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Support to the Armenia-Turkey Normalisation Process: Stage One
19.05.2014

Support to the Armenia-Turkey Normalisation Process is a programme implemented by a Consortium of eight civil society organisations from both countries with the financial assistance of the European Union under the Instrument for Stability.

 

The overall objective of the programme is to promote civil society efforts towards the normalisation of relations between Turkey and Armenia and towards an open border by enhancing people-to-people contacts, expanding economic and business links, promoting cultural and educational activities and facilitating access to balanced information in both societies.

 

The Consortium partners include 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.

 

The programme will last for 18 months as of January 2014 with a budget of € 2,000,000.

 

The programme will include a series of activities such as media support, TV talk shows and citizen reporting to contribute to better mutual understanding. The programme will also include travelling discussions; workshops and trainings for youth and teachers; exchange of artists, architects, and entrepreneurs; fellowship opportunities and travel support to enhance encounters and cooperation across the border. Research on business and economic opportunities; celebrity discussions about the past; and opinion exchanges of high-level former officials will also be a part of the programme.

 

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 created a Grant Scheme to invite individuals and civil society organisations from Armenia and Turkey - other than the Consortium members - to propose and implement their own project ideas, which will contribute to the overall objective of the Programme and multiply the shared outcomes.

 

The results of all activities will be shared with the public through the trilingual website, which will serve as a networking tool featuring the overall picture of the past, current, and future developments in Armenia-Turkey dialogue initiatives.

 

For further information, please contact [email protected] 

Support to the Armenia-Turkey Normalisation Process: Stage Two

Support to the Armenia-Turkey Normalisation Process: Stage Two (ATNP2) is a programme implemented by a Consortium of eight civil society organisations from Armenia and Turkey with the financial assistance of the European Union under the Instrument contributing to Stability and Peace. ATNP2 builds upon the achievements of ATNP1 implemented between 2014-2015.

The overall objective of the programme is to empower and engage civil societies of Turkey and Armenia to contribute to the enhanced regional peace and stability, democratic pluralism and social inclusion across and within their societies. This will be achieved through engaging new actors in economic, cultural, educational, and awareness-raising activities between Armenia and Turkey, and improving information flow, communication exchange and networking between media, expert communities and institutions.

The Consortium partners include Civilitas Foundation (CF), EurasiaPartnership Foundation (EPF), Public Journalism Club (PJC), Regional Studies Center (RSC) from Armenia; and Anadolu Kültür, the Economic Policy Research Foundation of Turkey (TEPAV), Citizens Assembly (CA), and Hrant Dink Foundation from Turkey.

The programme started in April 2016 and will last for 16 months with a budget of € 1.500.000.

The programme will include a series of activities in the areas of Business, Policy Research, Culture, Education, Media and Youth. The programme will support travel and fellowship opportunities targeting different actors and segments of societies. Within the programme various activities will be implemented,including workshops and trainings for youth; exchange of architects and entrepreneurs; research on business and economic opportunities; media research;agribusiness development; youth and community development as well as policy analysis.

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 will continue the Grant Scheme initiated within the ATNP1 to invite individuals and civil society organisations from Armenia and Turkey - other than the Consortium members - to propose and implement their own project ideas, which will contribute to the overall objective of the programme and multiply the shared outcomes.

The results of all activities will be shared with the public through the trilingual website, which will serve as a networking tool featuring the overall picture of the past, current, and future developments in Armenia-Turkey dialogue initiatives.

For further information, please contact [email protected]

Support to the Armenia-Turkey Normalisation Process Programme - Bridge Funding

The EU-funded Support to the Armenia-Turkey Normalisation Process (ATNP) programme aims to empower and engage civil societies of Turkey and Armenia to contribute to the enhanced regional peace and stability, democratic pluralism and social inclusion across and within their societies. This will be achieved through engaging new actors in economic, cultural, educational, and awareness-raising activities between Armenia and Turkey, and improving information flow, communication exchange and networking between media, expert communities and institutions.

 

The Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs granted to Eurasia Partnership Foundation a contribution amounting to 1,900,000 Swedish kronor for a Bridge Funding project to support the ATNP programme over the period from November 2017 to December 2018.

 

The Bridge Funding project will be implemented by the ATNP Consortium comprising four Armenia-registered CSOs including Eurasia Partnership Foundation, Civilitas Foundation, Regional Studies Center, and Public Journalism Club; and four Turkey-registered CSOs including Economic Policy Research Foundation of Turkey, Anadolu Kültür, Hrant Dink Foundation, and the Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly.

 

The Bridge Funding project will help sustain the accumulated organizational resource and institutional memory of the ATNP Consortium; sustain the core functions of the Consortium; and keep the momentum with local and international beneficiaries and stakeholders.

Stage 3

Support to the Armenia-Turkey Normalisation Process Stage Three: Consolidation and Moving Forward (ATNP-3) is implemented by a Consortium of eight civil society organisations from Armenia and Turkey: Eurasia Partnership Foundation (EPF), Civilitas Foundation (CF), Regional Studies Center (RSC) and Public Journalism Club (PJC) from Armenia and Economic Policy Research Foundation of Turkey (TEPAV), Anadolu Kültür (AK), Hrant Dink Foundation (HDF), and the Citizens’ Assembly (CA) from Turkey.

The project is a logical continuation of the earlier EU-supported Actions – ATNP: Stage One (ATNP-1) and ATNP: Stage Two (ATNP-2), implemented by the same Consortium in 2014-2015 and 2016-2018, and it will complement the earlier efforts of the Consortium.

The Overall Objective of the project is to prepare a fertile ground for bolder political developments and larger-scale interventions that will contribute to the opening of the Armenia-Turkey land border and establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries.

The project started in September 2019 and will last for two years.

The project aims

  • to enlarge the ranks of supporters of the Armenia-Turkey dialogue and normalization through building-up on the long-term cooperation with existing partners and engaging new actors in the dialogue process.
  • to explore and map multi-dimensional interventions in support of Armenia-Turkey normalization through effective engagement with local state and non-state stakeholders, as well as with international actors.

In order to achieve its goals the consortium members will implement a number of small to medium-scale activities targeting different layers and diverse stakeholders of the society. The consortium will facilitate engagement, interaction and dialogue between the people of Armenia and Turkey, which will build on the relationships developed among the beneficiaries of ATNP-1 and ATNP-2, and will engage new actors from among the grassroots, civil society, women and youth groups/organisations, policy, government structures and business communities.

The results of all activities will be shared with the public through its trilingual website: www.armenia-turkey.net.

Description of ATNP-3 activities

  1. Mush Assessment Report of the Architectural Cultural Heritage (Anadolu Kültür, EPF)

Anadolu Kültür and EPF will initiate the process of scientifically documenting the present condition of monuments comprising the Armenian cultural heritage in Mush region, assessing the risk, and contributing to extending their lifespan. This will be conducted through a site-visit to Mush in order to assess the current conditions of Armenian monuments in the region. In addition to this, the group of experts will also document the present conditions of buildings and the damage they have suffered as well as architectural drawing programs will be used to digitize the measurements of buildings carrying the risk of collapse or lacking architectural plans. This will greatly contribute towards increasing the attention of local and national authorities, facilitating the advocacy for emergency actions to save the historic structures and provide the related stakeholders with a proper methodology for existing and future restoration projects. The findings and the recommendations will be compiled in the publication of the “Mush Assessment Report of the Architectural Cultural Heritage.”

  1. Follow-up Support to Sub-grants and Other Beneficiaries (EPF; Consortium)

EPF and the Consortium will provide a small-scale support to ensure follow up funding to some of the crucially important developments from ATNP’s Sub-grant Scheme and other components/activities of ATNP’s previous stages. It aims to have several (at least five) small projects implemented by either the ATNP sub-grant beneficiaries or the beneficiaries of other components of the ATNP programme. It will strengthen the overall impact of the ATNP programme, and enlarge the circle of beneficiaries and stakeholders.

  1. ‘Think Future’ Event (EPF; Consortium)

‘Think Future’ event aims at gathering the ANTP beneficiaries and stakeholders to brainstorm on ideas for the future programming of Armenia-Turkey dialogue which will be backed by wide range of stakeholders involved in Armenia-Turkey dialogue initiatives. This event will bring together businessmen and artists, filmmakers and scientists, architects and political analysts, journalists and teachers from Turkey and Armenia to discuss the future of Armenia-Turkey relations.

  1. ‘1.5 Track Diplomacy’ Event (EPF)

1.5 Track Diplomacy is a one-day round-table discussion to enhance the programme’s visible policy impact through the engagement of policy-makers in more open policy discussions at the Track 1.5 and Track 2 Diplomacy levels. It will bring together ex-politicians, diplomats, representatives of humanitarian organizations, high-ranking officials and civil society representatives, journalists and academicians from Armenia, Turkey, and presumably from other countries of the region. The round-table discussion will result in a policy paper that will be disseminated among stakeholders in Armenia and Turkey. It will also establish partnerships among participants at the track 1.5 level.

EPF organized similar Track 1.5 event on “Regional and National Security Dynamics: Armenia-Turkey Relations” in 2017 within ATNP Stage 2. The event resulted in a publication presenting the overview of national security concepts and frameworks of the past 25 years in Armenia, Turkey, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Iran, as well as Russia, United States of America, European Union, and China with a special focus on Armenia-Turkey relations.

Cross-Cutting activities

  1. Sub-grant Scheme (EPF; Consortium)

Sub-grant scheme aims to engage a larger group of beneficiaries/stakeholders in the programme activities ensuring a wider engagement of civil society actors in the Armenia-Turkey dialogue. The activity will support a series of sub-grant projects that may or may not engage partners from the other side (Armenia or Turkey) and offer new (innovative) ideas in promoting the normalization between the two countries. This may include ideas that promote economic/business collaboration and cooperation and best practice exchange in protection of the rights of the disabled. All supported projects will adhere to the principles of gender equality and inclusive participation. They will increase the impact and visibility of ATNP and other confidence-building initiatives between the two countries.

This project is funded by the European Union.

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