In particular, UFSD experts will meet with their Turkey-based counterparts representing local governments and expert communities to provide further detail on the methodology of the existing housing models, and discuss the opportunity for the adaption of any of the models in Turkey. In addition, the representatives of the Municipality of Van and a group of experts from Turkey will have an opportunity to visit Armenia to observe the successful application of the alternative housing models in Armenia.
The grantee will also elaborate and publish an HPC Implementation Guide. The project will open-up a dialogue between housing experts and relevant representatives of local authorities from Armenia and Turkey, which might extend to other professional areas.
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.