On March 22-24, 2016, the Heinrich Boell Foundation held Green Academy Spring Session - “Green Prospects in the Youth Political Activism in Armenia and Georgia“. The programme covered a wide range of issues within the discourse of Green politics and offered diverse food for thought.
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.
As the world goes through what some pundits have already called a new “energy revolution”, one of its most obvious and far-reaching consequences is the downward trend in oil and natural gas prices. Coupled with recent geopolitical developments, namely the so called “Iranian opening”, this development looks set to open up new opportunities for Armenia.
The South Caucasus Regional Office of the Heinrich Boell Foundation announces a call for participation in the Green Academy 2016 Spring Session in Armenia Green Prospects in the Youth Political Activism in Armenia and Georgia (22-24, March 2016, Tsakhkadzor, Armenia).
Am 19. Juni begannen Proteste gegen erhöhte Elektrizitätspreise in Eriwan. Mit der Auflösung der Barrikaden am 6. Juli endete die Bewegung vorerst. Zwischenzeitlich bekam sie großen Zulauf und kann als Schritt in Richtung Stärkung der armenischen Zivilgesellschaft gesehen werden.
IS-held territory is quite close to Armenia, around 400 kilometers as the crow flies. The threats emanating from the IS have a geopolitical and regional component which are bound to be a concern for Armenia.
The concept of "gender backlash" encompasses too activities pursued by a multitude of different local initiatives all over Central and Eastern Europe, which strongly promote tradition over equality. In many cases these groups appear to be backed and inspired both by influential US-American “pro life” organisations as well as the Kremlin’s "Gay-rope" propaganda, which aims to discredit the European Union as a place of moral decline.
The theme of Armenian Genocide is currently taught in Armenian schools in eighth grade history classes. Though according to the recent field observations, the 100th anniversary commemoration reveals a considerable shift from what used to be, something, which deserves deeper analysis in the future.