Public Journalism Club will continue to manage the trilingual website of the Program, being responsible for its technical maintenance and the full administration of its content.
Through its innovative design solutions, updated interface and navigation buttons, the website will serve as a user friendly and interactive platform enabling its users to get first-hand and detailed information on all the events and initiatives envisaged by the Program, its implementing partners, news, events, sub-grantees and their projects, as well as media coverage.
PJC will continue its close cooperation with mass media, popular bloggers, citizen journalists, civil society activists, ensuring increased volume of information exchange and comprehensive coverage on Armenia-Turkey relations.
PJC will also produce various print and multimedia materials that would highlight specific projects/success stories. The interactive map of the website will enable the users to track the geolocation of the current, past and upcoming events of the Program. The slider on the front page of the website will help to track the recent Program updates.
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.