Grant List of 2004 Year


  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2004-10-28

    Program:

    Women

    Grant Number:

    14098

    Organization:

    Women's Right Center, NGO

    Contact:

    Susanna Vardanyan

    Grant Amount:

    13018 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to implement “The Stop Violence Against Women Website and National Monitor Project” in cooperation with Network Women’s Program (NWP) and Minnesota Advocates for Human Rights (MAHR) to maintain and further expand the Stop Violence against Women website, and develop a country monitor and on-line mentoring component, over the next three years. During the grant period the following activities will be conducted: to monitor national machineries and policy developments on violence against women and include that information on the website; to gather and solicit information from NGOs, academic institutions and government agencies in the country to include on the website; to coordinate and potentially collaborate with on-line information resources in the region; through the mentoring component, organize on-line discussion forums to address new developments in country or the region; to select information, links and draft narrative to include on the site; to consult with NWP and MAHR for a final determination of information to put up on the site. Maintenance of the website will be accomplished with MAHR taking the lead in maintaining the main body of the website including the sections on Domestic Violence, Sexual Harassment, Sexual Assault, Trafficking, International Law, Advocacy Tools, NGO Resources and Research Gateways. The website must reflect changes and amendments to laws, new policies, new research and new advocacy strategies and must be a complete and current resource. A new section will be added to the country pages describing cases, true stories, and success stories, statistics which could be used in different ways and at different levels: lobbing, educational programs, publications, combating against VAW, Trafficking in Human beings





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2004-07-19

    Program:

    Women

    Grant Number:

    14013

    Organization:

    Spiritual Armenia, NGO

    Contact:

    Anahit Harutyunyan

    Grant Amount:

    6930 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to implement a regional project (Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia) on Women's Actors History; to study public activities of Armenian women at the close of the 19th and at the beginning of the 20th centuries; to shed light on historical facts, documents, press articles and books that are kept in archives, libraries, museums and private collections; to summarize and reveal characteristics and features of women's public activities of those days. A trilingual book will be published (monograph and bibliography), as well as a web site will be developed and located at www.hra.am





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2004-12-28

    Program:

    Women

    Grant Number:

    14265

    Organization:

    Trust Social Work and Sociological Research Center

    Contact:

    Hasmik Gevorgyan

    Grant Amount:

    37490 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to expand Gender Education Program through involving 5 new schools (100 school students) and to provide gender education training for 15 novice teachers (35 teachers from previously trained groups will be monitored during the whole grant period); to develop and publish a book consisted of fairy-tales on gender-related issues composed by participating school students within Gender Writing Contest component of Gender Education Program; to conduct Women's Leadership Development Seminars (for new 25 participants and 30 participants from previously trained groups); to continue Women's Oral Histories Program by preparing for publication the second book; to publish Gender Study Manual (Volume I) to develop and prepare for publication Gender Study Manual (Volume II) based on conducted research and case studies on gender issues; to continue hotline activities with the help of trained counselors and volunteers





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2004-12-23

    Program:

    Public Health

    Grant Number:

    14278

    Organization:

    American University of Armenia

    Contact:

    Michael Thompson

    Grant Amount:

    15000 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to develop an inter-institutional course based on the Euro Observatory HiT country reports for interested institutions to identify the relevant HiTs for comparison based on desired similiarities/differences among systems to be compared





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2004-08-24

    Program:

    Public Health

    Grant Number:

    14015

    Organization:

    Antidrugs Civil Union, NGO

    Contact:

    Petros Semerjyan

    Grant Amount:

    6250 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to establish basis for Methadone Substitution Treatment for IDUs, motivate and stimulate the Government of the RA to make all needed reforms in national health policy for providing Methadone Substitution Treatment in the country by developig a Manual on Methadone Substitution Treatment in Armenia and a Methadone Substitution Treatment Pilot Project Proposal; by establishing, and strengthening the network of organizations involved in HIV/AIDS and harm reduction activities to lobby the substitution treatment in the country





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2004-08-08

    Program:

    Public Health

    Grant Number:

    13728

    Organization:

    Mental Health Foundation of Armenia

    Contact:

    Arman Vardanyan

    Grant Amount:

    3000 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to hold public awareness campaign in order to improve the situation with human rights of people with mental disabilities: to campaign in newspapers and TV, to make publications, to hold public event on the Wortld Mental Health Day 2004





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2004-03-30

    Program:

    Public Health

    Grant Number:

    13714

    Organization:

    Armenian Mental Health Foundation

    Contact:

    Karen Nahapetyan

    Grant Amount:

    28169 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to bring about a basic change in the community-based care system for mentally disabled people by developing and upgrading community-based existing models, by advocating the program to representatives from different multiple stakeholder groups and expanding a network of organizations and individuals interested in mental disability issues in Armenia; to work on sustainability of the project by participating in the development of the fundraising proposal





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2004-03-30

    Program:

    Public Health

    Grant Number:

    13715

    Organization:

    Khnamk, NGO

    Contact:

    Vahagn Majinyan

    Grant Amount:

    25300 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to continue involvement and integration of people with long -term psychiatric problems and mental disabilities into community life; to work on the sustainability of the project by purchasing a house for users of community-based services, and advocating the program to policy-makers for allocation of state funds into the alternative mental health services; to participate in fundraising activities, and conduct public awareness activities jointly with the network of organizations and individuals intersted in mental health problems





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2004-02-20

    Program:

    Public Health

    Grant Number:

    13628

    Organization:

    FAR Fellowship Alumni's Association

    Contact:

    Anna Shirinyan

    Grant Amount:

    15000 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to administer Salzburg seminars by providing opportunity to the Armenian medical professionals to attend Salzburg medical seminars, to disseminate knowledge obtained among the health care community in Armenia, to follow up professional activities of the fellows after their return from seminars involving them in continuing medical education (CME) projects in Arrmenia, and to foster the expansion of already developed network among the faculty members of Armenian and foreign medical schools and Salzburg-Cornell Medical Seminars' fellows





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2004-12-25

    Program:

    Public Health

    Grant Number:

    14022

    Organization:

    Armenian Red Cross Society

    Contact:

    Ofelia Khachatryan

    Grant Amount:

    Ofelia Khachatryan

    Purpose:

    11000 USD

    For the following purposes: to reduce the spread of HIV/AIDS epidemic in Vanadzor through providing services in syringes exchange centre and outreach work; raising awareness of 50 IDUs on safe behavior through information-educational campaign; providing IDUs with trainings on STI/AIDS prevention and printed educational materials; as well as raising awareness of 300 students of the Vanadzor colleges on STI/AIDS/drug using prevention, safe behavior and by providing them with necessary information and corresponding literature





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2004-12-24

    Program:

    Public Health

    Grant Number:

    14052

    Organization:

    International Center for Human Development

    Contact:

    Paruyr Amirjanyan

    Grant Amount:

    19964 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to create a good research basis in the field of tobacco taxation for further policy advice and lobby sound tobacco control policy; to develop policy skills and raise smoking threat and tobacco control awareness among family doctors in Armenia; to continue sound mass media campaign to keep the smoking and tobacco issues in the agenda and raise public awareness on tobacco issues; to invite Armenian internet users to the anti-tobacco web portal, thus widen the audience for the tobacco control – related information; to improve the co-operation with other institutions, in particular, to mass media companies in order to strengthen anti-tobacco movement in Armenia





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2004-12-23

    Program:

    Public Health

    Grant Number:

    14277

    Organization:

    American University of Armenia

    Contact:

    Michael Thompson

    Grant Amount:

    67109 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to organise ASPHER (Association of Schools of Public Health in European Region) annual meeting with participation of public health professionals from West and Middle East, academic leaders from the schools and programs of public health, as well as individuals to develop an open environment to discuss common issues between the West and the Middle East





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2004-12-21

    Program:

    National Education

    Grant Number:

    14274

    Organization:

    Yerevan State University

    Contact:

    Siranush Sargsyan

    Grant Amount:

    73386 USD

    Purpose:

    For development and implementation of istrumental tools for supporting information technologies in educational process at secondary schools; development and creation of e-content on Informatics for 9th and 10th grades, History of Armenia for 5th grade, Virtual Laboratory as a compliment to 9th grade Biology, Virtual Laboratory as a compliment to 7th grade Non-Organic Chemistry based on TeachArm technology; production of 300 copies of CD for each course; development of courses for distance learning and input to the environment of eLearningServer3000; provision of introductory training sessions for subject teachers and training for trainers (144 people from 11 branches of National Institute of Education and 25 bearing-point schools)





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2004-03-29

    Program:

    National Education

    Grant Number:

    13585

    Organization:

    School # 20

    Contact:

    Gevorg Gevorgyan

    Grant Amount:

    6540 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to further develop community school model for serving local community and local students as well as provide services to neighboring schools by organizing teaching courses, particularly, telecommunication and IT training, educational, cultural and information services: 120 school students and 20 teachers; and 12 IT teachers and 12 students from four villages (24 people from each) of Lori marz





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2004-04-01

    Program:

    National Education

    Grant Number:

    13666

    Organization:

    Special School # 9 for Children With Hearing Problems

    Contact:

    Mushegh Hovhannisyan

    Grant Amount:

    5655 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to further develop community school model for serving local community and local students as well as organize teaching courses, particularly, telecommunication and IT training, educational, cultural and information services for 200 people: 50 school students and 30 teachers, 60 students from State Pedagogical University, and 60 community members; to send one selected specialist to visit one or two State Boarding Schools operating in Russia for gaining knowledge and exchange of experience in the field





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2004-03-29

    Program:

    National Education

    Grant Number:

    13669

    Organization:

    Special School # 8 for Children With Speech Problems

    Contact:

    Varduhi Kheboyan

    Grant Amount:

    6170 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to create community Tele-communnication center in the school, that will serve the school and community tele-communication and IT training needs; to provide computer training for 210 people (90 students, 70 teachers, 50 community members) as well as to develop didactic materials for special groups; to send one selected specialist to visit one or two State Boarding Schools operating in Russia for gaining knowledge and exchange of experience in the field





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2004-03-28

    Program:

    National Education

    Grant Number:

    13658

    Organization:

    Boarding School # 5

    Contact:

    Varduhi Katinyan

    Grant Amount:

    4780 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to further develop community school model for serving local community (50 people) and local students as well as organize teaching courses, particularly, telecommunication and IT training, educational, cultural and information services for 148 people: 12 students and 6 teachers of special classes, 60 teachers, and 70 students, and to develop didactic materials for classes for special groups; to visit State Boarding Schools operating in Russia for gaining knowledge and exchange of experience in the field





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2004-03-30

    Program:

    National Education

    Grant Number:

    13591

    Organization:

    School # 15

    Contact:

    Hamazasp Khachatryan

    Grant Amount:

    5358 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to further develop community school model for serving local community and local students as well as provide services to neighboring schools (Gyumri School # 19 and # 36) by organizing teaching courses, particularly, telecommunication and IT training, educational, cultural and information services for Pedagogical College (36 people), Institute of Economics (30 people), Pedagogical Institute (24 people), Medical Center (6 people), and Rehabilitation Center (6 people)





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2004-03-24

    Program:

    National Education

    Grant Number:

    13594

    Organization:

    School # 1

    Contact:

    Anahit Poghosyan

    Grant Amount:

    5120 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to further develop community school model for serving local community and local students as well as provide services to neighboring schools (Nor Hachn School #3 and #4) by organizing teaching courses, particularly, telecommunication and IT training, educational, cultural and information services





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2004-06-16

    Program:

    National Education

    Grant Number:

    13919

    Organization:

    School # 4 after A.S. Pushkin

    Contact:

    Razmik Charchyan

    Grant Amount:

    6220 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to further develop community school model for serving local community and local students as well as organize teaching courses, particularly, telecommunication and IT training, educational, cultural and information services for school students and teachers of the city of Vanadzor





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2004-06-15

    Program:

    National Education

    Grant Number:

    13920

    Organization:

    School # 2

    Contact:

    Manya Sargsyan

    Grant Amount:

    5247 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to further develop community school model for serving local community and local students as well as provide services to neighboring schools by organizing teaching courses, particularly, telecommunication and IT training, educational, cultural and information services: schools students and teachers from villages Getap, Tllik, Arteni and Aragatsavan School #1





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2004-09-28

    Program:

    National Education

    Grant Number:

    14056

    Organization:

    Secondary School

    Contact:

    Maksim Maralchyan

    Grant Amount:

    5515 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to further develop community school model for serving local community and local students as well as provide services to neighboring schools by organizing teaching courses, particularly, telecommunication and IT training, educational, cultural and information services for 446 people from Berdavan: 316 students 60 teachers and 70 community members. Every Tuesday 110 people (68 students, 10 teachers, and 32 community members) from village Zorakan and every Friday 123 people (82 students, 17 teachers, and 24 community members) from village Haghtanak will attend trainings in Berdavan school





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2004-11-29

    Program:

    Media

    Grant Number:

    14173

    Organization:

    Meltex, Ltd.

    Contact:

    Mesrop Movsisyan

    Grant Amount:

    22000 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to publish two-page weekly inserts (at circulation of 2000 copies) into the “Ayb-Fe” weekly for ten-month period; to present approaches of diverse political forces and civil society stakeholders on the same issue; to organize seven round table discussions on “Constitutional Reforms”, “Electoral Code Reforms”, “Political System and Political Parties in Armenia”, “Judiciary Reforms”, “Situation with Environmental Protection”, “Urban-Planning in Armenia” and “Educational Reforms” with participation of representatives from diverse political and civil society groups; to ensure electronic publication of the inserts on www.a1plus.am in Armenian, English and Russian





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2004-06-29

    Program:

    Media

    Grant Number:

    13288

    Organization:

    Internews

    Contact:

    Konstantin Geodakyan

    Grant Amount:

    68986 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to develop media portal www.media.am through systematization and enrichment of already developed Internet resources; to provide free internet access to regional TVs engaged in the Internews-supported network; to conduct two series of training for 15 journalists-practitioners and students on “Specifics of on-line Journalism” and “Application of New Technologies in News-rooms” led by trainers from Russia and Ukraine; to identify legislation barriers hampering development of information and communication technologies and their introduction into different spheres of public life; to provide expert assistance to draft laws and program documents by foreign and local experts, as well as to exchange information and experience between the specialists from the countries where the project is being implemented; to support NGO activities in the sphere of information and communication technologies and lobby for legislation and policy aimed at the informatization of the society. Four new sections will be created: on “Foreign Media on Armenia”, “Audio-Video Information”, “Internet Forum for Journalists” and “Internet as a Tool for Professional Training.” The section on “Foreign Media on Armenia” will be updated weekly and will contain translated foreign media materials on Armenia. The section on “Audio-Video Information” will be updated daily and contain event-rigger audio and video information. The section on “Internet Forum for Journalists” will be updated weekly. Monthly reports on virtual forums will be developed and delivered to media community. The section on “Internet as a Tool for Professional Training” will provide space for professional practice to 15 students of university journalism faculties. Two analytical materials on best practices in the area of telecom regulation (frequencies allocation and regulation of dominant operators' activities) will be developed; two workshops on ICT for the members and staff of the Public Utility Regulatory Commission will be conducted; an annual report on ICT legislation will be developed reflecting the situation with ICT legal and regulatory framework and containing recommendations for ICT policy makers





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2004-04-15

    Program:

    Media

    Grant Number:

    13916

    Organization:

    Armenian Association of Editors-Publishers of Newspapers "Armenian Print Media"

    Contact:

    Vardan Aloyan

    Grant Amount:

    5000 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to cover participation fee for Mr. Aram Abrahamyan (editor of "Aravot" newspaper) and Mr. Vardan Aloyan (editor of "Respublika Armenia" newspaper) regarding their participation in the 57th World Press Congress to be held in Istanbul, Turkey from May 30 - June 2, 2004





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2004-04-29

    Program:

    Law

    Grant Number:

    13906

    Organization:

    Advanced Social Technologies, NGO

    Contact:

    Anna Minasyan

    Grant Amount:

    5075 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to conduct research aiming to identify possibilities and actions needed to develop and implement effective alternative sanctions. The reserach will be done in Yerevan and one marz. Respondents will include court officials, criminal justice practitioners, local government, NGOs and private sector representatives





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2004-04-27

    Program:

    Law

    Grant Number:

    13821

    Organization:

    Democracy - Center for Political Sciences and Legal Research, NGO

    Contact:

    Vardan Poghosyan

    Grant Amount:

    41460 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to make comparative analysis of the draft Constitutional amendments regarding the chapters on Human Rights and Judiciary, to organize public discussions over the amendments through eight round tables, three TV programs (by Armenian Second Channel) and publication of a series of analytical articles in newspapers





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2004-06-09

    Program:

    Law

    Grant Number:

    13598

    Organization:

    Helsinki Committee of Armenia

    Contact:

    Avetik Ishkhanyan

    Grant Amount:

    29000 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to prepare and publish a monthly periodical the “Human Rights Bulletin”. The Bulletin will introduce the results of monitoring of the implementation of the country’s commitments as of a member of the Council of Europe. It will also serve a forum for covering the activities of human rights (HR) organizations and reporting on current issues and problems in the area of the HR in Armenia. The collaboration will be established among all legal and professional lawyers unions, as well as the respective committees of the National Assembly and representatives of the legislative organs. The electronic version will be available on www.hra.am Internet site. The Bulletin will be published in Armenian and English. The advertisement will be organized before each publication through newspapers. After each publication the round table discussion will be conducted related published issues. The Bulletin circulation rate of 500 copies will be distributed to NGOs, governmental bodies, international organizations, libraries and other interested institutions both in Yerevan and in the regions. The European Commission in the framework of EIDHR/MICRO/ARMENIA/2003 as a supports to this initiative funded the project which aim to organize an addressed, diversified training in the sphere of protection of human rights in order to move the process of raising awareness from campaigning level to the area of practice. Training will organize in Yerevan and in different marzes for young people and the vulnerable groups, which included, poor people, refugee disabled persons, elderly, minorities. Parallel to the transfer of knowledge and information, organization will provide legal assistance in the sphere of protection of human rights through formation of action groups in the marzes as well as through teaching the skills mastering the mechanisms of human rights protection. The amount of the co-funded grant is 33,280 Euros





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2004-06-14

    Program:

    Law

    Grant Number:

    13620

    Organization:

    Team, NGO

    Contact:

    Pyotr Maghdashyan

    Grant Amount:

    15580 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to develop curriculum and special course on "Freedom of information and Civil Servants", to taech that course in the Academy of Public Administration for students and civil servants, to organize two seminars for civil servants on freedom of information issues, to prepare and publish broshure with lectures and seminars materials with 500 copies and distribute through education institutions and cicil servants





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2004-11-26

    Program:

    Law

    Grant Number:

    14172

    Organization:

    Center for Rights and Freedom, NGO

    Contact:

    Vardan Harutyunyan

    Grant Amount:

    6465 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to promote development of social and psychological services in "Kosh" criminal-executive institution of the Ministry of Justice of Armenia through testing professional rehabilitation programs, to build professional capacity of the social and psychological service staff by training them in professional rehabilitation. Recommendations related to social and psychological services in penitentiary institutions will be developed and presented to all interested organizations





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2004-10-28

    Program:

    Law

    Grant Number:

    13623

    Organization:

    Law Institute of the Ministry of Justice

    Contact:

    Ashot Hayrapetyan

    Grant Amount:

    27450 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to organize the training courses based on European and International standards and principles of treatment with prisoners for 400 junior and 55 senior officials and special professional social-psychological training for 30 social workers and psychologists of Armenia penitentiary system. In the framework of the program professional manuals will be prepared and published as well as the international special materials will be translated and published and distributed to penitentiary system officials





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2004-10-28

    Program:

    Law

    Grant Number:

    13702

    Organization:

    National League for Democratic Reforms, NGO

    Contact:

    Karen Ter-Abrahamyan

    Grant Amount:

    17858 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to continue the activities of Social Rehabilitation Center for Former Prisoners. The Center will organize training sessions for former prisoners on following specializations: computer operator, confectioner, hairdresser, cook and motorist. Each training will consist of 360 hours. The Center will provide social-psychological and legal support to former prisoners and their families. In the framework of the project organization will cooperate with Criminal-Executive Department of Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs, colonies, NGOs which operate in this field





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2004-10-21

    Program:

    Law

    Grant Number:

    14109

    Organization:

    Bar Association of the Republic of Armenia

    Contact:

    Gagik Ghazinyan

    Grant Amount:

    68260 USD

    Purpose:

    For: development and expansion of the free legal aid services provided within the organization to vulnerable groups of population in Yerevan and in six marzes (Ararat, Lori, Kotayk, Gegharqunik, Syunik and Gyumri), to organize trainings for lawyers to work in marzes, to implement regular monitoring, to carry out analysis of the applied cases during the project. These groups include but are not limited to disabled, elderly, children and women. The services include both consulting and representation at the court. In the framework of this project the organization will develop a policy paper on "Free Legal Aid in Armenia" and draft law "On Free Legal Aid” and present both the policy paper and draft of the Law to the interested institutions, parties and NGOs, and to organize discussion with their participation. The training in Yerevan and in six marzes for NGOs on cooperation with free legal aid offices will be conducted during the project implementation. Six brochures on frequently asked questions at circulation of 1000 copies of each would be published and disseminated through NGOs, regions and large public





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2004-10-27

    Program:

    Law

    Grant Number:

    14199

    Organization:

    Official Bulletin, CJSC

    Contact:

    Susanna Grigoryan

    Grant Amount:

    5000 USD

    Purpose:

    For design, original identification and technical editing of the book "International Multylaterial Agreements of Republic of Armenia". The Publishing will support by ABA/CEELI and British Embassy. The book will be published in 4 (four) volumes, with circulation of 400 copies, 3000 pages





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2004-09-22

    Program:

    Law

    Grant Number:

    14097

    Organization:

    Bar Association of Armenia

    Contact:

    Vigen Kocharyan

    Grant Amount:

    69185 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to organize 5th session of "Human Rights Training for 25 Lawyers" in Yerevan. This session will consist of a five-day intensive re-enactment of the main stages of taking a case to the European Court of Human Rights and will include a case study. The Armenian experts will prepare two hypothetical cases, which will include a wide range of issues and articles of ECHR





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2004-10-12

    Program:

    Law

    Grant Number:

    13812

    Organization:

    Femida, NGO

    Contact:

    Julietta Amirkhanyan

    Grant Amount:

    15700 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to monitor court cases which were sent to additional investigation; to organize five discussions on these issues with participation of representatives from Ministry of Justice, Courts, Council or Courts Chairmen, prosecutor general, National Assembly, NGOs, international organizations; to prepare and broadcast a talk-show. The monitoring will be conducted in Yerevan and seven marzes. The materials of monitoring will be published and distributed to the all interested parties, libraries, NGOs, legal institutions





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2004-12-15

    Program:

    Law

    Grant Number:

    14232

    Organization:

    Yerevan State University, Legal Clinic

    Contact:

    Armen Harutyunyan

    Grant Amount:

    32280 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to continue and develop students’ practical skills, to develop clinical curriculum, to prepare teaching manuals, to continue and develop “Law for All” clinical program and to promote the participation of the Yerevan “Kentron” district school teachers in the “Law for All” clinical program as well as to contribute their teaching experience by organizing two training sessions and seminars for the school teachers of “Human Rights on Interactive Methods of Teaching” and study tours of targeted schoolchildren to the First Instance Courts of Yerevan and to conduct an interschool debate competition at the Clinic. The Clinic will continue to provide legal services to vulnerable groups of population. The Clinic should promote joint educational programs with the Law Department involving non-clinical professors and students into the work of the Clinic to facilitate the process of integration of the Clinical legal program into the University framework, to promote fundraising activities for seeking co-funding from other donors in the future and to start working on charge basis with the Universities to ensure financial sustainability of the Clinic and continue the regional cooperation with the Clinics for sharing information and experience





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2004-12-28

    Program:

    Internet

    Grant Number:

    14191

    Organization:

    Dom-Daniel, Ltd.

    Contact:

    Armen Sargsyan

    Grant Amount:

    15950 USD

    Purpose:

    For localization into Armenian language of Moodle Learning Management Systems with Audio and Video communication. The localization should be done according to recommendations of moodle.org community and comply the requirements of GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE Version 2. The Beta testing of developed software should be done in Yerevan State University, Department of Algorithmic Languages Department. Localized software should be fully UNICODE compatible. The final product release ( both binaries and product source code) must be submitted to moodle.org community and published on http://www.moodle.org website. After the final product release at least one academic course in Armenian language must be published via Moodle Learning Management System. The server which is granted to Dom Daniel Ltd. for academic course hosting after the final release of product should be installed at library automation project NOC (Network Operation Center) which is located at SEUA, Teryan 109





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2004-12-12

    Program:

    Internet

    Grant Number:

    14073

    Organization:

    Armenian CDS/ISIS Users Group, NGO

    Contact:

    Armen Nazaryan

    Grant Amount:

    29800 USD

    Purpose:

    For: preparation of mobile consultants and creation of a center for mobile consultants (e-rider), training of 6 e-riders, helping 40 NGOs in deploying ICT and 9 Telecenteres based on regional libraries.The e-riders will help them to integrate ICTs into their programmatic work, and enhance the ICT component of their management. E-riders will provide regualar consultancy visits in each NGO at least once in two weeks





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2004-09-15

    Program:

    Internet

    Grant Number:

    14114

    Organization:

    Internet Society, NGO

    Contact:

    Igor Mkrtumyan

    Grant Amount:

    1276 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to organize the meeting conference of Council of European National Top Level Domain Registries from September 21-22, 2004 in Yerevan





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2004-10-25

    Program:

    Internet

    Grant Number:

    14024

    Organization:

    Martuni Central Library

    Contact:

    Lida Aleksanyan

    Grant Amount:

    5965 USD

    Purpose:

    For the establishment of community Telecenter in Martuni, installation of computer center intranet and connection to Internet, organization of lessons on basic computer literacy for 70 students during 12 months - duration of each course 10 hours, establishment of DSL connection





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2004-10-28

    Program:

    Internet

    Grant Number:

    14025

    Organization:

    Charentsavan Library

    Contact:

    Donara Aghajanyan

    Grant Amount:

    3567 USD

    Purpose:

    For creation of Community Telecenters in Charentzavan, access provision to municipal Intranet for community members, Eifl Direct service provision to community members, provision of training for 40 students, web site development, creation of library book stock database





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2004-10-28

    Program:

    Internet

    Grant Number:

    14021

    Organization:

    Amasiya Community Library

    Contact:

    Marjik Poghosyan

    Grant Amount:

    5417 USD

    Purpose:

    For creation of Community Telecenter in Amasia . Eifl Direct service provision to community members. Provision of ICT basic training for 40 students total 88 academic hours. Creation of Library electronic book stock database





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2004-10-25

    Program:

    Internet

    Grant Number:

    14034

    Organization:

    Central Public Library of Stepanavan

    Contact:

    Emilia Keghinyan

    Grant Amount:

    24273 USD

    Purpose:

    For creation of 5 Community Telecenters in Lori region - 2 based in Stepanavan and 3 regional libraries in Alaverdi, Odzun and Tashi, provision of training for 110 students, Web site development for 5 libraries





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2004-10-29

    Program:

    Internet

    Grant Number:

    14019

    Organization:

    Syunik Regional Library

    Contact:

    Susanna Minasyan

    Grant Amount:

    5176 USD

    Purpose:

    For creation of Community Telecenters in Kapan, provision of training for 120 students, total training hours 210, Web site development, creation of book stock electronic database, Eifl Direct service provision to community members





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2004-10-27

    Program:

    Internet

    Grant Number:

    14032

    Organization:

    Verishen Public Library

    Contact:

    Marat Dadunts

    Grant Amount:

    3736 USD

    Purpose:

    For creation of Community Telecenters in Verishen, provision of training for 150 students, Web site development, creation of book stock electronic database, Eifl Direct service provision to community members





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2004-12-15

    Program:

    I*EARN

    Grant Number:

    14239

    Organization:

    Republican Children Library after Khnko Aper

    Contact:

    Ruzan Tonoyan

    Grant Amount:

    15000 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to continue development of teaching and cultural upbringing methods in the framework of I*EARN Program in Armenia; to further develop and expand national I*EARN network to the ideology, conception, and structure of the International I*EARN Program through involving new schools, as well as libraries in regions supported by the OSIAF-Armenia Information Program; to integrate I*EARN projects and interactive forums into educational process; to provide propaganda on ideas of I*EARN Program in mass media; to conduct annual two-day workshop for I*EARN schools-participants and libraries





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2004-12-30

    Program:

    HESP

    Grant Number:

    14083

    Organization:

    Yerevan State Linguistic University after V. Brusov

    Contact:

    Gayane Gasparyan

    Grant Amount:

    20602 USD

    Purpose:

    For development and implementation of the following courses: "Print Media", "TV and Radio Broadcasting", "Public Relations", "History of Armenian Media", "History of Foreign Media", "Journalism Mastery", and "Legislation, Regulation and Self-Regulation of Mass Media". The courses will be incorporated in the curriculum of International Journalism Department at the Yerevan State Linguistics University after V. Bryusov





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2004-05-17

    Program:

    HESP

    Grant Number:

    13843

    Organization:

    Yerevan State University

    Contact:

    Radik Martirosyan

    Grant Amount:

    13620 USD

    Purpose:

    For further reformation of higher legal education through development and adoption of state educational standards in the field of Jurisprudence, development of state educational standards for BA and MA Programs for Law department at the Yerevan State University





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2004-05-25

    Program:

    HESP

    Grant Number:

    13839

    Organization:

    Yerevan State University

    Contact:

    Garnik Ananyan

    Grant Amount:

    13685 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to develop journalism education standards for higher education institutions of Armenia. Two documents will be developed during the period of project realization: "Journalism - Undergraduate program standard for BA degree" and "Journalism - Postgraduate program standard for MA degree"





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2004-04-30

    Program:

    HESP

    Grant Number:

    13849

    Organization:

    Association of Women with University Education

    Contact:

    Jemma Hasratyan

    Grant Amount:

    15000 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to continue work on integration of gender into standards on the following specialties:" Pedagogy", "Psychology", "Ethno culture" and “Economics”. To introduce and develop state educational standards for the following special courses: "Gender and Economics", "Gender and Law", “Gender Discourse of the History of Armenia”





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2004-04-29

    Program:

    HESP

    Grant Number:

    13841

    Organization:

    Yerevan State University, Chair of Psychology

    Contact:

    Gayane Shaverdyan

    Grant Amount:

    12470 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to introduce and develop educational standards for psychology MA Program for the following four specialties: "Developmental Psychology", "Social Psychology", "Clinical Psychology", and "Forensic Psychology"





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2004-04-30

    Program:

    HESP

    Grant Number:

    13847

    Organization:

    State Engineering University of Armenia

    Contact:

    Ruben Aghgashyan

    Grant Amount:

    14705 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to create and implement an European Credit Accumulation & Transfer System for three majors - "Programmatic Support to IT and Automation System", "Information Using Systems", and "Multi channel Telecommunication Systems" of Bachelor Degree Program in State Engineering University of Armenia. New support systems for Web-based course registration and student's electronic data recording and management will be developed and used





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2004-10-20

    Program:

    HESP

    Grant Number:

    14081

    Organization:

    State Engineering University of Armenia

    Contact:

    Karine Gevorgyan

    Grant Amount:

    4400 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to develop an academic course entitled "Communication Skills for Engineer Students" for the students at the department of Social-Political Sciences and General Economics at State Engineering University of Armenia. The course will be incorporated in the curriculum of the Department





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2004-10-28

    Program:

    HESP

    Grant Number:

    14069

    Organization:

    Armenian Society for Protection of Copyright and Related Rights, NGO

    Contact:

    Sergei Sarajyan

    Grant Amount:

    5184 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to develop and implement an academic course entitled "Theory and Practice of Application of Copyright". The course will be taught for the first and second year students from three higher education institutions: Yerevan Komitas State Conservatory, Yerevan State Institute of Theatre and Cinema and Academy of Fine Arts





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2004-10-28

    Program:

    HESP

    Grant Number:

    14091

    Organization:

    Real World, Real People, NGO

    Contact:

    Hovhannes Madoyan

    Grant Amount:

    5170 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to develop and implement an academic course entitled "Valeological Behavior and HIV Infection" for three-year BA students in Social Work. The course will be incorporated in the educational curricula of the Department of Sociology at the Yerevan State University





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2004-10-28

    Program:

    HESP

    Grant Number:

    14080

    Organization:

    Institute of Archeology and Ethnography of National Academy of Sciences, RA

    Contact:

    Aram Kalantaryan

    Grant Amount:

    6826.66 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to develop two academic courses entitled "New Achievements in Armenian Archaeology" and "Protection of Historical-Cultural Monuments". These courses will be incorporated in MA curricula for Archaeology and Ethnography students at the Department of History, Yerevan State University. A field fork will be conducted for 5 MA students within the project





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2004-10-28

    Program:

    HESP

    Grant Number:

    14089

    Organization:

    Center for Educational Development and Research, NGO

    Contact:

    Alexandra Gulasaryan

    Grant Amount:

    16300 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to develop an academic course entitled "Critical Thinking and Writing Skills". A sourcebook for students and an instructor’s manual will be developed and published within the grant period. The Course will be piloted for the first year students of social sciences and humanities in two higher educational institutions: Yerevan State University and Yerevan State Linguistics University





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2004-10-14

    Program:

    East East

    Grant Number:

    13959

    Organization:

    Armenian Atlantic Association

    Contact:

    Tevan Poghosyan

    Grant Amount:

    10278 USD

    Purpose:

    For organization of the workshop “Regional Security and Role of Youth in Peace Building. A Year After: Lessons Learned and Opportunities for the Future”, taking place in Yerevan, from 3 to 4 November, 2004, aimed at bringing together young representatives of Atlantic Treaty Associations’ NGOs from the South Caucasus countries – Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia as well as Poland, Russia, Moldova, Ukraine, Turkey, Greece, Kyrgyzstan. The participants will prepare and work out three regional projects proposals focused on fostering regional political development and integration





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2004-07-10

    Program:

    East East

    Grant Number:

    13626

    Organization:

    National Publishers Association

    Contact:

    Vahan Khachatryan

    Grant Amount:

    8529 USD

    Purpose:

    For organization of a regional workshop “The New Coalition Model of Development of Publishing Sphere” to take place in Tsaghkadzor, Armenia, from July 29 to August 1, 2004. The goal of the project is to facilitate exchange of best practices in book policy among publishing and copyright specialists from CEE and CIS countries and to work out a regional model of publishing sphere development focused on integration of book industry system of participating countries in the European one. Experts and participants from Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Poland, Russia, Serbia and Montenegro, Tajikistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan are expected to attend the workshop





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2004-05-24

    Program:

    East East

    Grant Number:

    13621

    Organization:

    The Union of IT Enterprises

    Contact:

    Armen Shahverdyan

    Grant Amount:

    8185 USD

    Purpose:

    For organization of the 1st International Open Source Workshop, within a bigger event, the Regional e-Development Forum in Yerevan, Armenia on June 28-30, 2004. The goal of the workshop is to raise awareness of governing bodies, decision-makers, civil society groups, health-care, and education professionals of opportunities that Open Source can provide in different fields, such as e-Development, e-Government, Education, and Public Health. It is expected that the workshop will become а starting point for cooperation among the people engaged in Open Source movement worldwide, and especially in Central and Eastern Europe, South Caucasus and Central Asia, for further development of Open Source in the region. In total, 15 specialists from Eastern Europe, about 5-7 representatives of leading Open Source initiatives of the US and EU, and 35 IT senior managers, government officials and software developers from Armenia are expected to participate in the Workshop





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2004-05-20

    Program:

    East East

    Grant Number:

    13622

    Organization:

    Civil Society Institute

    Contact:

    Artak Kirakosyan

    Grant Amount:

    9976 USD

    Purpose:

    For organization of regional workshop “Problems of preliminary detention”, Tsaghkadzor, Armenia, 17 - 18 July, 2004. The goal of the workshop is to bring together NGO representatives from NIS and CEE countries together to exchange methods and results on bringing protection of the right to liberty in correspondence with European standards, and to facilitate further cooperation of the above mentioned specialists. Participants will expertise and exchange ideas regarding the results of the recent monitoring held in Armenia and the draft legislative changes regarding right to liberty in the Criminal Procedure Code of Armenia. Participants from Bulgaria, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Poland, Russia, Slovenia, Tajikistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan are expected to attend the workshop





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2004-05-21

    Program:

    East East

    Grant Number:

    13882

    Organization:

    Center for Regional Development/Transparency International Armenia

    Contact:

    Amalia Kostanyan

    Grant Amount:

    9935 USD

    Purpose:

    For organization of Regional Meeting for Europe and Central Asia on “Building Democratic Governance through Transparency and Participation” on June 18-20, 2004 in Yerevan, Armenia. The primary aim of the Meeting is to raise awareness about corruption-related issues and deliver a set of specific recommendations for the countries of CEE, South Caucasus and Central Asia. “Regional Tool Kit” will be prepared and published as one of the main outcomes of the event to introduce best practices of fighting corruption applicable in the region. Two participants (1 TI chapter representative and 1 non-TI NGO representative) from each 15 countries of the region will attend the meeting





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2004-02-16

    Program:

    East East

    Grant Number:

    13198

    Organization:

    "Millennium" Association for Education and Research

    Contact:

    Roubina Ter-Martirosyan

    Grant Amount:

    4025 USD

    Purpose:

    For organization of study visit for 10 Polish young people to Armenia from 4 to 11 March 2004 in the framework of “Trans-Caucasus – Poland: Working Together“ international exchange project, initiated by The Education for Democracy Foundation (FED), Poland. The project includes exchange visits of young people of Poland and the three countries of South Caucasus, followed by organization of „The School of Tolerance”, Poland, in summer 2004 with participation of 10 Polish and 30 young participants from Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia. During their stay in Armenia, the participants will visit institutions, NGOs, which work with youth in the field of civic education, human rights, conflict resolution and tolerance building, as well as independent mass media. At the meetings they will get familiarized with situation of democratic reforms in Armenia, establish contacts with Armenian NGOs and discuss their involvement in the future Trans-Caucasus – Poland youth network. Workshops with NGOs of Lori and Tavush regions are also planned to be held in the course of the study visit





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2004-12-16

    Program:

    Civil Society

    Grant Number:

    14231

    Organization:

    "Asparez" Journalists' Club, NGO

    Contact:

    Levon Barseghyan

    Grant Amount:

    25020 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to organize twenty seven seminars (three seminars in Gyumri, Vanadzor, Stepanavan, Tashir, Alaverdi, Ijevan, Dilijan, Berd and Noyemberyan) on anti-corruption and freedom of information issues, Constitutional reforms, local self-governance, and human rights protection; to broadcast twenty seven TV talk shows (three by each partner TV) on the mentioned issues; to organize nine round table discussions on civil society empowerment; to develop and broadcast five TV programs on Constitutional reforms, Armenian forests, local self governance in northern regions of Armenia, integration into regional and international structures, and elections in regions; to establish a Public board consisting of representatives of eight partner NGOs





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2004-05-13

    Program:

    Civil Society

    Grant Number:

    13834

    Organization:

    Health Information and Statistical Center of the Ministry of Health of the RA

    Contact:

    Levon Yepiskoposyan

    Grant Amount:

    5800 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to make an analysis of local and international legislation regulating health care system and develop a draft law "On Health Care"; to organize two public discussions over the developed draft aimed at solicitation and incorporation of recommendations by civil society organizations and submit the developed draft to government





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2004-05-12

    Program:

    Civil Society

    Grant Number:

    13750

    Organization:

    Atur, NGO

    Contact:

    Ivetta Yakubova

    Grant Amount:

    8540 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to finalize the development and publish a copy-book of Assyrian for beginners level with 2000 copies, to distribute the published copy-book to the schools where Assyrian is taught, to organize four round tables: three in the regional communities with Assyrian population and one in Yerevan to discuss the proposed content of the copy-book with the entire minority group, to organize a seminar in Yerevan to make a presentation of the published copy-book





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2004-05-12

    Program:

    Civil Society

    Grant Number:

    13768

    Organization:

    Caucasus Media Institute

    Contact:

    Lusine Toroyan

    Grant Amount:

    7500 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to develop 12 photostories (1000 photos) on vulnerable and marginalized groups in Armenia; to organize 12 slide-shows of developed photos; to organize 5 exhibitions (3 in regions and 2 in Yerevan); to discuss the developed photostories with the journalists specializing in the field and to distribute the developed photos to media for free





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2004-05-12

    Program:

    Civil Society

    Grant Number:

    13774

    Organization:

    "Millenium" Association for Education and Research

    Contact:

    Roubina Ter-Martirosyan

    Grant Amount:

    7830 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to establish Board of Experts dealing with refugee issues to further lead the project design; to identify and document successful refugee stories and to develop a documental film on these stories consisting of 7 scenarios; to broadcast the film twice by a TV with nationwide coverage; to develop a brochure on success stories and distribute it to the public





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2004-05-12

    Program:

    Civil Society

    Grant Number:

    13782

    Organization:

    Armenian Media Group Information and Legal Center, NGO

    Contact:

    Vahan Hovsepyan

    Grant Amount:

    9990 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to create an electronic resource center for the blind at the Culture House of the Union of Blinds; to install the software at the OSIAF-Armenia supported telecenters and other community centers and to conduct training for 20 people on the proposed software; to hold a presentation and publish a brochure on project goals and outcomes





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2004-05-12

    Program:

    Civil Society

    Grant Number:

    13696

    Organization:

    Constellation, Charitable International Union, NGO

    Contact:

    Armine Kalashyan

    Grant Amount:

    7080 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to conduct a needs assessment for recruiting the target group of the project (up to 55 former teachers from Stepanavan and 11 surrounding villages); to organize Computer orienting and Internet classes and conduct trainings on business organization; business leadership; social rights and local self-governance; to introduce the “Kamurj” Micro enterprise Development Fund activities and services to the target group and help the initiative group to make applications for loans; to develop a virtual conference section and link it to www.stepanavan.am and ensure interaction of the target group with the Mayor’s office; to hold a large presentation of the employed model in Yerevan





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2004-03-11

    Program:

    Civil Society

    Grant Number:

    13762

    Organization:

    Committee to Protect Freedom of Expression

    Contact:

    Armen Nikoghosyan

    Grant Amount:

    19280 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to develop and broadcast 16 TV programs on the "Partnership for Open Society" initiatives. The TV programs should be broadcasted on bi-weekly basis during the Sunday "Freedom of Speech" program by "H2" TV. The scene and content of each program should be primarily discussed and approved by the Public Board consisting of representatives of NGOs of the "Partnership for Open Society" initiative





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2004-11-29

    Program:

    Civil Society

    Grant Number:

    14099

    Organization:

    Republican Children Rehabilitation Center

    Contact:

    Susanna Nersisyan

    Grant Amount:

    10520 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to provide regular rehabilitation to 20 children with physical or intellectual disabilities through inclusive kindergarten model; to purchase didactic materials and toys; to organize cultural events and to arrange development and broadcast of a 30-minutes film on the kindergarten





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2004-11-29

    Program:

    Civil Society

    Grant Number:

    14113

    Organization:

    A. Sakharov Armenian Human Rights Protection Center, NGO

    Contact:

    Andranik Harutyunyan

    Grant Amount:

    9120 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to organize extra-curricular interactive classes on human rights for 300 schoolchildren from two special and 5 secondary schools of Sisian and Goris; to provide training to 7 teachers on how to apply interactive methods of teaching; to organize two civic forums on “Right to Education” and “Freedom of Speech” with participation by teachers, parents, community leaders, local government and NGO representatives; to develop human rights laboratory at 5 schools; to show 6 films on human rights; to cooperate with “Aramazd” intellectual center and apply to intellectual interactive methods to teach human rights





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2004-11-29

    Program:

    Civil Society

    Grant Number:

    14130

    Organization:

    Constanta, NGO

    Contact:

    Luisa Avetisyan

    Grant Amount:

    4860 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to organize extra-curricular interactive classes on human rights for 210 schoolchildren from 7 Sevan secondary schools; to organize a poster contest on “What are human rights?” and “Human rights organizations”; to display posters at the Sevan Culture Center and City Hall; to organize essay contest on “Political, Economic and Social Rights”; to award prizes to contest winners; to cooperate with “Aramazd” intellectual center and apply to intellectual interactive methods to teach human rights





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2004-11-30

    Program:

    Civil Society

    Grant Number:

    14135

    Organization:

    Arena of Education, NGO

    Contact:

    Ruzan Movsisyan

    Grant Amount:

    9450 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to organize extra-curricular interactive classes for 240 schoolchildren from 8 secondary schools (Gyumri schools N 33, 13, 2, 17, 9, community schools of Azatan, Akhuryan and Marmashen); to organize interactive classes and open discussions on freedom of information and speech, electoral rights, right to organize peaceful demonstration, rights of detainees, freedom of movement, alternative service, independent judiciary, Ombudsman institution, Constitutional amendments; ECHR, local and international organizations to protect human rights; to conduct training for 12 schoolchildren on “human rights monitoring” and “human rights advocacy”; to organize 10 meetings with human rights experts and representatives of human rights organizations; to provide consultancy on human rights violations making application to the human rights portal www.hra.am; to organize meetings with judges, human rights defender of RA, NGO coalitions and human rights organizations; to cooperate with “Aramazd” intellectual center and apply to intellectual interactive methods to teach human rights





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2004-11-30

    Program:

    Civil Society

    Grant Number:

    14150

    Organization:

    "Aramazd" Association of Intellectual Games

    Contact:

    Ashot Gomtsyan

    Grant Amount:

    4370 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to develop and publish a brochure (250 issues) on how to apply different intellectual games methods to teach human rights; to provide training to human rights teachers/trainers engaged in the grant projects by the “Arena of Education” NGO, Goris Branch of the “Armenian Center for Protection of Human Rights” named after A. D. Sakharov, “Legal Clinic” of Yerevan State University and the “Constanta” NGO





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2004-11-30

    Program:

    Arts&Culture

    Grant Number:

    14194

    Organization:

    Museum of local Lore of Lori Pambak

    Contact:

    Anahit Khalatyan

    Grant Amount:

    8592 USD

    Purpose:

    For strengthening cooperation between the musuems of local lore in Armenia, Georgia and Uzbekistan through organizing a “Bronze Age Culture” thematic exhibition and presentation in the Local Lore museum of Lori-Pambak, Vanadzor. The Museum of Local Lore of Samtckhe-Javakheti, Georgia and the Musuem of Local Lore of Kokand, Uzbekistan will participate in the project





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2004-11-30

    Program:

    Arts&Culture

    Grant Number:

    14197

    Organization:

    Caucasus Center of Peace-Making Initiatives, NGO

    Contact:

    Georgy Vanyan

    Grant Amount:

    7330 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to organize cooperative studies of young artists and to bring up into agenda the problems of stereotype overcoming and peacemaking through the art. The activities will include a Master-Class in Tbilisi, Georgia for participants from Armenia, Georgia and Azerbaijan. The program of the master-class will include professional lessons as well as lectures and discussions on such topics as “The Art of Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia - traditions and modernism”, “The role of art in avoiding conflicts”. The master-class will be followed by an exhibition in Yerevan





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2004-09-28

    Program:

    Arts&Culture

    Grant Number:

    14093

    Organization:

    International Organization for Migration

    Contact:

    Martin Wyss

    Grant Amount:

    5000 USD

    Purpose:

    For the organization of touring the performances of “Tomorrow without Today” play to five marzes of Armenia within the IOM Performance against Trafficking Project





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2004-09-23

    Program:

    Arts&Culture

    Grant Number:

    14000

    Organization:

    Armenian Center of the International Union of Puppeteers (UNIMA-Armenia)

    Contact:

    Armen Safaryan

    Grant Amount:

    9550 USD

    Purpose:

    For performing “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens through a series of puppet shows in Yerevan and the regions of Armenia. The goal of the project is to alert the public with regard to still existing social problems and obstacles that hinder the sustainable and harmonious development of the society as well as to encourage the younger generation and grown-ups to overcome those problems. The opening ceremony will take place open-air in the Opera square, from where a decorated bus will head for its first performance outside Yerevan. The first performance in Yerevan will be staged in Puppet Theater after Hovhannes Tumanian. Audio, video and DVD versions of the performance for radio and TV broadcasting will be produced





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2004-08-25

    Program:

    Arts&Culture

    Grant Number:

    13987

    Organization:

    Association of Museum Workers and Friends, NGO

    Contact:

    Hasmik Harutyunyan

    Grant Amount:

    9980 USD

    Purpose:

    For organization of a poster competition focusing on the following themes: corruption, migration, poverty, and ecology. Selected posters will be published in a catalogue and exhibited at the National Gallery of Armenia in Yerevan and in several marzes of Armenia to invite the public attention towards mentioned issues. Four best posters will get award and 600 copies of each of them will be published, distributed and posted throughout the country. The awarded anti-corruption poster will be placed at one of the big advertisement billboards in the center of Yerevan for a period of one month





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2004-08-30

    Program:

    Arts&Culture

    Grant Number:

    13965

    Organization:

    Hamazgain Theatre

    Contact:

    Tigran Mkhoyan

    Grant Amount:

    9991 USD

    Purpose:

    For focusing public attention on the problems of emigration and its consequences through performance and staging of the play “Letters from another world” by Jan Davidyan at “Hamazgain” theatre of Yerevan and in several cities of the country, such as Gyumri, Vanadzor, Ashtarak, Artashat and Goris. Overall 30-40 performances will be staged within project duration, after which the play will be included into regular repertoire schedule of “Hamazgain” theatre. A TV version of the performance will be prepared and broadcasted on Armenian TV channels





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2004-06-22

    Program:

    Arts&Culture

    Grant Number:

    13875

    Organization:

    Tatev Center for Scientific and Educational Support, NGO

    Contact:

    Sokrat Mkrtchyan

    Grant Amount:

    8000 USD

    Purpose:

    For encouraging modern literary trends and diverse literary expressions in regions of Armenia, as well as promoting cultural awareness and relations among modern writers from regions and readers. The project includes organization of literary contest among contemporary writers from all marzes of Armenia coupled with 6 seminars on contemporary literature issues devoted to audience development in Tavush, Gegharkunik and Syunik marzes. As a result of the contest an anthology of selected works will be published at circulation of 1000 copies and will be distributed among all seminar participants (200 copies), Gala ceremony guests (50 copies), authors included in the anthology (each author will receive 5 copies (150 copies)), regional public and school libraries (600 copies)





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2004-06-22

    Program:

    Arts&Culture

    Grant Number:

    13857

    Organization:

    Young Film, NGO

    Contact:

    Arman Mazmanyan

    Grant Amount:

    8000 USD

    Purpose:

    For developing photo-art in Armenian regions and promoting cooperation among photographers from different regions through organization of photo-contest “Your world in focus”. The works submitted to the contest should reflect and highlight any important social issue such as environmental problems, poverty, children and women rights, freedom of speech and expression, public health, minority issues. Selected works will be exhibited in Yerevan, Sevan, Djermuk, Sisian, Vanadzor, and Gyumri, as well as online at www.youngfilm.org. Exhibitions in the regions will be coupled with seminars for local photographers





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2004-06-09

    Program:

    Arts&Culture

    Grant Number:

    13860

    Organization:

    Gayanna, NGO

    Contact:

    Gayane Tadevosyan

    Grant Amount:

    17986 USD

    Purpose:

    For activation of cultural life within Southern regions (Gegharkunik, Vayots Dzor and Syunik) of Armenia and development of cultural links between Southern and Northern regions (Shirak, Lori and Tavush) through organization of three-level dance festival. The festival will consist of 3 local dance competitions in abovementioned Southern regions, one joint Friendly Concert of selected groups from the Southern regions, and the North-South Interregional Dance Competition and Gala-Concert in Vanadzor. A TV broadcast and a film covering interregional dance festivals will be produced and broadcasted; an official web-site will be developed and launched





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2004-03-30

    Program:

    Arts&Culture

    Grant Number:

    13423

    Organization:

    Trtu, NGO

    Contact:

    Temik Khalapyan

    Grant Amount:

    25995 USD

    Purpose:

    For creation of a wood-carving studio at the Criminal-executive institution “Abovian” of the Ministry of Justice and organization of wood-carving course for about 50 imprisoned juveniles and women. The classes will be held twice a week for 4 hours each. One big exhibition at one of the museums or galleries of Yerevan and several interim exhibitions at the institution as well as at secondary schools will be organized during the project. The prisoners’ works will be sold during the exhibitions, and the revenue will be transferred to prisoners’ accounts to be paid them after the period of imprisonment





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2004-05-20

    Program:

    Arts&Culture

    Grant Number:

    13933

    Organization:

    Art Film

    Contact:

    Melik Karapetyan

    Grant Amount:

    4650 USD

    Purpose:

    For organization of a five-day workshop for 15 film professionals from Armenia, Georgia and Iran. Objectives of the workshop will be bringing professionals from three countries together to discuss their common heritage in film production, and opportunities for further cooperation. Three silent films from Georgia, Armenia and Iran will be screened to a larger auditorium (230 viewers) in the movie theatre followed by question and answer sessions of the auditorium with film industry representatives from the mentioned countries at the time of the workshop. The workshop will take place in Yerevan in September 2004





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2004-05-21

    Program:

    Arts&Culture

    Grant Number:

    13934

    Organization:

    City Research Center, NGO

    Contact:

    Ashot Mirzoyan

    Grant Amount:

    4700 USD

    Purpose:

    For organization of the first phase of the project, within which a network of partner organizations in the South Caucasus (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Iran and Turkey) will be created. This includes the organization of four-day event of cleaning of Gyumri’s Southern Tower, a 19th century historical monument. The network will work to develop tolerance towards different cultures through organizing rotating cultural projects within the region