The power of communication in advancing one's own agenda

On September 8, 2020, the 2nd network meeting of the DATA project was held to discuss with the participants how Armenian CSOs use the means of communication and data language to advance their own agenda, and what needs to be strengthened to make the process more effective. The discussion was attended by 25 representatives of research organizations, think tanks, mass media, local NGOs and government agencies.     

This synopsis summarizes the main results of the analysis of the ideas and opinions voiced by the participants during the discussion; in particular: 1) the means by Armenian CSOs to impose their own agenda on the authorities, 2) the factors influencing the process, 3) the challenges in the field of communication; 4) the steps to be taken by CSOs to promote the effectiveness of communication in imposing their own agenda on the authorities․