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In the mosque. Village Chantliskuri, Kakheti Region, Georgia. Photo: Marco Fieber. Creative Commons LizenzvertragThis image is licensed under Creative Commons License.

Nationals of many Western and non-Western countries are joining the IS cause and those that survive the fight will bring home with them extensive battle experience and new ideas about social and political life. The danger to peace and civic order, and the growing influence of this quasi-religious military movement casts shadow over the South Caucasus, which is not at all far from IS-held territory.

Recently, the EU launched a consultation on the future of its relations with neighbouring countries. The ENP was last reviewed in 2011. Given the significant developments in the neighbourhood since then, it is essential to undertake a fundamental review of the principles on which the policy is based as well as its scope and how its instruments should be used. As political foundation represented in the region, hbs participated at the review process and submitted our evaluation to the European Commission.


On June 12, 2015, the South Caucasus Regional Office of the Heinrich Boell Foundation (HBF SC) organized the regional energy conference bringing together the representatives of academia, politicians, civil society, governmental organizations and international organizations, from Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia to discuss the prospects of the sustainable energy systems in the South Caucasus Countries. 

The South Caucasus Regional Office of the Heinrich Boell Foundation announces a call for participation in the Green Academy 2015!

Democracy

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The professional NGO world is unable to reverse the major global trends. It can, however, prevent projects and policies by forging powerful alliances - and build alternatives.

The South Caucasus Regional Office of the Heinrich Boell Foundation announces the first results of the Call for Project Proposals for 2015/2016.

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Europe and South Caucasus

Eurasian Union
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Since a controversial decision to sacrifice an Association Agreement with the EU in favor of joining the then-Customs Union, Armenia has gradually comes to terms with its new, more limited position. Armenia’s so-called “Eurasian choice” has become a new reality, imposing new challenges and serious constraints on the future trajectory of both economic development and the democratization of the country.     

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In recent years, the South Caucasus energy transit corridor has occupied a significant place within the formation of the European Union’s energy security system. It starts with Azerbaijan supplying the EU member states with Caspian Sea oil, using both offshore and onshore infrastructure. New gas pipelines are being designed and brought into use. Consequently, the issue of security and sustainability of South Caucasus’s transit potential is on the agenda.

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Conflict Transformation

South Caucasus Regional Office of the Heinrich Boell Foundation announces call for project proposals for 2015/2016.

The project “Stories from the South Caucasus” is implemented in cooperation with netgazeti.ge and its main goal is to produce news and articles regarding to the latest developments of the South Caucasus and accordingly, raise awareness and the level of interest of Georgian population on neighboring countries, as well as conflict regions of Georgia.

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Ecology and Sustainable Development

Biodiversity
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Barbara Unmüßig, Co-President of the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung, contributed to Project Syndicate by demanding radical goals for sustainable development to succeed the United Nations' Millenium Development Goals.

The project implemented by Human Rights Education and Monitoring Center (EMC) in collaboration with the Green Alternative with the financial support of Heinrich Böll Foundation aims to support environmental and social justice principles by strengthening the employees in the industrial zones, and the young civil society activists. As well as by increasing awareness towards the existing problem in the society.

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We are honored to welcome you on 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.

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Goal of the present study is to identify the main features of the energy sectors of Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Armenia and enable readers to draw conclusions on the extent to which the vectors of energy development of the neighbouring countries coincide and whether there is a common vision for the development of the energy sector within the region.