Advocacy & Business Environment Improvement
The improvement of business environment and advocacy for RUEA members are among the RUEA important goals, included in the mission and vision of RUEA. In that regard, RUEA cooperates with relevant state bodies and non-governmental organizations within the framework of 21 commissions and councils in Armenia.
Advocacy and improvement of the business environment are carried out in the following areas:
- Protection of business interests and improvement of the business environment, provision of recommendations on legislative reforms to the Government of Armenia, the National Assembly of Armenia and relevant state departments.
- Forming a platform for solidarity and consensus decision-making through social partnership.
- Entrepreneurship promotion.
- Ensuring equal competitive conditions.
- Improvement of state support tools.
- Anti-corruption measures and reduction of shadow economy.
The continuous improvement of the business environment is carried out based on the results of the needs assessments among employers and the study of business environment challenges. The results are regularly presented to state bodies and are also presented in the scope of activities of the above-mentioned Councils. Of particular importance are the Tax Code, the Labor Code and a number of business-related laws and regulations in Armenia.
Started: 2-August-2020 Ended: 30-June-2021This study assessed the food security system in Armenia during crises, especially during the months of the COVID-19 pandemic, and established a knowledge base for contribution to future food security new policy developments in Armenia.
15-05-2021The food security system can become a cornerstone for integrating and linking various sectors of the economy and becoming an alternative model for economic development. RUEA has been working with the World Food Programme in a multiphase assessment of Armenia’s food security system. On 5 February, 2021 we had a mini-conference to discuss the pillars around which food security system of Armenia can help develop the other sectors of the economy (we estimated at least 15 such sector linkages with food security).
30-04-2021On 30 April 2021, three RUEA representatives attended a meeting on the progress of the “Resource Saving and Clean Production” (RSCP) component of the “EU for the Environment” program. The main purpose of the meeting was to demonstrate the possible application of RSCP practices based on food / agriculture, construction materials and chemical industry, as well as to receive suggestions on partnership opportunities with other interested organizations.
05-11-2021Considering the COVID-19 and post-war challenges for businesses, the Republican Union of Employers of Armenia will conduct FREE consultations for its members and partners in 6 areas.