsaw).
Additionaly, Armenians took part in conference “Universities against corruption”, organized by Center of Civic Education, “Program Against Corruption” by Stefan Batory Foundation and Collegium Civitas.
During their stay in Warsaw members met Ambassador of Armenia Republic in Poland – Mr. Ashot Hovakimian and Vice Ambassador of Great Britain in Poland – Mr. Patric Davis.
During stay in Poland, members attended lecture at “Armenian Democracy – reality or myth” by Ms. Amalia Kostanyan (CRD/TI Armenia President).