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.
The Public Journalism Club announces a competition for journalistic projects within the framework of the “Trajectories” program implemented with the support of International Alert. The aim of the competition is to reveal the problems caused by the war, to cover human stories and life after the war. Journalistic projects should have a thematic focus: howSeptember 29, 2021
Observations on the Report on Humanitarian Consequences of the 44-day War between Armenia and Azerbaijan by Paul Gavan, Rapporteur, Committee on Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons
On September 13, 2021 PACE published draft report on humanitarian consequences of the 44-day war between Armenia and Azerbaijan prepared by Paul Gavan, Rapporteur on Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons. Despite some important statements, the report, nevertheless, does not reflect the reality in several areas and puts fallacious equality between Armenia and Azerbaijan, when thereSeptember 28, 2021
Author: Ani Minasyan Colonel Mekhak Arzumanyan, Head of the Emergency Situations Service of the unrecognized Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, told his stories to the “Trajectories” project. He is one of the rescuers who, since November 13, 2020, have been participating in the search for the bodies of servicemen who died in the second Karabakh war. Mekhak ArzumanyanSeptember 20, 2021
The incident that took place in the National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia on August 24, 2021 with the involvement of the officers of the General Department of State Protection was accompanied by the removal of the journalists from the lodge of the parliament session hall by the officers of the National Security Service.August 26, 2021
The undersigned Armenian civil society representatives are deeply concerned vis-à-vis the international response over the continued instability on the Armenia-Azerbaijan border in the light of the fact that Azerbaijan has for months been violating the territorial integrity of the Republic of Armenia in flagrant violation of international law and regularly inciting military clashes. In thisAugust 25, 2021
Project title: Covid-19 Reflection Implementer: Public Journalism Club Donor: International Republican Institute (IRI) Implementation Period: 01.09.2021 – 31.01.2022 Project Goal: The aim of the program is to raise public awareness on pandemic and vaccines in Armenia through non-traditional awareness-raising formats, such as social advertising, SMS, press releases, by creating an explanatory material, making a documentaryOctober 17, 2021
Project title: Regional CSOs Against Disinformation Implementing organization: Public Journalism Club Donor: Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania to the Republic of Armenia / Lithuanian Development Cooperation Implementation period: July 2021 – October 2021 The aim of the project is to promote the capacity development of CSOs in 10 regions of Armenia in the process of combatting disinformation andJuly 11, 2021