The conference takes place within the framework of the Support to the Armenia-Turkey Normalisation Process (ATNP) programme, funded by the European Union.
The aim of the conference is to facilitate academic and policy dialogue, as well as contribute to the improved information flow, communication exchange and networking between researchers, experts, media representatives and institutions particularly in Armenia and Turkey.
Around 40 participants of the conference come from Armenia, Turkey, Europe and USA. Selected papers cover wide range of topics including economics, tourism, international relations, and social interrelations. Conference sessions provide an extensive platform for active discussions with both participants and attendees.
The Conference will be conducted in Armenian and English. Simultaneous translation will be available.
Please find the draft agenda of the conference HERE.
To attend the Conference PLEASE REGISTER by Monday, 15 May, 2017.
For further questions, please contact Ms. Narine Ishkhanyan, Project Coordinator, CRRC–Armenia. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Phone: (+37410) 57 48 68 (ext. 103).
Caucasus Research Resource Center (CRRC)-Armenia
The conference is organized by Caucasus Research Resource Center (CRRC)-Armenia, a regionally focused and nationally based independent, non-partisan research center. Our core mandate is to address national and regional socio-economic and political challenges via high-quality data collection, analysis, report writing and enhancement of the scientific capacity of the research community. For more information, please visit our website: www.crrc.am.
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Support to the Armenia-Turkey Normalisation Process: Stage Two (ATNP2)
Support to the Armenia-Turkey Normalisation Process: Stage Two (ATNP2) is a programme implemented by a Consortium of eight civil society organisations from Armenia and Turkey with the financial assistance of the European Union under the Instrument contributing to Stability and Peace. ATNP2 builds upon the achievements of ATNP1 implemented between 2014-2015.The overall objective of the programme is to empower and engage the civil societies of Turkey and Armenia to contribute to the enhanced regional peace and stability, democratic pluralism and social inclusion across and within their societies.
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.