Turkey-Armenia Fellowship Scheme was launched by the Hrant Dink Foundation in 2014 with a view to promote cross-border affiliation and cooperation of professionals from the two neighbouring countries. In 2014-2015, the Foundation supported 18 fellows for their activities at various host organisations in the neighbouring country.
In 2016-2017 the Fellowship Scheme will continue to offer 18 professionals from Armenia and Turkey the opportunity to live and follow a programme at a specific host organisation in the neighbouring country for 4 to 8 months within the framework of the programme Support to the Armenia- Turkey Normalisation Process financed by the European Union.
The Fellowship Scheme seeks to establish and sustain professional ties, to produce tools, mechanisms and platforms that will serve for long-term cooperation between Armenia and Turkey. In essence, it aims to enable cross-border learning opportunities in areas where further mutual expertise and cooperation is needed, such as - and not limited to - academia, civil society, media, culture and arts, translation and interpreting, language-learning, law, medicine, technology, economics.
For further details and questions, you can contact the project coordinators Zeynep Sungur, Armenuhi Nikoghosyan and Anna Yeghoyan at email@example.com.
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.