The grantee, the Armenian Foundation for Promotion of Cinema and TV for Children and Youth “Rolan Bykov” Foundation, is the organizer of the ‘Rolan 12th International Film Festival for Children and Youth’ that will take place in Yerevan on November 5-9, 2016.
The Festival is supported by a number of local and international donors and sponsors. The grantee will partner with the Turkey-based “Iron Bird” Association for Art and Social Projects Research and the “Agenda is Child” Association to bring together young cinematographers, film directors and scriptwriters from Turkey and Armenia.
This constituency will be able to participate in Festival’s workshops, round-table discussions and master-classes in Yerevan, as well as in Shirak and Lori regions of Armenia. Interaction among participants during these activities, film screenings and follow-up discussions will necessarily engage them into a dialogue on human and professional levels, which may grow into sustained partnerships and friendships.
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.