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Turkey-Armenia Travel Grant
Turkey-Armenia Travel Grant was launched by the Hrant Dink Foundation in 2014 with a view to increase direct contacts and to promote cooperation between the peoples of Turkey and Armenia.
Economic Opportunity Analysis
The economic opportunity analysis will generate a comprehensive research paper exploring the new risks and opportunities for economic integration between Armenia and Turkey.
Media Support
Media support seeks to provide objective information of relevant issues in order to raise awareness, improve public education and elevate the developments in Turkey and Armenia.
Youth Bank
The activity will empower socially active young people from Armenia and Turkey to grow into multipliers and agents of change in matters relevant to the normalization between the two countries.
Armenia Turkey Cinema Platform
Armenia Turkey Cinema Platform aims to encourage filmmakers from both countries as well as their Diasporas to come together, think and produce together.18 films were supported by the platform.
Yavas Gamats
hCa will organise a one-week YavasGamats Summer School, as a “Training of Trainers” program of workshops for up to 36 teachers, practitioners of education, 18 each from Armenia and from Turkey.
Exchange of Entrepreneurs
For the first time the Armenian startups, selected by PJC, will have the exceptional opportunity to take part in the Startup Istanbul Regional Forum to be held in Istanbul, on October 6-10.
Increasing Understanding of Turkey
The activity will consist of a series of media reports that will focus on understanding what is happening in Turkey in order to better understand how to move forward.
The trilingual website of the Program
Public Journalism Club will continue to manage the trilingual website of the Program, being responsible for its technical maintenance and the full administration of its content.
Supporting the Policy Process
Regional Studies Center plans to expand its effort in support of the “policy process,” through the formulation and presentation of formal and informal policy ideas, initiatives and recommendations.
Empowering Youth
Regional Studies Center continues to support youth exchanges and offers youth training opportunities, while focusing on empowering youth by forging ties between civil society actors in both countries.
Agribusiness development
The activity will develop and nurture lasting partnerships between agricultural businesses, non-governmental organizations and other economic actors from Armenia and Turkey.
Turkey-Armenia Fellowship Scheme
The Fellowship Scheme seeks to establish professional ties, to produce platforms that will serve for long-term cooperation between Armenia and Turkey.
Track 1.5 Diplomacy
The activity will promote partnerships among the participants on track 1.5 level supporting the process of Armenia-Turkey normalization while focusing on security and geo-political issues.
Meeting of Cities
Meeting of Cities is a cultural exchange and dialogue project between Bursa and Gyumri initiated in cooperation with Gallery 25 in Gyumri and Nilüfer Municipality.
Exchange of Art and Architecture Experts
The activity will promote the actual engagement of the Armenia-based architecture/art experts in the rehabilitation of Armenian cultural heritage in Turkey.
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Sub-Grant Scheme - Call for Proposals
A Consortium of eight civil society organisations from Armenia and Turkey announces a Call for Proposals for the Sub-grant Scheme within the framework ofthe programme Support to the Armenia-Turkey Normalisation Process (ATNP) funded by the European Union under the Instrument contributing to Stability and Peace (IcSP) and the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs under the Bridge Funding for ATNP.
Networking Event at Impact Hub: Social Entrepreneurship Project
Within the framework of Social Entrepreneurship: Armenia-Turkey Exchange Project, implemented by Public Journalism Club (PJC), together with its partners in Turkey, TEPAV, and Mikado Consulting, Networking Event will take place at Impact Hub on November 27. The event aims at establishing business contacts with the social entrepreneurs in Turkey, to share their experience, and explore new opportunities for their social enterprises.
Armenian and Turkish partners organize Plastic Waste Management workshop in Yerevan

On September 13, 2018, Urban Foundation for Sustainable Development (UFSD) hosted a workshop on “Exchange of Best Practices in Plastic Waste Management between Armenia- and Turkey-based CSOs and Practitioners.” The workshop is part of a project that contributes to the development of cooperation between environmentalists, waste management practitioners, businesses and local authorities of Armenia and Turkey through sharing best practices in plastic waste management. The grantee, Urban Foundation for Sustainable Development in partnership with the Union of Diyarbakir Young Businessmen organized a 1-day workshop in Diyarbakir with participation of 20 representatives of local authorities, plastic waste management practitioners, environmental CSOs, businesses in the field of plastic waste separation and recycling from Armenia and Turkey. The workshop was followed by a study visit to Plastic Waste Recycling Plant in Diyarbakir, as well as a follow-up exchange workshop in Yerevan. Based on the results of the study visit and workshops UFSD will produce a booklet on the best practices of plastic waste management in Armenia and Turkey. The project will result in an increased awareness of stakeholders of the plastic waste management practiced on the other side of the border, as well as will provide an opportunity for networking between practitioners and businesses focusing on plastic waste management. Representatives of local authorities may consider replicating the best practices in plastic waste management in their own communities.

 

This activity took place within the framework of the Sub-grants Scheme implemented by Eurasia Partnership Foundation as part of the “Support to the Armenia-Turkey Normalization Process” programme, funded by the European Union and the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs. 

Armenia-Turkey Highlights
Exchange of Painters: September 1, 2014
press conference
introductions
kick off
Yerevan tour
Yerevan tour
Support to the Armenia-Turkey Normalisation Process is a programme implemented by a consortium of eight civil society organisations including Civilitas Foundation (CF), Eurasia Partnership Foundation (EPF), Public Journalism Club (PJC), Regional Studies Center (RSC) from Armenia; and Anadolu Kültür, the Economic Policy Research Foundation of Turkey (TEPAV), Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly (hCa), and Hrant Dink Foundation from Turkey.