The workshop has been specifically designed to coincide with the International Istanbul Film Festival. The ATCP, established in 2008 as the first cultural network between the two countries, continues as a co-production and communication initiative aiming to develop close cooperation and links between the two societies by supporting and promoting films and filmmakers from Armenia, Turkey, and the Diaspora. So far, the ATCP supported a production of 18 films addressing the issue of Armenian-Turkish relations: 11 of them are finished, five are in production. Most of these films are available here.
The workshop will consist of trainings, presentations, one to one meetings and project pitches. The participating 10 filmmakers will present their projects to an international jury composed of Turkey- and Armenia-based and international film industry professionals. The winner will be awarded a prize of EUR 7,500 from the budget of the ATNP2 Programme. The workshops will also provide a venue for the demonstration of some of the ATCP-supported films.
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.