A question arises – do dances belong to nations? Or do they belong to the land and the people who have danced together?
This performance is organized by Baardia Dance Movement Laboratory, in collaboration with people engaged in modern dance (Yerevan). This is the final outcome of the program implemented in Armenia by Duygu Bostancı, who was a researcher at the Hrant Dink Foundation within the scope of the second round of the Support to the Armenia-Turkey Normalisation Process, financed by the European Union. Duygu Bostancı underwent an exchange period at the Institute of Modern Art. The performance is being organized with the support of the Armenian Center for Contemporary Experimental Art.
The event will take place on March 31, 7:00-8:30 at the Armenian Center for Contemporary Experimental Art (ACCEA).
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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.