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.
Eurasia Partnership Foundation (EPF) in collaboration with TOG (Community Volunteers Foundation, Turkey) organised an exchange visit of Armenia-based youth workers and volunteers to Istanbul, Izmit and Eskişehir on July 18-23, 2017 implemented as a part of EPF’s YouthBank activity within the framework of programme Support to the Armenia-Turkey Normalisation Process, funded by the European Union.