The Armenian community of Nancy was founded four years ago, but in respect to its activities, it is absolute equal with those of the traditional communities existing in the Diaspora about one hundred years.
Recently, the community celebrated the New Year, during which the founder of the community Arthur Avetyan summed up the annual activities of the organization. According to the head of the community, they are in close cooperation with the RA relevant departments, as well as with the traditional Armenian communities of Diaspora. Particularly, the relations with the The Central Executive Board of Hamazkayin Armenian Educational and Cultural Society are vey fruitful. As for the cooperation with the motherland, A. Avetyan highlighted the opening of the RA Chamber of Commerce in Nancy last year, which will provide the local Armenian entrepreneurs with wide opportunities for business.
In respect to its activities directed to the preservation of the cultural and ethnic identity, it is worth to mention that the community’s four-years-old "Hayasa" Dance Group was included into the National Dance Art Union of Armenia last year.
The community has a Sunday school, where the children are provided with the opportunity to learn the native language, literature as well as national dance. Though the church building hasn’t been built yet, but the community has its church. The opportunity to celebrate Armenian Apostolic holidays and to hold Masses are provided. The community has its own media - the Sunday Armenian Radio.
Community Head Arthur Avetyan didn’t want to speak about the future projects. According to him, there is no sense to speak about the future when the achievements are not yet gained.