In many countries around the world people are protesting against injustice, abuse of power, dire living conditions, and they are campaigning for higher standards. In the process new forms of citizens’ participation in political and administrative processes are evolving. We support all attempts to achieve greater democratisation and participation.
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?
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
Environmental Protection & Sustainable Development
Ecology and sustainable development are among the important issues South Caucasus Regional Office of the Heinrich Boell Foundation concentrates on. Together with our partners we monitor and analyze recent developments in the field of energy, environmental protection and climate change.
(ongoing project) In 2018 the organization World Experience for Georgia (WEG) with support of the South Caucasus Regional office of the Heinrich Boell Foundation implements project "Energy Poverty - Guidance for Public Discourse and State Policy in the time of Reform".
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.
The perception of the EU in the South Caucasus has changed significantly since summer 2008 when then President of the Council of the EU, Nicolas Sarkozy, brokered the cease fire agreement between Russia and Georgia.
Deutschland hat sich in den vergangenen zwei Jahren verändert. Dies zeigte sich auch am Ergebnis der Bundestagswahl. Für Georgien wäre es wichtig, diese Veränderungen in seiner Außenpolitik zu bedenken, um seine Interessen in Berlin und Brüssel umsetzen zu können. ქართულად
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.
The persisting “frozen” military conflicts surrounding the South Ossetia, Abkhazia and Nagorno Karabakh regions restrict sustainable economic and social development as well as the establishment of free democratic civil societies in the South Caucasus.
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.