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The mission of CILP is to promote the culture of the freedom of speech and communication in Armenia and support the development of legislation ensuring individuals’ universal right to hold opinions, receive and impart information an ideas without interference by public authority and regardless of frontiers.
Main areas of CILP activities are: Internet policy and legislation including telecommunications policy and regulation. Media and broadcasting policy and legislation. Other areas of information and communication legislation such as personal data protection, freedom of information, cybercrime and copyright aspects of information society.
Representatives of CILP are members of Information Technologies Development Support Council (ITDSC), Group of Specialists of Human Rights in Information Society of the Council of Europe and the Council of Europe Ad Hoc Committee on Electronic Democracy.
Eurasia Partnership Foundation’s (EPF) mission is to empower people to effect change for social justice and economic prosperity through hands-on programs, helping them to improve their communities and their own lives. Through its foundations, registered locally in Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia, EPF raises and delivers seed capital to emerging civil society organizations. EPF is both a grant maker and a program implementer and is guided by five program mandates and approaches: Creating Opportunities for Civic and Economic Participation; Building Capacity for Evidence-Based Research to Improve Policy-Making; Fostering a Culture of Corporate and Community Philanthropy; Cross-Border Cooperation; and Open Door Grant Making.
In May 2008, EPF in cooperation with CC has started the “Support to Caucasus Creative Commons” program that aims at establishing CC licensing framework in Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia. The program will enable and popularize the legal sharing and reuse of cultural, educational, and scientific works in the countries of the South Caucasus through offering free and easy-to-use Creative Commons licensing framework to creators, artists, and educators, as well as other internet-based communities in Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia. The program will harness further intellectual activity in the South Caucasus, will potentially provide a newer mechanism for economic activity, and, at the same time, will enhance opportunities for cross-border collaboration among creative communities in the South Caucasus and beyond.