Program Priorities 2024-2026

The overarching goal of our work is to contribute to the democratization processes of Georgia, Armenia, and Azerbaijan. We provide grants, support grassroots initiatives, and implement our own activities. 

Please get in touch with us if you would like to collaborate. We start planning for the following year every September, but more spontaneous requests are always welcome too.

Component A: The program contributes to more democratic states and societies in the South Caucasus. 

A1: A pluralistic, critical discourse on history

A stronger, more resilient network of researchers from all SC countries on Soviet and post-Soviet history grows & contributes to a more pluralistic and critical public discourse.

A2: Green youth development

Young professionals, students, and activists promote green values* and politics in the South Caucasus. 

*Green values: ecology, justice, equality, democracy, freedom 

A3: Systemic democratic change

CSOs, hbs, and independent media advance conceptual discussions on systemic democratic change.

Component B: The program contributes to gender equality and more feminist societies in the South Caucasus. 

B1: Gender equality and feminism on the public agenda

Feminist and queer actors advance diverse gender equality issues on the public agenda.

B2: Questioning the status quo of care work

Civil society actors, including activists, researchers, and artists, engage in evidence-based discussions to challenge the gendered status quo of formal and informal care work.

Component C: The program contributes to the sustainable use of natural resources and environmentally, economically, and socially just development. 

Sustainable resource management and an effective response to the climate crisis

Based on environmental and human rights principles, civil society actors advocate locally and nationally for sustainable* resource management and an appropriate response to the climate crisis. 

*The sustainable management of natural resources strives for balance between these dimensions: maintaining the long-term use of resources while maximizing social benefits and minimizing environmental impacts.

Component D: The program contributes to more diverse and informed discussions on foreign policy and regional affairs and conflicts. 

Green perspectives in foreign policy and regional affairs and conflicts 

Foreign policy experts and journalists bring perspectives to discussions on foreign policy and regional affairs and conflicts that are based on peace, democracy, human rights, and human security, and that include feminist perspectives and women.