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European approach to Armenian issues

The European Armenian Federation for Justice and Democracy (EAFJD) is a grassroots organization, representing the European citizens of Armenian origin. It is the main interlocutor promoting the Armenian issues in the European Union and international organizations, such as the Council of Europe and the OSCE.

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European approach to Armenian issues

The European Armenian Federation for Justice and Democracy (EAFJD) is a grassroots organization, representing the European citizens of Armenian origin. It is the main interlocutor promoting the Armenian issues in the European Union and international organizations, such as the Council of Europe and the OSCE.

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Brussels, 22 January 2024

The Movement “Europeans for Artsakh” Mobilizes Across Europe on 27-28 January

The movement “Europeans for Artsakh” organizes events in support of the indigenous Armenian population of Artsakh/ Nagorno-Karabakh in over fifty cities of fourteen European countries on 27 and 28 January, namely in Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. Citizens of European countries will join forces through diverse actions and gatherings to call on their national and the EU leadership to ...

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Brussels, 8 November 2023

Prominent International Lawyers Discussed Nagorno Karabakh/Artsakh in the European Parliament

On 7 November Member of European Parliament (MEP) Costas Mavrides (S&D Group, Cyprus) hosted a conference with the title “The Rights of Nagorno Karabakh Armenians and the European Union,” in collaboration with the European Armenian Federation for Justice and Democracy (EAFJD) and the ‘Europeans for Artsakh’ platform. The conference which ...

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Brussels 2 November 2023

PRESS CONFERENCE
The rights of the Nagorno Karabakh/Artsakh Armenians and the EU

In the run-up to a conference on Nagorno Karabakh at the European Parliament, hosted by MEP Costas Mavrides (Cyprus, S&D), the co-organizer of the conference European Armenian Federation for Justice and Democracy (EAFJD) and the platform of ‘Europeans for Artsakh’ invite to a press conference on 7 November, at ...

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Brussels 5 October 2023

Protest organized in Granada in Support for Artsakh

Members of the Armenian community from various cities in Spain gathered in Granada to voice their unwavering support for the people of Artsakh. The protest, organized by the Europeans for Artsakh initiative, aimed to raise awareness about Azerbaijan’s crimes against humanity, condemn the European Union’s complicity in ...

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Brussels 5 October 2023

‘’EP resolutions stay futile if the EU executive does not act accordingly,’’ EAFJD president on EP’s resolution on Nagorno-Karabakh

Today the European Parliament (EP) adopted a resolution condemning Azerbaijan’s ethnic cleansing of Nagorno-Karabakh and calling to impose sanctions on the Azerbaijani government. The resolution also emphasized the right of Armenians to return to Nagorno-Karabakh under international guarantees. Furthermore, ...

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Brussels 3 October 2023

Thousands of protestors gather in Brussels to demand action from EU against Azerbaijan’s ethnic cleansing

On the 1st of October 2023, a massive protest took place in Brussels, uniting thousands of protestors from Armenian communities across Belgium, France, Netherlands, and Germany. The demonstrators, gathered on the Schuman square presented a list of 9 demands. As EU citizens, the primary demand was ...

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Brussels, 7 September 2023

EAFJD condemns the recent statement of the Rabbinical Center of Europe on Nagorno-Karabakh/Artsakh

The European Armenian Federation for Justice and Democracy (EAFJD) expresses its profound regret and strong condemnation of the recent statement issued by the Rabbinical Center of Europe (RCE) concerning the ongoing conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh/Artsakh. In this statement the European rabbis expressed ...

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REPUBLIC OF ARTSAKH / NAGORNO KARABAKH

The EAFJD 

  • works towards raising awareness of and defending the fundamental right of the Armenian population of Artsakh/Nagorno Karabakh to live in peace, dignity and safety in their homeland, as well as to determine their present and future, i.e. their right to self-determination;
  • sensitizes political circles in Europe to the ongoing Azerbaijani policy of ethnic cleansing of the Armenian population of Artsakh, Azerbaijan’s state-policy of inciting hatred against Armenians, also known as Armenophobia and mobilizes them against this destructive policy.
  • influences the legislative processes in the European Parliament and in national parliaments in Europe, the Council of Europe, OSCE Parliamentary Assembly so that the decisions are congruent with fundamental rights of Artsakh;
  • promotes parliamentary diplomacy between the Republic of Artsakh and European states: facilitates visits of political and public figures to Artsakh in order to ensure a realistic assessment of the situation on the ground;
  • co-organizes the launch of friendship groups with …

ARMENIAN GENOCIDE

Since its inception in 2002 the European Armenian Federation for Justice and Democracy (or EAFJD) has been advocating for the condemnation and recognition of the Armenian Genocide by various European states and institutions. Through its continuous active advocacy of more than a decade the Federation prepared a fertile soil and significantly contributed to the adoption of the resolution on the centenary of the Genocide by the European Parliament (EP) on 15. April, 2015.

With this resolution the European Parliament officially recognizes and condemns the Armenian Genocide and “in the spirit of European solidarity and justice … pays tribute to the memory of 1,5 million innocent Armenian victims, who perished in the Ottoman Empire”. The European Parliament also calls on Turkey to come to terms with its past, fulfil its obligations to the protection of Armenian cultural heritage in the country and pave a way for a genuine reconciliation. In its annual report on human rights adopted in March 2015, the EP also encourages the EU Member states and institutions to contribute further to the recognition of the Armenian Genocide…

EU-Armenia Relations

As a grassroots organization, representing a significant part of the Armenian diaspora in Europe, the EAFJD is engaged in a continuous dialogue with the EU decision-makers, in particular with the Members of the European Parliament (MEPs). The organization frequently holds informative meetings with European parliamentarians in order to sensitize them on the concerns of its supporters and chapters across Europe, the current developments in Armenia as well as in the region of the South Caucasus in general…

Armenian Communities

The European Armenian Federation (EAFJD) is an umbrella organization that coordinates the activities of 14 member organizations across Europe; Sweden, Spain, Belgium, the Netherlands, France, Germany, Poland, Romania, Greece, Cyprus, Bulgaria, Austria, Italy and the United Kingdom. The member organizations, also called committees of the defense of Armenian cause (ANCs) are groups of specialists, experts, and active citizens of their countries that advocate for the issues of Armenian community.

The ANCs are grassroot non-governmental community based organizations that represents the citizens of Europe of Armenian origin and are working on the issues of concern of the Armenian communities in their respective countries…

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