Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung

Dear Friends,
Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung South Caucasus will be closed from August 14, 2017 through August 20, 2017 for Summer Vacation. The Office resumes its work on August 21.
Wish you all pleasant summer days!

Peace in the South Caucasus is highly valued. However, a long history of violent conflicts and deeply rooted territorial claims make this coveted peace hard to achieve. Conflict in Nagorny Karabakh does not promise a speedy resolution and does not appear to show any sign of transformation in political discussions taking place within the nations engaged in it.

On July 22-27, 2017 the South Caucasus Office of the Heinrich Boell Foundation organized the third summer school in the frameworks of Green Academy - Connect the Struggles: Politics, Economy, Society and Activism in the Search for Alternatives.

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Green Academy 2017 organized in Bazaleti (Georgia) on 22-28 July, 2017, hosted hbs scholarship holders from Germany. Corinna Hillebrand-Brem shares her impressions about the Academy. (in German)

Democracy

On July 12-16, 2017, Ms Rebecca Harms, member of the European Parliament, visited Georgia. Ms Harms participated in the conference “European Way of Georgia” held in Batumi, and also held meetings with representatives of the civil society organizations, media and political parties in Tbilisi.

The long-term advocacy strategy/declaration to combat homo/bi/transphobia aims to support the elimination of discrimination against LGBTI persons in Georgia via a complex approach. We call on organisations that share the issues outlined in the strategy/declaration to join and confirm their support.

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Europe and South Caucasus

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On July 13-14, the 14th International Conference “Georgia’s European Way” will take place in Batumi. The event enables an important exchange and a joint discussion among government and civil society actors from Georgia and its partner countries on progress achieved and challenges remaining on the former’s road to European integration. We present an in-depth analysis of these perspectives in Ivane Chkhikvadze’s telling article.
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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.

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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

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In a post-industrial era where cities across the globe have taken an entrepreneurial approach to urban territorial management, mega-events have become a prominent part of urban policies (Harvey, 1989). The Olympics and the Formula 1 World Championship are examples of internationally-significant mega-events, typically with an abundance of visitors and global media audiences of billions.

(ongoing project) Since 2016, the South Caucasus Regional Office of the Heinrich Boell Foundation has been supporting Georgian Young Greens to organize Green Political Festival. "Green Fest" aims to spread green values within the youth, increase their political activism and participation and debate the most acute challenges of the country.

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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

The Heinrich Böll Foundation South Caucasus Regional Office, with financial support of the EU, has initiated the implementation and overall supervision of a three-year action Solidarity Network for LGBTI in Armenia and Georgia, executed by a working group of NGOs - Women’s Initiatives Supporting Group (WISG), Human Rights Education and Monitoring Center (EMC) in Georgia and Society Without Violence (SWV) and Public Information and Need of Knowledge (PINK) in Armenia.

Latest Publication

Publication "Fight for the Public Space: When Private is Political" presents a collection of articles prepared in the frameworks of the International Gender Workshop, organized in March 2016 in Tbilisi.