Yerevan, Armenia – 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.
The 3-day program aimed at discussing the prospective of establishing continuous communication and cooperation between the involved Armenian and Turkish young experts/activists to address common environmental challenges and promote sustainable solutions at the national and international levels. The workshop concluded with follow-up planning and production of a joint policy brief to be presented/discussed within the Rio+20 NGO platform and other groups/events related to the Rio+20 Summit to be held on June 20-22, 2012. The policy brief is dedicated to the long-term cooperation between Armenian and Turkish environmental experts and civil society activists through establishment of a joint task force for discussing and developing cross-border environmental solutions.
Devin Bahceci, a participant from Turkey, mentioned: “We came together deeply motivated with the idea of voicing our message on sustainable future that we wished to create for our nations and future generations. We are determined to do our best and serve for this very compelling cause.”
A follow-up workshop is projected to be held in Istanbul later this year to finalize the networking strategy and plan for further activities.
The workshop was part of the “Support to Armenia-Turkey Rapprochement” project funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented by a Consortium comprising Eurasia Partnership Foundation, the Yerevan Press Club, the International Center for Human Development, and the Union of Manufacturers and Businessmen (Employers) of Armenia, in cooperation with a number of key Turkish partners, including the Global Political Trends Center, the Turkish-Armenian Business Development Council, Anadolu Kültür, GAYA research institute, the Media and Communications Department of Izmir University of Economics, Toplum Gönüllüleri Vakfi, the Turkish Economic and Social Studies Foundation, and the Economic Policy Research Foundation of Turkey.
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.