Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung

Scholarship Programme Alumni Meeting 2018

Report

On occasion of the 15-year anniversary of the South Caucasus Regional Office of the Heinrich Boell Foundation, former scholarship holders of the Foundation from Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia gathered on July 5th, 2018 in Tbilisi.

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

Call for Participation in Green Academy 2018 in Armenia

Announcement

The South Caucasus Regional Office of the Heinrich Boell Foundation announces a call for participation in the Green Academy 2018 in Armenia! The Academy of 2018, planned for September, October and November, is divided into three educational modules: Reflecting on Green Values, Gender in Change and Peace Transformation. հայերեն

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.

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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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