Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung

Wir, nichteuropäische Europäer

Für Georgien war der Gastlandauftritt auf der diesjährigen Frankfurter Buchmesse, der größten der Welt, vor allem ein politischer Erfolg.

By Giorgi Maisuradze

Praktikum

Announcement

Zur Ergänzung und Unterstützung unseres Teams, suchen wir ab 21.01.2019 bis zum 30.04.2019 bzw. 31.05.2019 eine/n Praktikant/in für das Regionalbüro Südkaukasus der Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung in Tbilissi, Georgien.

Armenian Unfinished Revolution

Ishkanian's article "Armenian Unfinished Revolution" is discussing how Pashinyan with a small group of supporters, was able to mobilize a movement that brought about Sargsyan’s resignation. Read in Armenian

By Armine Ishkanian

100 years after: the countries of the South Caucasus from the declaration of independence till 2018

In order to commemorate 100 years anniversary since the declaration of independence of Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia, the Heinrich Boell Foundation presents analytical articles that on the one hand, reflect on the main foreign and internal priorities of the first republics and on the other hand, analyze what is the impact of the short-lived experiences of statehood on the democratic political culture of the South Caucasus.

Armeniens Samtene Revolution

Nach Massenprotesten ist der armenische Regierungschef und Ex-Präsident Sersch Sargsjan zurückgetreten. Das ist ein wichtiger Schritt zur weiteren Demokratisierung des Landes.

By Nino Lejava, Olya Azatyan

Democracy

Why Armenians Call for a Velvet Revolution

For almost a week now, huge rallies have shaken the Armenian capital of Yerevan, where Nikol Pashinyan, one of the leaders of the movement, called for a “velvet revolution”. But will the protesters this time successfully press for democratic accountability?

By Sonja Schiffers

Aserbaidschan: Vor der Wahl ist nach der Wahl

Am 11. April 2018 wird Ilham Alijew als aserbaidschanischer Präsident wiedergewählt werden. Repressionen gegen Regimegegner und ein  internationales Korruptionssystem bilden die Grundlage seiner Regentschaft.

By Nino Lejava, Thomas Rabensteiner
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Europe and South Caucasus

Armenian-Georgian Neighborhood: same directions or diverging paths?

Georgia and Armenia have strived to establish good neighborhood policy throughout centuries. There has been neighborly competition over certain issues but during the last two decades, governments of these countries have taken steps to develop joint initiatives in cultural, economic and political spheres.

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Conflict Transformation

Web-dossier. Dangerous Liaisons: Russia’s neighborhood policy in South Caucasus

Russia has its strategic interests in South Caucasus and tries to have a dominant position in the region. Its neighborhood policy comprised both hard and soft power tools that aim to increase influence over the countries of South Caucasus. However, Russia has had different results and has faced important obstacles while implementing its policies in Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia.

The State of Armenia-Turkey Relations

2018 is shaping up to be a consequential year for Turkey and Armenia. Both countries have been experiencing fundamental transformation of their social and political fabric. This short review discusses the influence of these changes on Armenia-Turkey relations. հայերեն

By Philip Gamaghelyan, Pinar Sayan
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Ecology and Sustainable Development

The Eventful Turn: Baku and Mega-Event Led Urban Changes

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.

By David Gogishvili
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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

Solidarity Network for LGBTI in Armenia and Georgia

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.

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