The Hrant Dink Foundation and the Gyumri “Youth Initiative Centre” NGO (YIC) are proud to jointly announce the open call for the 6th round of the Turkey-Armenia Travel Grant.
Turkey-Armenia Travel Grant aims to increase direct contacts and to promote cooperation between the peoples of the two neighbouring countries.
Turkey-Armenia Travel Grant continues to receive applications in its 6th round, which is jointly administered by the Hrant Dink Foundation and the Gyumri ‘‘Youth Initiative Centre” NGO (YIC). Thanks to the financial assistance of the British Embassy Ankara and British Embassy Yerevan, the Travel Grant in its 6th round will support the travels of at least 30 individuals from July to September 2015.
Deadline for Applications: June 30th, 2015
Announcement of Beneficiaries: July 10th, 2015
Eligible Travel Dates: From July 10th, 2015 to September 20th, 2015
Launched by the Hrant Dink Foundation in March 2014 and financed by the European Union within the framework of the programme “Support to the Armenia-Turkey Normalisation Process”, the Turkey-Armenia Travel Grant has so far launched 5 open calls, received more than 850 applications from different cities and regions of both countries, and supported the travels of more than 200 individuals from March 2014 to May 2015. Turkey-Armenia Travel Grant beneficiaries continue to realise their visits to the neighbouring country and share their experiences and impressions through the Beyond Borders website.
Turkey-Armenia Travel Grant is designed as a pool to encourage non-profit civic initiatives and individuals including youth, university students, university clubs, civil society organisations, professional organisations, local youth initiatives, high school students and teachers, academics and researchers, journalists, sports clubs, businesses and local authorities, to travel to the neighbouring country for specific goals. Through the Turkey-Armenia Travel Grant, the Foundation aims to contribute to joint initiatives between the two countries in various thematic fields such as youth and volunteering, human rights and democracy, education, environment, history, culture and arts, development, sports, regional cooperation and European integration.
The Turkey-Armenia Travel Grant will support various activities such as partnership building and networking, feasibility visits, cross-border cooperation projects, project preparation meetings, exchange programmes, education and language-learning, academic cooperation, research and dissertation, volunteering in civil society organisations, joint productions in culture and arts, organisation of or participation in meetings, panels, seminars, conferences, workshops, exhibitions, concerts and similar events related to the above-mentioned thematic fields.
Citizens of Turkey and Armenia, individuals legally residing in Turkey and Armenia, non-profit groups, initiatives and organisations based or registered in Turkey and Armenia will be able to benefit from the Travel Grant as beneficiaries. After their visits, Travel Grant beneficiaries’ experiences and impressions about the neighbouring country will be shared.
The applications to the Travel Grant will be assessed by an independent Selection Committee made up of 6 members from Turkey and Armenia. The results and beneficiaries will be announced on the Beyond Borders website.
Turkey-Armenia Application Form for the Turkey-Armenia Travel Grant.
Please read the Turkey-Armenia Travel Grant Regulations before submitting your application.
For your questions, you can contact the project coordinators Müge Yamanyılmaztravelgrant@hrantdink.org and Anush Babajanyan firstname.lastname@example.org.
Turkey-Armenia Travel Grant Selection Committee Members
Hrant Dink Foundation and Gyumri “Youth Initiative Centre” NGO jointly administer the Turkey-Armenia Travel Grant thanks to the financial assistance of the British Embassies in Ankara and Yerevan.
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.