The grantee, Legal Gender Cultural Foundation LIZA, is the organizer of the KIN 13th International Women’s Film Festival that will take place in Yerevan on November 4-8, 2016. The Festival is supported by a number of local and international donors and sponsors. The project will make it possible to ensure the participation in the Festival of women filmmakers from Turkey who will also screen their films within the program of the Festival.
In addition, the grantee and the filmmakers from Turkey will lead a round-table discussion for local and international guests of the Festival on the topic of the role of women in the cinematography in Armenia and Turkey. The grantee will also publish 300 copies of the Festival catalogue, 100 copies of the Festival poster and 600 copies of the Festival invitation cards.
The project is a follow-up to a dialogue and exchange between Armenia- and Turkey-based women filmmakers that occurred in the framework of KIN International Women’s Film Festival in 2014 with support of the EU funded programme Support to the Armenia-Turkey Normalisation Process
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.