The Fellowship Scheme will offer 18 professionals from Armenia and Turkey the opportunity to live and follow a special programme at a specific Host Organisation in the neighbouring country for 4 to 8 months. Individuals who proposed their own project ideas, other than the fellowship opportunities offered by the listed Host Organisations will also develop their project in the neighboring country.
The Fellowship Scheme aims to enable cross-border learning opportunities in areas where further exchange of expertise and lasting cooperation is much needed, such as academia, civil society, media, culture and arts, translation and interpreting/language-learning and law.
63 organisations from Turkey, 25 from Armenia offered fellowship programs for the Turkey-Armenia Fellowship Scheme. The Fellowship Scheme, which started accepting applications in June 2014, received 36 applications from Turkey, 55 from Armenia.
As stated in the Turkey-Armenia Fellowship Scheme Regulation with regard to the selection process, the applications have been redirected to Host Organizations and to the independent Selection Committee. Fellows, who have been chosen in line with the selection criteria and priorities outlined in the Regulation, are declared. During the period between October 2014 and May 2015, 18 professionals from both countries will arrive in the neighboring country and begin their programs.
We are delighted to announce that the Hrant Dink Foundation will be offering support to the fellows of the Turkey-Armenia Fellowship Scheme in the neighboring country to promote cross-border affiliation and cooperation.
|Anna Muradyan||YUVA Association|
|Sona Dilanyan||Boğaziçi University Peace Education, Application and Research Centre|
|Ruzanna Baghdasaryan||Anadolu Kültür|
|Astghik Igityan||CNN Türk|
|Daniel Khachatryan||Turkish Economic and Social Studies Foundation|
|Sona Mnatsakanyan||Kadir Has University Lifelong Education Centre|
|Seda Shekoyan||Istanbul Museum of Modern Art|
|Hayarpi Hovhannisyan||Yıldız Technical University Art & Design Faculty|
|Marianna Hovhannisyan||SALT Research|
|Sofya Manukyan||Istanbul Bilgi University Human Rights Law Research Centre|
|Haroiut Marachlian||Istanbul Şehir University Center for Modern Turkish Studies|
|Gaye Coşar||Civilitas Foundation|
|Suzan Rozita Meryem Al Jadeeh||Gallery 25|
|Candan Badem||Institute of Oriental Studies|
|Nil Delahaye||Women's Resource Center|
|Meltem Naz Kaşo||PINK Armenia|
|Emine Onaran İncirlioğlu||Caucasus Research Resource Center|
During their program, Turkey-Armenia Fellowship Scheme fellows’ experiences, stories and photographs in the neighbouring country will be shared with public through the website of the Beyond Borders Turkey-Armenia - www.armtr-beyondborders.org.
Turkey-Armenia Fellowship Scheme Selection Committee
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.