Eurasia Foundation frequently seeks outside evaluations of its operations and programs. Through these evaluations and regularly scheduled internal audits, the Foundation ensures that its efforts provide the greatest return on donors’ investment and make a positive impact on communities.
Why did EF decide to establish a local foundation?
Since EF began working in Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia, it has sought to strengthen local actors as the agents of positive social and democratic change. In doing so, EF has gained a reputation as a local actor itself – relying heavily on the type of expertise and knowledge that comes from years of experience in these countries to identify priorities and create programs. In a sense, localizing will simply put EF’s legal structure in line with the way we have been operating for more than 10 years. In addition, localizing allows the Foundation to ensure that its mission and goals for advancing civil society will be maintained over the long term.
Where does EPF get its funding?
In Armenia, EPF receives core funding from USAID (through a cooperative agreement). In addition to this core funding, EPF raises a substantial amount of funds from other local and international public, private and corporate donors.
How will localization affect the number and amount of grants EPF makes each year?
EPF’s funding levels are not expected to change as a result of localization. In fact, we hope that localization will allow us to increase the resources that are available to local partners and grantees.
How will these changes affect current grantees and grant seekers?
Minimally! Because the assets of EF must be transferred to EPF, current EF grantees will be simply be transferred from EF to EPF in February 2008. Although EPF reserves the right to make changes if we believe it will improve transparency in the process, no major changes to contracts, grant agreements or grant application procedures are anticipated at this time.
What will happen to SCCP - the South Caucasus Cooperation Program?
The South Caucasus Cooperation Program has been fully integrated into each of EPF’s offices in Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia. Although we will no longer be using the name “SCCP,” the Foundation will continue to carry out trilateral and bilateral grants programs and other cross-border initiatives. In fact, Cross-Border Cooperation is one of EPF’s core program mandates (click here to read more.)
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12 June 2012
The “Forum for 21st Century Leaders” NGO from Armenia along with its partner “The Earth Association” in Turkey organized a workshop in Aghveran, Armenia on May 28-30, 2012 that brought together 12 young environmentalists from a number of civic initiatives and organizations in Turkey and Armenia.
08 June 2012
As part of the “Sweet Confusion – Sweet Sixties” project, the National Association of Art Critics (AICA Armenia), together with Anadolu Kültür, National Armenian Cinema Center, Armenia Turkey Cinema Platform and tranzit.at, will hold screenings of a number of Armenian and Turkish films and a cinema and cultural critics’ conference on June 11-13 in Nairi Cinema in Yerevan.