Georgia: Grants Competition


Call for Applications! Deadline 1st of December, 2015!!!

The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) South Caucasus Office is taking the initiative to carry out a countrywide empirical study in order to have analytical insights into the young generation’s perceptions, awareness, expectations and approaches towards the changing realities. The study will determine challenges young people face and urgent tasks within the society and politics.

Additional information is provided on the following page:


Georgia: Revising Soviet Memory


Creative Development Center with the support of the FES South Caucasus, will conduct the third part of the project “Revising Soviet Memory” at 9-15 October. Armenian, Azerbaijani and Georgian youth will participate through the simulations game.


Georgia: Georgian-Armenian Relations. Conflict Potentials and Opportunities for Enhanced Cooperation.


On July 29 the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung presented its study “
The Perceptions about Armenia’s and Georgia’s Policy Towards Each Other Among Two States’ Youth” in Tbilisi. It was conducted by the Political Science Association of Armenia and the Center for Social Sciences of Georgia on the initiative of FES. It consists of the perceptions of future political leaders in Georgia and Armenia towards each other. Both sides see great cultural similarities and have a strong interest in intensifying the intercultural exchange. The analysis shows that their mutual attitudes are shaped among other things by the Armenian minority living in Georgia. The English online version can be downloaded here.


Armenia: Experts discuss changes within the security structure of the South Caucasus


The influence of external actors and cooperation among the South Caucasian states were the subject of the 14
th International Conference on Regional Security from June 4 to 5 in Aghveran, Armenia. In collaboration with the Center for Political and Legal Studies “Concord”, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung invited academic experts and practitioners. Besides the interests of EU, USA and NATO, the consequences of the Ukrainian crisis and Russia`s foreign policy in the South Caucasus were analyzed. A special focus was set on the implications of the Turkish parliamentary elections on Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia.


Armenia: You are your voice in the parliament (Project: Public Online Parliament)


This is the call, with which the Friedrich Ebert Foundation, Armenia, in cooperation with the NGO for Education and Science, invites youth for active participation in the Public Online Parliament (POP). The platform provides space for online discussions and debates on current legislative proposals and issues of the Armenian National Assembly. The structure of the "POP" is similar to the Armenian Parliament. The topics will be discussed in relevant standing committees, the online MP’s can propose topics and draft legislation and bring according to the online poll. The results of the pilot project will be presented in the fall to the Armenian National Assembly and the Government.



Georgia: International Parliament Scholarship (IPS) of the German Bundestag


The German Bundestag in cooperation with the Berlin universities gives as part of its program "International Parliament Scholarship (IPS)", politically interested young people from 28 countries, including those from Georgia, a unique opportunity to get to know political decision-making processes in Germany.

More information on the program can be found on the Bundestag webpage:

Or, on the webpage of the German Embassy in Tbilisi:


The Russian Crisis and its Fallout


What are the consequences of the crisis in Russia for the neighboring countries? And what are the aftereffects for social and political stability in the region?

The Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation has asked nine authors from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan to analyze the consequences of the Russian crisis for their countries:

The Russian Crisis and its Fallout
The Impact on the Eastern Partnership States and Central Asia

Armenia: Youth Study 2015


The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) Armenia Office is taking the initiative to carry out an empirical study on perceptions and attitudes of young people towards the changing reality. FES is inviting competent institutes to tender for being the counterpart in this Enterprise.

Links: Armenian; English.


Armenia: “Armenia between EU and Eurasian Union”


After the so-called U-turn in Armenian foreign policy, the knowledge about possible consequences of the accession to Eurasian Customs Union also with respect to EU-Armenian relations is very low. Therefore the project “Armenia in Between EU and Eurasian Union”, that was implemented in cooperation with Yerevan Press Club, aimed at raising awareness on integration processes. In five round table discussions and three seminars experts from different spheres have analyzed the possible consequences of Armenia’s accession to Eurasian Customs Union for the region and the country. This was especially interesting in the light of the crises in Ukraine and the changing geopolitical landscape. The discussion offered a rare opportunity to debate questions of Eastern Partnership and of the Eurasian Union with relevant stakeholders.


Armenia: Quality journalism in Armenia


The media landscape in Armenia does not always correspond to professional standards. However, in transition countries the quality of reporting is of crucial importance for the public awareness for social and political problems. In order to improve the quality of journalism, the Yerevan Press Club in cooperation with Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung monitored articles of several national media on about 40 topics. In a weekly analytical review shortcomings and problems of accuracy were pointed out with the aim to raise awareness for problems in the field of reporting. The reviews were dedicated to topics such as socio-economic developments, local self-government reform, migration, environmental challenges, geopolitical choice of Armenia, etc.

Link: Yerevan Press Club (Armenian)


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