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

Politics in the South Caucasus region cannot be viewed in isolation from developments worldwide and especially in the context of economic contest and tensions among the “great powers” active in the broader European, Middle East and Eurasian region. Decrease in prices on fossil fuel resources, fight over the routes of delivery of energy resources to the Western markets and struggle for political domination over the nations of weak/fragile sovereignty are manifested in a number of conflicts and social-economic and political turmoil taking place in these nations.

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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. This is a result, on the one hand, of the country’s change in its historical formulation, and on the other hand, it is a result of the fact that each subsequent government failed to recognize that secure working conditions create a space for people to think and act freely.

On March 22-24, 2016, the Heinrich Boell Foundation held Green Academy Spring Session - “Green Prospects in the Youth Political Activism in Armenia and Georgia“. The programme covered a wide range of issues within the discourse of Green politics and offered diverse food for thought.

Democracy

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.

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

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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.

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Is it possible that simplified travel to and from Europe and step-by-step integration with it can help to create a consensus in Abkhaz society that will make it possible for us Georgians to live in a single state with them?

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Ecology and Sustainable Development

(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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Armenia has already reported evidence of climate change, having documented a 1.1oC increase in the average summer temperature and a 10% reduction in average precipitation over the past 80 years.

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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 publication presents collection of Urban lectures held by urbanist-architect Lado Vardosanidze in the frameworks of the regional scholarship programme in 2004-2014 (in Georgian).