AM - DE - EN - FR - IT

Welcome to European Friends of Armenia

Thank you for your interest in European-Armenian relations. Whether you are an Armenian friend of Europe or a European friend of Armenia, our organisation and this website want to help build closer connections. Armenia features higher on the European agenda than ever, but the EU and Armenia must work hard to make projects like the Eastern Partnership become a noticeable success.
Read more

  • Friday 18 April 2014

    EuFoA Event in Yerevan: "The Future of EU-Armenia Relations: What’s next?"

    On 18 April 2014, the European Friends of Armenia (EuFoA), supported by the Wilfied Martens Centre for European Studies (WM CES), hosted an event at the Yerevan State University (Yerevan, Armenia) on "The Future of EU-Armenia Relations: What's next?". This event was the occasion for EuFoA to present its recently published short-paper "EU-Armenia relations: future developments and prospects" in order to trigger a discussion on this subject with Armenian civil society, think tanks, and local officials.
  • Wednesday 12 March 2014

    Promising prospects for Armenia and other EaP countries, EP report confirms

    Today, on Wednesday, 12 March, Pawel Kowal's report on assessing and setting priorities for EU relations with the Eastern Partnership countries was adopted by 87% of MEPs present. The European Parliament (EP) calls on the EU to promptly implement policies that will also have a positive effect on Armenia in areas such as mobility, energy and transport, as well as civil society.
  • Monday 17 February 2014

    Historic opportunity for Nagorno Karabakh leaders present at European Free Alliance General Assembly

    Mr Ashot Ghulyan, in his capacity of President of the Democratic party of Nagorno Karabakh, attended the annual European Free Alliance General Assembly, which took place in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, on 14 and 15 February 2014. President Ghulyan explained how the right to self-determination was peacefully put into practice in Nagorno Karabakh in line with international law and the applicable framework back in 1991.

  • Wednesday 12 February 2014

    EuFoA-supported CES event on “The Future of EU-Armenia Relations: What's next?”

    On 12 February 2014, the Centre for European Studies (CES), supported by EuFoA, hosted a lunch debate "The Future of the EU-Armenia Relations: what's next?"

Latest Publications

  • Wednesday 19 March 2014

    Collection of war threat statements by Azerbaijani officials

    Azerbaijani officials, mainly President Ilham Aliyev, are recently increasing their war rhetoric with regard to Nagorno-Karabakh, frequently threatening to take the region back by force. The document linked below is a collection of their most recent statements. The articles are organised in a chronological way, with the first one being the most recent.


    Click here to download the document.

  • Thursday 06 March 2014

    EU-Armenia relations: future developments and prospects

    EuFoA's latest paper on EU-Armenia relations with a special focus on future developments. A draft version of the document has been discussed during an EuFoA-supported Centre of European Studies event "The Future of EU-Armenia relations: what's next?" on 12 February. EuFoA's Director Eduardo Lorenzo Ochoa was one of the keynote speakers alongside MEP Frank Engel (Member of the Europe-Armenia Advisory Council) and Gunnar Wiegand (Director for Russia, Eastern Neighbourhood, Central Asia and OSCE, EEAS).

  • Tuesday 04 March 2014

    The reopening of the Stepanakert airport (Nagorno-Karabakh): In the crosshair of Azerbaijan

    A short paper on the NK airport written by an independent scholar and PhD candidate Christian Kolter, who has spent one year in Stepanakert (Nagorno-Karabakh) thanks to the EuFoA-funded Karabakh Research Fellowship.

  • Saturday 09 February 2013

    Poll: Armenia on the Eve of Presidential Elections

    The results of the TNS opinion survey "Poll: Armenia on the Eve of Presidential Elections" describing the voting preferences and motivations of the Armenian voters, but also their views on the on-going campaigns of the various candidates. For this TNS opinion poll, implemented together with their local partner IPSC, 1 609 face-to-face interviews were conducted in all 10 regions (marzes) and 12 communities of Yerevan between 31 January and 5 February 2013, using the highest possible standards and extensive quality control measures, as outlined below. The poll was commissioned by European Friends of Armenia in order to contribute to a factual debate ahead of the elections.

    Հայերեն լեզվով կարդալու համար խնդրում ենք սեղմել այստեղ:

     

    Please click here to download the methodological report.

  • Friday 25 January 2013

    Poll: A Snapshot ahead of Armenia’s Presidential Elections

    A TNS opinion survey which describes the moods, voting preferences and motivations of the Armenian voters just before the beginning of the official electoral campaign period. For this TNS opinion poll, implemented together with their local partner IPSC, 1,607 face-to-face interviews were conducted in all 10 regions (marzes) and 12 communities of Yerevan between 15 and 20 January 2013, using the highest possible standards and extensive quality control measures, as outlined below. The poll was commissioned by European Friends of Armenia in order to contribute to a factual debate ahead of the elections.

    Հայերեն լեզվով կարդալու համար խնդրում ենք սեղմել այստեղ:

     

    Please click here to download the methodological report.

  • Tuesday 16 October 2012

    Full Report of the Electoral Observation Mission of the Nagorno-Karabakh Presidential Elections

    On 19 July 2012, Presidential Elections took place in Nagorno-Karabakh (NK), and a group of eight set up by ourselves was among the large number of international observers. Please find below the full report of our Observation Mission. It is based on the interim report which we published the day after the elections.
    Please click here to download the document.
  • Friday 20 July 2012

    Interim conclusion of the Electoral Observation Mission of the Nagorno-Karabakh Presidential Elections

    On 19 July 2012, Presidential Elections took place Nagorno-Karabakh (NK). While the NK Republic is internationally not recognised, European Friends of Armenia strongly welcomes the wish of the de-facto authorities to organise local self-government based on democratic principles. This wish has been underlined by inviting a large number of international observers, including a group of eight set up by ourselves.
  • Monday 18 June 2012

    Armenia 2012: An Introduction to the political party landscape

    A guide on the Armenian political parties, providing on roughly 1.5 pages per party the key facts about their alliances, poll and election data, history, leadership, political ideologies, foreign relations and European aspirations. This is an updated version of the paper that includes the results of the May 2012 elections.
  • Saturday 28 April 2012

    Poll: Last Assessment of Pre-Electoral Armenia

    The results of the poll titled Last Assessment of Pre-Electoral Armenia. This TNS opinion supervised poll with an error margin of ±2,4% was subject to extensive quality controls and conducted by IPSC and EuFoA. The fieldwork with 1600 face-to-face interviews in all regions (marzes) of Armenia took place between 17 and 22 April 2012.



  • Thursday 22 March 2012

    Poll: A Snapshot of Pre-Electoral Armenia

    The results of EuFoA poll titled "Poll: A Snapshot of Pre-Electoral Armenia". The poll was conducted by Institute for Political and Sociological Consulting (IPSC) and EuFoA, with international polling company TNS opinion providing extensive quality control and supervision. The fieldwork was conducted between 29 February and 5 March 2012.




  • Tuesday 06 March 2012

    Free trade with Europe: boosting competitiveness and growth

    The shortpaper sheds light on the specific nature of the Armenian economy, trade relations with the EU and which impact the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA) can have. It states that the EU seeks a long-term economic partnership to promote trade, investments, market liberalisation and growth, intellectual property rights and European market standards, while reaffirming that such a long-term development can only be successful if it is embedded in a stable system based on democracy and the rule of law.
  • Thursday 08 September 2011

    Oil and democracy in the UK Azerbaijan relations – an opinion poll analysis

    The purpose of this paper is to analyse the UK-Azerbaijan relations in light of the findings of a recent opinion poll on the importance of values in British foreign policy, commissioned by the Brussels-based European Foundation for Democracy (EFD, www.europeandemocracy.org).
  • Wednesday 31 August 2011

    The EU’s assistance and development programmes in Armenia – an introduction with concrete examples

    This short-paper gives an overview of the EU's development projects in Armenia, with the aim of providing an introduction to understanding the EU's cooperation mechanism with its Eastern European neighbours.