Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung

South Caucasus Regional Office of the Heinrich Boell Foundation is seeking Energy and Environmental Programme Coordinator!

The Women’s Initiatives Supporting Group (WISG) in Georgia and Public Information and Need of Knowledge (PINK) in Armenia, in cooperation with the South Caucasus Regional Office of the Heinrich Boll Foundation, are announcing a Call for Project Proposals for a small grants component within the EU-funded action Solidarity Network for LGBTI in Armenia and Georgia (2015-2017).

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The three South Caucasus countries have taken different routes towards integration into the European Union. The different approaches obstruct a common action for further integration into the EU.

Democracy

Repression of civil society is on the rise all over the world, even in supposedly democratic countries above reproach. Especially activists and organisations who advocate for democracy, human rights, and social and environmental justice are under pressure.

On November 7-11, 2016, the project staff of the cross-border EU-funded initiative Solidarity Network for LGBTI in Armenia and Georgia visited Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, to participate in a capacity building study tour aimed to transfer the experience of a similar EU-funded action Coming out! - Advocating promotion and protection of LGBT rights, implemented by the Heinrich Boell Foundation Bosnia and Herzegovina, in cooperation with the Sarajevo Open Center and CURE Foundation.

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Europe and South Caucasus

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Great Britain will leave the EU. What does that mean for European Union going forward? What can be done to strengthen political unity within the Union? A commentary by Ralf Fücks.

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We cannot quarantine ourselves from the instability that reigns south and east of Europe. Europe must strike a new balance between idealistic foreign policy and realism. The opening address of the  17th Annual Foreign Policy Conference

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Conflict Transformation

The South Caucasus Regional Office of the Heinrich Boell Foundation announces the first results of the Call for Project Proposals for 2017.

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From the outset, Germany’s chairmanship of the OSCE, in 2016, promised to be fraught with sizable challenges. One of these challenges came from the recent developments in the South Caucasus, which demonstrated with renewed force that national boundaries in the post-Soviet space, and thus the security situation, are still far from stable.

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Ecology and Sustainable Development

(closed project) On September 23-25, 2016 WECF in collaboration with the Heinrich Boell Foundation South Caucasus organized workshop for gender-sensitive energy cooperatives at resource center of the Rural Community Agency in Misaktsieli.

(ongoing project) The Acopian Center for the Environment (AUA) in cooperation with hbs organizes the Sustainable Energy Academy to create a community of students and young professionals in Armenia who will be equipped to promote and implement sustainable energy solutions at building, district/community, and national levels.

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Welcome

We are honored to welcome you to website of the South Caucasus Regional Office of the Heinrich Boell Foundation. The Regional Office operates in the entire South Caucasus. As a calling card of our activities and positions, we hope to provide information about our work in an accessible format. The new website is divided into our programme areas: Democratic Development, Dialogue between the EU and the South Caucasus, Conflict Transformation and Ecology and Sustainable Development. You are invited to visit us often for further updates, and please feel free to contact us should you have any questions or comments.

Feminist web-site of the Heinrich Boell Foundation South Caucasus

Latest Publication

This study report "From Prejudice To Equality: Study of societal attitudes towards LGBTI people in Armenia" was prepared by NGO PINK Armenia within the frames of the EU-funded project “Solidarity Network for LGBTI in Armenia and Georgia” implemented by the South Caucasus Regional Office of the Heinrich Boell Foundation.