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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

Georgian aspirations towards NATO and the EU specifically, and Europe in general, are likely to play an important role in the upcoming Georgian elections, scheduled for the 8th of October. In anticipation of the July 8-9 NATO Summit in Warsaw, hbs explores the significance of NATO-Georgia relations & the question of sovereignty for small states in the context of security.

“Every single time we gather and discuss the issues which are more than important nowadays for achieving equality and non-discrimination towards the LGBTI community and allies, I proudly understand one simple fact: Who, if not us? And, when, if not now?" – Arman Sahakyan, New Generation Humanitarian NGO, Armenia

Democracy

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

On March 2-4, 2016, the South Caucasus Regional Office of the Heinrich Boell Foundation hosted the 5th International Gender Workshop Women in the Public Spaces: when Personal Becomes Political.

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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.

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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.

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Conflict Transformation

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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.

South Caucasus Regional Office of the Heinrich Boell Foundation announces call for Project Proposals for 2017.

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Ecology and Sustainable Development

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Ensuring that workers are guaranteed basic labor rights is still a serious challenge in Georgia. The source of these problems is the state’s policy of inaction, which, on the one hand, is the result of the country’s transformation of its historical formations, and on the other hand, the realization by each of the Georgian governments that ensuring secure working conditions creates a space for people to think and act freely.

(ongoing project) The Centre for Cultural Relations – Caucasian House in cooperation with the South Caucasus Regional Office of the Heinrich Boell Foundation, in 2016, will implement a project Green Ideas for Georgia’s Progressive Development. The project, through critical assessment and utilization of European experience, aims to contribute to rethinking the principles of sustainable development and strengthening Green socio-political agenda in Georgia.

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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.

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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.