Representatives of Azerbaijani and Armenian Political Schools to Meet in Strasburg
France, Strasburg, 25 June / corr. Trend A. Maharramli/ The Summer University for Democracy Administration, Power and Democracy will begin in Strasburg from 30 June to 4 July 2008, Jean Luis Loran, director general of the Council of Europe for politics and democracy said to journalists.
According to Loran, the representatives of the political research institutes of Azerbaijan and Armenia are expected to meet during the summer university of democracy on 3 July. Loran added that the similar contacts took place last year, for instance, in December 2007 in Sweden.
More than 600 delegates from 16 countries will attend summer university for democracy Administration, Power and Democracy.
The first school for the political research was founded in Moscow in 1992. At present these schools function in Azerbaijan, Armenia, Albania, Bulgaria, Georgia, Moldova, Russia, Romania, Serbia, Ukraine, Croatia etc. Supported by the Council of Europe, the political research institutes aim at training new generation of leaders in policy, economy, social sphere and culture for all countries with transitional economy.
According to Loran, two events will be held in 2008 attended by the Azerbaijani and Armenian schools, one of them during the conference on media in Romania in September and the other in France in November.
Terri Devis, the secretary general of the Council of Europe, Philip Vujanivich, President of Montenegro and Rolan Ris, mayor of Strasburg are expected to attend the summer university and to make reports. The participants of the summer school also include former Premier of Canada Kim Campbell and that of Russia Yegor Gaydar, former chairman of the Supreme Council of Belarus Stanislav Shushkevich and chairman of the European Court on Human Rights Jean Paul Costa.
Various seminars will be held on various subjects during the 5-day event.
Azerbaijan will join the similar events for the second time.