Turkey-Armenia Travel Grant continues to increase direct contacts and to promote cooperation between the peoples of the two neighbouring countries.
In the seventh round of the Turkey-Armenia Travel Grant, we received a total of 95 applications from both countries. We are delighted to announce that in this round, the Hrant Dink Foundation will be offering support in the form of a travel grant to a total of 39 individuals – 28 from Turkey, 11 from Armenia - for their visits to the neighbouring country with specific purpose and programme.
You can follow experiences and impressions of Turkey-Armenia Travel Grant beneficiaries through the Turkey-Armenia Beyond Borders website.
Turkey-Armenia Travel Grant 7th Round Grantees
Ms. Melodi Var Öngel, Mr. Ahmet Şafak Çizmaz, Mr. Umut Akdağ, Mr. Paşa Güven from Istanbul, members of the music band United Harmonies, will be supported with the travel grant to visit Yerevan to learn about local instruments, local singers, composers and folk songs.
Ms. Anzhela Sargsyan, Ms. Katarine Galstyan, Ms. Zareh Galstyan, Mr. Hayk Karapetyan, Mr. Stepan Ter-Ghevondyan, Mr. Madlena Galstyan from Yerevan, members of the music band United Harmonies, will be supported with the travel grant to visit Istanbul, for performing in joint concert with the Turkey members of the United Harmonies.
Ms. Ayşe Zeynep Pamuk from Istanbul, will be supported with the travel grant to visit Yerevan, to present her paper named "Silence, Trauma and Memory: Female Contemporary Artists from Turkey" at the international conference "After Genocide: Gendered Trauma, Transmission and Reinvention", organized by Women in War Paris in partnership with the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography.
Mr. Alen Taşçıoğlu, Mr. Saro Ogsar, Mr. Narod Talar Agoşyan, Mr. Giragos Başak, Mr. Roy Merkezoğlu, Ms. Lidya Satılmış, Mr. Şınork Mesrop Erzurumluoğlu, Mr. Baret Borucuyan, Ms. Semanur Taşköprü, Mr. Ari Barsamyan from Istanbul, will be supported with the travel grant to visit Yerevan, for attending the Technology Camp organized by TUMO Center for Creative Technologies.
Ms. Arpine Aleksanyan and Ms. Sona Baloyan from Yerevan, from “Matenadaran” Mesrop Mashtots Institute of Ancient Manuscripts, will be 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.
Ms. Ayşenur Korkmaz from Istanbul, will be supported with the travel grant to visit Yerevan, to take part in the international conference "After Genocide: Gendered Trauma, Transmission and Reinvention", organised by Women in War Paris in partnership with the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography.
Mr. Bahattin Taman, Mr. Osman Akyıl and Mr. İhsan Ay from Diyarbakır, members of the Mesopotamia Foundation, will be supported with the travel grant to visit Yerevan, for exploring possibilities for further cooperation and information/document exchange with Radio Yerevan.
Mr. Cihan Ülsen, Mr. Ekrem Altun and Ms. Roj Esir Girasun from Diyarbakır, Turkey, members of the Dut Ağacı Social Sciences Research and Solidarity Association, will be supported with the travel grant to visit Yerevan, for conducting interviews with the Muslim minority living in Yerevan.
Ms. Eda Bekçi Arı and Ms. Yıldız Deveci Bozkuş from Ankara, from Yıldırım Beyazıt University, will be supported with the travel grant to visit Yerevan State University, for their research on Sırpuhi Düssap, the first female Armenian novelist, and for discussing possible exchange programmes for students and faculty staff members.
Mr. Gevorg Petrosyan from Yerevan, President of EUPHRATES research center, will be supported with the travel grant to visit Istanbul, for making interviews with elder Armenians in Istanbul and visiting institutions for his PHD thesis on the 1945-1965 Cold War period.
Mr. Hasan Yalçın from Diyarbakır, member of the Human Rights Association-Diyarbakir Branch, will be supported with the travel grant to visit Yerevan, for meeting civil society organisations working in the field of human rights including the Kurdish civic initiatives in Armenia.
Mr. Hovsep Khurshudyan from Yerevan, President of Free Citizen Civic Initiatives Support Centre, will be supported with the travel grant to visit Istanbul, for meetings with Armenian community representatives, newspapers and publishing houses.
Ms. Maria Abrahamyan from Yerevan, human rights coordinator at For Equal Rights NGO, will be supported with the travel grant to visit to Van Yüzüncü Yıl University, for meeting and interviewing women’s organisations and university students.
Mr. Umut Vedat from Istanbul, will be supported with the travel grant to visit Yerevan, for finding a gallery that will hold his sole exhibition in Yerevan.
Mr. Veli Acu from Gaziantep, Programme Associate at Human Rights Agenda Association, will be supported with the travel grant to visit Yerevan, for meeting civil society organisations and Institutes working on the Armenian Genocide.
Turkey-Armenia Travel Grant is waiting for your applications!
Between July 2016 to July 2017, thanks to the European Union funding, Turkey-Armenia Travel Grant will continue to support at least 180 individuals and non-profit civic initiatives from Armenia and Turkey to travel to the neighbouring country for their activities and studies in various thematic fields, by covering their international and domestic travel costs.
Next Deadline for Applications: 24 August 2016
Please read the Turkey-Armenia Travel Grant Regulations before submitting your application.
Click here to fill in the application form for the Turkey-Armenia Travel Grant.
For your questions, you can contact the project coordinators Anna Yeghoyan, Armenuhi Nikoghosyan and Nazlı Türker through email@example.com.
Turkey-Armenia Travel Grant Selection Committee Members
In 2016-2017, Hrant Dink Foundation will administer the Turkey-Armenia Travel Grant with the financial assistance of the European Union within the framework of the programme Support to the Armenia-Turkey Normalisation Process – Stage II in collaboration with the Eurasia Partnership Foundation (EPF) and Gyumri ‘’Youth Initiative Centre’’ NGO (YIC) in Armenia.
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.