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Turkey-Armenia Travel Grant
Armenia, Turkey | Hrant Dink Foundation, Civilitas Foundation
Turkey-Armenia Travel Grant aims to increase people-to-people contacts and cooperation between the two neighbouring countries by supporting the travels of 200 individuals.

The Hrant Dink Foundation launched the Turkey-Armenia Travel Grant with a view to increase direct contacts and to promote cooperation between the peoples of the two neighbouring countries.

 

Turkey-Armenia Travel Grant aims to support the travels of 200 individuals between April 2014 to May 2015 thanks to the financial assistance of the European Union. Hrant Dink Foundation will administer the Travel Grant in partnership with the Civilitas Foundation in Armenia and with the support of Community Volunteers Foundation (TOG) based in Turkey and the Youth Initiative Centre (YIC) based in Gyumri, Armenia.

 

Turkey-Armenia Travel Grant was 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 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 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 5 members from Turkey and Armenia. The results and beneficiaries will be announced on the website of the Hrant Dink Foundation (www.hrantdink.org).

 

Turkey-Armenia Travel Grant will be open to applications at all times. People can fill in the form and submit their applications at any time. However, the Selection Committee will decide on the beneficiaries in line with the below selection timeline.

 

Selection Timeline

Deadline for Applications              

Selection Committee Decisions

Announcement of Beneficiaries

Selection Targets

24 March 2014

 

31 March 2014

4 April 2014

25 beneficiaries from Turkey, 15 beneficiaries from Armenia

15 June 2014

25 June 2014

30 June 2014

 

25 beneficiaries from Turkey, 15 beneficiaries from Armenia

15 September 2014

25 September 2014

30 September 2014

 

25 beneficiaries from Turkey, 15 beneficiaries from Armenia

15 December 2014

25 December 2014

31 December 2014

 

25 beneficiaries from Turkey, 15 beneficiaries from Armenia

1 March 2015

10 March 2015

15 March 2015

 

25 beneficiaries from Turkey, 15 beneficiaries from Armenia

 

The application form for the Turkey-Armenia Travel Grant is available on: http://form.jotformeu.com/hrantdinkfoundation/travelgrant

 

Before filling in and submitting your application, please read the Turkey-Armenia Travel Grant Regulations, which includes the priorities and eligibility criteria. 

 

For your questions, you can contact the project coordinators Müge Yamanyılmaz and Anna Yeghoyan at travelgrant@hrantdink.org

 

Turkey-Armenia Travel Grant Selection Committee Members

 

Anahit Minassian

 

Dikran Altun

 

Feray Salman

 

Gayane Mkrtchyan

 

Neslihan Özgüneş

 

Turkey-Armenia Travel Grant is financed by the European Union within the framework of the Support to the Armenia-Turkey Normalisation Process.

 

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