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Democracy

Democracy

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.

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

Environmental Protection & Sustainable Development

Environmental Protection and 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.

Energy Poverty - Guidance for Public Discourse and State Policy in the time of Reform

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". The main goal of the project is to provide the factual basis, logical framework and recommendations for state policy and public discourse on energy poverty issues.

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

Europe & South Caucasus

Europe and South Caucasus

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.

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

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

Conflict Transformation

Conflict Transformation

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.

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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