The Programme is implemented by a Consortium of eight civil society organisations including Civilitas Foundation (CF), Eurasia Partnership Foundation (EPF), Public Journalism Club (PJC), Regional Studies Center (RSC) from Armenia; and Anadolu Kültür, the Economic Policy Research Foundation of Turkey (TEPAV), Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly (hCa), and Hrant Dink Foundation from Turkey.
One of the main pillars of the Programme is inclusiveness – to engage and support new actors in the dialogue process.
To this end, the Consortium announced a Grant Scheme under the Programme in May, 2014 and invited individuals and civil society organisations from Armenia and Turkey to propose and implement their own project ideas that contribute to the overall objective of the Programme.
A total of 57 applications were received, 34 from Armenia and 23 from Turkey.
An Evaluation Committee, made up of the designated representatives from all members of the Consortium, has made a thorough assessment of all the incoming applications based on the selection criteria announced in the Call for Applications.
We are very happy to announce that the Evaluation Committee recommended for funding a total of 7 applicants, 4 from Armenia 3 from Turkey, which will implement their own project ideas for Armenia-Turkey normalisation process.
“Face to Face” by IMC TV (Turkey)
“New Housing Solution for the Earthquake-displaced in Van, Turkey” by Urban Foundation for Sustainable Development (Armenia)
“Glazed Time - Sırlanmış Zaman” by Nar Photos (Turkey)
“Platform for Young Environmentalists in Turkey and Armenia” by Yeryüzü Derneği - Earth Association (Turkey)
“Turkish Women’s Films Program Screening in IWFF KIN” by Legal Gender Cultural Foundation LIZA (Armenia)
“Cross-cultural Bridge between the Youth of Armenia and Turkey” by Forum Theater (Armenia)
“Neighbors by Destiny” by Journalists for the Future (Armenia)
The Consortium will assist the awarded projects with networking and publicity. The awarded grantees will be included in the pool of Consortium contacts and will receive updates on the Programme as well as invitations to various Consortium events.
The Consortium will also share the results of the awarded projects through the tri-lingual website of the Programme www.armenia-turkey.net.
The Grant Scheme has so far awarded the € 130 000 out of its total funding of € 200,000. The Grant Scheme will continue to support individuals and organisations from the two countries with grants ranging from €5,000 to €30,000.
We invite all interested individuals and organisations to submit their project proposals for the second deadline on September 15th, 2014.
The applicants will receive Consortium’s feedback in October 2014. In this case, projects can start in November 2014 with the final date of activities being April 30th, 2015.
Applications should be submitted in English including the following documents in the requested format.
Application Form (proposal) in MS Word and PDF formats
Budget in MS Excel and PDF formats
Grants Management Questionnaire (for legal entities only) in PDF format only.
Armenia-based applicants should submit their application packages electronically to Eurasia Partnership Foundation (Armenia) at [email protected]
Turkey-based applicants should submit their application packages to Hrant Dink Foundation (Turkey) at [email protected]
Before the submission of the applications, applicants should read the Guidelines for the Grant Applications.
Armenia-based applicants can address their inquiries to Mr. Vazgen Karapetyan at +374 10 25 15 75 (ext. 105), [email protected] .
Turkey-based applicants can address their inquiries to Ms. Burcu Becermen at +90 212 240 33 61, [email protected] .
Support to the Armenia-Turkey Normalisation Processis funded by the European Union
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.