Transition to Open Space: Visioning and Strategizing Civil Society in Armenia

The Revolution of Open Hands that happened in April-May 2018 took the international community by surprise. It took place in a semi-authoritarian country on a downward spiral towards more authoritarianism, causing more and more narrowing civic space. The peaceful, non-violent Velvet Revolution created more opportunities for democratic and sustainable development of the country. То operationalize these opportunities, civil society (CS) should invest efforts in sustaining the gains of the Revolution and help build a vision and strategy for initiating or furthering the reform processes in many spheres.