Armenia: Training for Sustainable Development
On May 26-28 FES and the Association for Sustainable Human Development organized a training for journalists on environmental issues in Armenia. About 30 journalists and invited experts discussed the major enveronmental challenges in the country. The articels and films which were written as a result of the 3-month project by the participants were presented during the training.
Armenia: Training “Motivation to Membership to the Trade Unions”
On May 26-28 FES in cooperation with the Confederation of Trade Unions of Armenia organaized a training on motivation to membership to the Trade Unions. The main topics of the training were the qualification of trade union leaders, the Trade Union as an organization of common interests of empolyees, and the structure of Trade Unions in Armenia. According to the motto “the Trade Union today and yesterday” the participants drafted the characteristic traits of the modern Trade Union.
Georgia: Radio Talk-Shows on the Economic and Social Policy in Georgia
The first Georgian radio started to broadcast the series of programs "The Law", where listeners were able to receive information regarding the legislative work of the Georgian Parliament. During the show the audience participated in discussions concerning various legislative proposals and expressed their opinions. The programs were focused on economic and social policy issues in Georgia. The project was supported by FES. See link.
Azerbaijan: Electronic Human Rights Education
FES supports the local implementation of the international program “Electronic Human Rights Education for Lawyers” which is designed and implemented by the Human Rights House Foundation. The main part of the program is distant training course for human rights lawyers and advocates. In February, 25 lawyers and advocates from Azerbaijan were selected as participants. On 31 March 2012 this group of Azerbaijani participant gathered for the first time with the support of FES in a regional seminar entitled “The role of education in the promotion and protecting of human rights”.
Armenia: Strategies for Collective Bargaining
From March 23 – 25, 2012 FES organized a training on modernization of the trade unions in Armenia in cooperation with the branch trade union of the agriculture workers. The main training focused on collective agreements and strategies for collective bargaining in the state-owned and private companies.
Georgia: Webpage „Freedom & Democracy Watch“
FES started to support the independent web-project “Freedom & Democracy Watch” which was launched in September 2011. The main goal of this project is to provide critical and independent analysis and opinion on democracy, human rights and development in Georgia.
Armenia: Journalist-Training for Sustainable Development
On 09-10th of March FES and the Association for Sustainable Human Development organized a training for journalists in Armenia on environmental issues. Around 30 journalists and invited experts discussed the major environmental challenges in the country as well as the respective role and responsibilities of the media.
Georgia: Study „Social Dialogue in Georgia“
As part of the EU-supported project "Promoting Social Dialogue in Georgia," FES has published a study which assesses the problems and challenges of Social Dialogue in Georgia. The study has been conducted by the Georgian sociologist Marina Muskhelishvili and can be downloaded in English
South Caucasus: Regional cooperation of Trade Unions in the Chemical Industry
On the 2nd and 3rd of February the FES and the International Federation of Chemical, Energy, Mine and General Workers Union (ICEM) organized a workshop on regional cooperation on union organizing, social dialogue and investments in the chemical industry. Leading representatives from Trade Unions in Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia discussed problems and perspectives with their colleagues from Russia, Turkey and Norway. The results of the workshop should be basis for further cooperation between regional and international Trade Unions.
Azerbaijan: Documentary on Labour Rights
The Internet-TV station "Kanal 13" has produced a short documentary film about labour rights in Azerbaijan with the support of FES. The film discusses the lack of standards in Occupational Health and Safety (OHS), and portrays the fate of Ragif Mehdiyev who lost both arms in a workplace accident and who is left without support since then. Watch the film here