“DEVELOPMENT PRIORITIES OF TERRITORIAL ADMINISTRATION AND LOCAL SELF-GOVERNMENT SYSTEMS IN THE RA”: SEMINAR IN “AMBERD”
Today, a scientific seminar on “Development priorities of territorial administration and local self-government systems in the RA” was held at ASUE Conference Hall within the framework of “AMBERD” research program “Development of Recommendations for Improving State Government and Local Self-Government System in the RA”.
The seminar was attended by Director of “AMBERD” Research Center Samvel Avetisyan, collaborators of the Center, research group facilitator, Head of the Chair of Management, Academician Yuri Suvaryan, members of research group, students.
Yuri Suvaryan mentioned in his opening remarks that this’s the second seminar held within the framework of their research program, presented the content of the previous seminar, then referred to topic of today’s one, the research conducted by the research group, the issues which should be submitted. “Like the previous time this time, too, we’ll present practical serious proposals”; he mentioned and gave the floor to the speaker of the seminar, Candidate in Economics, Associate Professor Ruben Hayrapetyan.
First Ruben Hayrapetyan spoke about the concept of local self-governance, then presented analysis on the RA rural communities according to population, the RA communities according to classifications of budgetary capacity. The speaker referred to income of the RA communities /according to regions in 2012-2013/, quoted the RA president’s decree on state government of the RA regions (1997), presented the concept of communities’ consolidation and formation of intercommunity units.
The concept of power sharing according to new concept on administrative-territorial division (20 provinces and 3 special zone), organizational structure of local self-government according to the proposed new concept were presented, at the end, the concept with certain proposals developed by research group was also presented.
At the end of the seminar Ruben Hayrapetyan and Yuri Suvaryan answered the questions raised by participants.
Samvel Avetisyan, summarizing the seminar, mentioned that the topic was initially highlighted in “AMBERD” Research Center, as it related to problems of the RA territorial administration.
Research group facilitator Yuri Suvaryan, concluding the seminar, expressed hope that the questions and considerations raised by the participants of the seminar would promote research group to work more efficient.
ASUE Media and Public Relations Division
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