Governance body

The project takes place under the governance of three different Bodies:

  • The Steering Committee, which monitors the implementation of the project and the Center;
  • The Scientific Committee, which implements the scientific contents of the project and the Center;
  • Coordination Groups, which support the Center in achieving the aims of the different actions of the project.

Steering Committee

The Steering Committee is chaired by the Italian Ambassador in Yerevan, H.E. Vincenzo Del Monaco, as the highest representative of the Italian Republic in Armenia, and is composed of high government and University representatives of the two Countries involved in the Project (Italy and Armenia). The task of the Steering Committee is to monitor the progress of the project and the Center and direct its activities, for the benefit of Armenia and the its Community.

The Steering Committee is composed by:

  • H.E. Ambassador Vincenzo Del Monaco, Italian Ambassador in Yerevan (President of the Steering Committee);
  • V.M. Narine Khachaturyan, Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of the Republic of Armenia;
  • Pietro Pipi, AICS – Italian Agency for Development Cooperation;
  • Marco Abbiati, Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna;
  • Lena Terzikyan and Artur Hakobyan, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Armenia (alternately);
  • Hasmik Manukyan, Office for the High Commissioner for Diaspora Affairs of the Office of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia;
  • Armen Minassian, Urban Development Committee of the Republic of Armenia;
  • Yeghiazar Vardanyan, National University of Architecture and Construction of Armenia;
  • Aram Isabekyan, Yerevan State University of Fine Arts.

Scientific Committee

The Scientific Committee is chaired by Mariangela Vandini, professor from Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna and Scientific Director of the Project, and is composed by technical and scientific components from both Countries involved in the project. The role of the Scientific Committee is to implement the scientific contents of the project and the Centre, attesting the quality of the contents.

The Scientific Committee is composed by:

  • Mariangela Vandini, Scientific Director, Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna (President of the Scientific Committee);
  • V.M. Narine Khachaturyan, Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of the Republic of Armenia;
  • AICS – Italian Agency for Development Cooperation;
  • Marco Pretelli, Scientific Manager for architectural restoration, Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna;
  • Alessandro Iannucci, Scientific Manager for communication and enhancement of Cultural Heritage, Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna;
  • Gaiane Casnati, architect expert in heritage for the creation of a manual on the quality of the project and expert in the preparation of a price analysis, Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna;
  • Ani Avagyan, Director of the ROCHEMP Center;
  • Gayane Babayan, Coordinator of ROCHEMP Center;Gohar Hovakimyan, Secretary – Interpreter of the ROCHEMP Center;
  • Tania Chinni, project manager, Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna.

Coordination groups

The Coordination Groups represent the operational units, directly involved in achieving the project objectives. They are made up of local experts (Director, Coordinator and Secretary / interpreter of the Center) and international experts (Scientific Director, Scientific Managers, project managers) and experts and guests involved as consultants. For each activity, therefore, a specific Coordination Group was set up, for support and intervene effectively in the case of critical situations.

The Coordination Groups are composed by:

Coordination Group B

  • V. M. Narine Khachaturyan, Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of the Republic of Armenia;
  • Mariangela Vandini, Scientific Director, Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna;
  • Ani Avagyan, Director of the ROCHEMP Center;
  • Gayane Babayan, Coordinator of ROCHEMP Center;
  • Tania Chinni, project manager, Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna.

Coordination Group C

  • Marco Pretelli, Scientific Manager for architectural restoration, Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna;
  • Nune Petrosyan, Urban Development Committee of the Republic of Armenia;
  • Gaiane Casnati, architect expert in heritage for the creation of a manual on the quality of the project and expert in the preparation of a price analysis, Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna;
  • Ani Avagyan, Director of the ROCHEMP Center;
  • Gayane Babayan, Coordinator of ROCHEMP Center;
  • Marina Bunatyan, National University of Architecture and Construction of Armenia;
  • Tania Chinni, project manager, Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna.

Coordination Group D

  • Mariangela Vandini, Scientific Director, Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna;
  • V.M. Narine Khachaturyan, Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of the Republic of Armenia;
  • Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of the Republic of Armenia;
  • Ani Avagyan, Director of the ROCHEMP Center;
  • Gayane Babayan, Coordinator of ROCHEMP Center;
  • Tania Chinni, project manager, Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna.

Coordination Group E

  • Alessandro Iannucci, Scientific Manager for communication and enhancement of Cultural Heritage, Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna;
  • Hayk Mkrtchyan, Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of the Republic of Armenia;
  • Ani Avagyan, Director of the ROCHEMP Center;
  • Gayane Babayan, Coordinator of ROCHEMP Center;
  • Tania Chinni, project manager, Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna.

Coordination Group F

  • Alessandro Iannucci, Scientific Manager for communication and enhancement of Cultural Heritage, Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna;
  • Hayk Mkrtchyan, Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of the Republic of Armenia;
  • Ani Avagyan, Director of the ROCHEMP Center;
  • Gayane Babayan, Coordinator of ROCHEMP Center;
  • Gohar Hovakimyan, Secretary – Interpreter of the ROCHEMP Center;
  • Tania Chinni, project manager, Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna.