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In the spirit of the Latin ‘Civilitas’ – the citizen’s responsibility to society – the Civilitas Foundation encourages the responsibility of every citizen to contribute to the realization of a functioning and prosperous democracy and promotes the right of every individual to benefit from his/her full potential.

The Foundation’s goals of generating and fostering innovative ideas and initiatives and assisting or creating the mechanisms and institutions that bring them to fruition are met through two major program areas: The Council on International Relations and the Democracy and Development Initiative.

Through the Council on International Relations, the Civilitas Foundation highlights Armenia’s role and options in global and regional processes and addresses how they affect Armenia and the region. The Foundation contributes to peace and stability in the Caucasus and beyond, guided by the principle of consistent, open and objective discourse, utilizing cultural, educational and political dialogue.

The Development and Democracy Initiative leverages domestic, international and Diaspora resources to affect meaningful change in Armenia. In its support of democratization, the Civilitas Foundation focuses on education and media. In promoting uniform development, the Foundation highlights and concentrates on rural development, environmental awareness and education.

The Foundation engages, supports Democracy and Development, giving context to participatory efforts, and facilitates and maximizes work already underway for deep democratization and just and sustainable development.

The Civilitas Foundation leads to ensure improvement where needed, change when necessary, with dignity always.

Civilitas Blog

The Civilitas Community shares stories about daily challenges and successes. Today: Lost in Istanbul

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Inside Civilitas

A day by day look at the investigation by the National Security Service into Civilitas's financial and administrative work.

Civilitas Statement
National Security Service Statement
The Political Context
Transaction Summary

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Civilitas Library
The Civilitas Foundation Library -- a collection of political, historic and philosophical works -- open to all who need it. Do you want to donate a volume?
See the Civilitas Amazon wish list.
Our Projects
The overall objective of the project is to improve access to water for the population of remote villages in the region of Meghri. The specific objectives of the project are to restore and reconstruct the underground water supply system of wells and tunnels (chaheriz) in Alvank and Shvanidzor villages and to train and develop the necessary local capacity for continued further maintenance of the system.

Civilitas Around the Web
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Civilitas Polls
With the support of Norwegian and German governments, a few months ago the Civilitas Foundation began to conduct polls throughout Armenia. The results of the polls will be made available to the media and will serve as the topic of public discussions.

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Civilitas Spotlight


What can be expected of or for Syria in the immediate future? Can there be justice without peace? Can there be peace without an accounting and without justice? What do Syrians want? What does the international community want?

The guests are

Nicholas Koumjian

International Criminal Law Attorney

Vartan Oskanian

Member of Parliament

Former Minister of Foreign Affairs


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Facts for Thought
Number of theater performances (1) and attendance (2) in Armenia
(1) (2)
2008 2,364 409,500
2009 2,443 367,800
2010 2,331 394,800
2011 2,707 458,900
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