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Estonia has been assisting Armenia since 2001; however, Armenia is not currently among the priority countries of Estonian development cooperation. Estonia has participated in internationally-funded projects by sharing its reform experience, and it is clear that it is imperative to continue this effort in Armenia the future.

The pace and scope of Armenia’s integration into the European Union depends on the country’s own decisions. Membership in the Eurasian Economic Union does not allow economic integration at the same level of associated countries, but the European Union significantly contributes to the implementation of reforms.

Since 2001, Armenia has been supported by Estonian development cooperation, with funding for projects amounting to nearly €862,000. During this period, 58 projects have been implemented in Armenia.

Priority Areas of Estonian Development Cooperation in Armenia
  • Education – sharing our experience, improving the availability of high-quality education, supporting multilingual education, developing general education, implementing the principles of inclusive education, and developing vocational education, teacher training, curriculum reforms, and educational technology/digital learning
  • Democracy and good governance – collaborating to support the development of democracy and the implementation of good governance, including the principles of democratic local government; supporting the development of the third sector and the media; and supporting the use of ICT opportunities, including e-government, in order to make social processes more open and citizen-oriented
  • Poverty reduction – improving the situation of women and children living in poverty and collaborating to initiate activities that support the rights and opportunities of women and children
  • Entrepreneurship – supporting the development and innovation of small businesses, including introducing start-up creation and involving women and young people in entrepreneurship
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