Support to Armenia-Turkey Settlement Process
Support to the Armenia-Turkey Normalization Process was a program implemented by a Consortium of eight civil society organizations from both countries with the financial assistance of the European Union under the Instrument for Stability.
The overall objective of the program is to promote civil society efforts towards the normalization 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 program lasted for 18 months as of January 2014 with a budget of € 2,000,000.
The program included a series of activities such as media support, TV talk shows and citizen reporting to contribute to better mutual understanding. The program also included travelling discussions; workshops and training 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 were a part of the program.
One of the main pillars of the Program 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 might contribute to the overall objective of the Program and multiply the shared outcomes.
The results of all activities have been shared with the public through the trilingual website, which serves as a networking tool featuring the overall picture of the past, current, and future developments in Armenia-Turkey dialogue initiatives.
In Relation to Press Briefing of State Department Spokesperson Matthew Miller
We, the undersigned civil society organizations from Armenia express our grave concerns over the statement of the US State Department on May 30, 2023 in relation to the remarks delivered by President of Azerbaijan Aliyev on May 28, 2023. Whereas we support the efforts aimed at achieving a lasting and sustainable settlement of Nagorno Karabakh conflictJune 2, 2023
An International Conference Dedicated to Combatting Disinformation and Propaganda Was Held in Yerevan
The Public Journalism Club (PJC) commemorated the World Press Freedom Day by organizing an international conference focused on countering disinformation and propaganda. The conference entitled “Combatting Disinformation and Propaganda: A Dialogue on Resilience Strategies in Armenia and Beyond”, brought together representatives from state structures, embassies, civil society, media outlets, international organizations, as well as ArmenianMay 12, 2023
STATEMENT: in support of the “Charjoum” movement, which is being prosecuted by the Azerbaijani embassy in France
May 11, at 09:30 in the morning, the first court session of the defamation suit filed against “Charjoum” by the Azerbaijani embassy in France will be held in the Paris Nanterre court. The Azerbaijani embassy accuses “Charjoum” of defamation for making publications on social networks about people who serve the interests of Aliyev’s dictatorship inMay 8, 2023
Civil Society Condemns Police Violence Against Young People
On the night of April 23 of this year, representatives of the RA Police invaded the territory of the “Poligraf” techno club without any justification or legal basis. This illegal invasion by the police was followed by a brutal beating of the young people in the club, then everyone was laid on the ground andApril 26, 2023
Invitation to Conduct Research: “Disinformation Flows and Fake Narratives of the Armenia-Turkey Normalization Process”
The Public Journalism Club (hereinafter as PJC) invites research organizations and individual researchers to apply for the competition to conduct research on the topic of “Disinformation Flows and Fake Narratives of the Armenia-Turkey Normalization Process.” The purpose of the research is to study disinformation flows, fake narratives, and conspiracy theories that circulate in the contextApril 21, 2023
Integrity of Justice ReformsMay 26, 2023
Support to the Armenia-Turkey Normalization Process: Rapid Response (ATNP Rapid Response)
Project Title: Support to the Armenia-Turkey Normalization Process: Rapid Response (ATNP Rapid Response) Donor Organization: European Union Lead Organization: Eurasia Partnership Foundation (EPF) Implementor Organizations: 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. PJC Collaboration: PublicMarch 20, 2023