The survey will cover a representative sample of 1,500 households throughout Armenia including Yerevan, other urban and rural areas. The survey will reveal respondents’ perceptions and attitudes towards the initiatives undertaken over the last several years towards the normalisation of relations between the two countries; and it will serve as a basis for the development of policy recommendations in support of the normalisation process.
Survey findings and recommendations will be presented at press conferences in Yerevan and Istanbul, and widely disseminated among stakeholders in Armenia and Turkey. As a result of the project, the Armenian public and expert communities in Armenia and Turkey will have a better knowledge of attitudes that the Armenian society has towards Turkey and the normalisation of Armenia-Turkey relations.
Ms. Arpine Aleksanyan and Ms. Sona Baloyan from Yerevan, from “Matenadaran” Mesrop Mashtots Institute of Ancient Manuscripts, were supported with the travel grant to visit Istanbul, Turkey for meetings with the Armenian Patriarchate, Armenian high schools, foundations and publishing houses to discuss possibilities of further collaboration on preserving the Armenian culture.