Grant List of 2007 Year


  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2007-09-28

    Program:

    East East

    Grant Number:

    15595

    Organization:

    Bridge of Hope, NGO

    Contact:

    Shushan Matevosyan

    Grant Amount:

    $18,749.00

    Purpose:

    The aim of the current project is to establish co-operation with Lithuanian Welfare Society for Persons with Mental Disabilities Viltis and to organize a series of visits for Armenian professionals to institutions that work to assess the needs of disabled children. The study visits will include meetings with Lithuanian decision makers, and experience sharing on legislation and policies that govern the field of special needs and inclusive education. The Armenian group will conduct visits to the MoES, Parliament, pedagogical-psychological services, inclusive and special schools and NGOs. As a result of the study visit a guidebook will be prepared in collaboration with Lithuanian partners and published





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2007-01-01

    Program:

    Public Health

    Grant Number:

    15447

    Organization:

    Khnamk, NGO

    Contact:

    Vahagn Majinyan

    Grant Amount:

    $8,700.00

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to continue social inclusion activities for people with long-term psychiatric problems; to conduct public awareness activities to prioritize social inclusion of people with long-term psychiatric problems, hence attract additional funding from other sources; to advocate for policy change in the community-based care system for people with mental health problems





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2007-12-24

    Program:

    Women

    Grant Number:

    15777

    Organization:

    TRUST, Social Work and Sociological Research Center

    Contact:

    Hasmik Gevorgyan

    Grant Amount:

    27850 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to raise social awareness on gender issues through gender education, publications and women's leadership development. The objectives of the program are: to conduct research on peculiarities of gender framework, as part of national identity, to develop and republish the educators manual "Gender Issues. Problems and Solutions", to promote gender education for students, teachers and kindergarten educators, to provide telephone counseling for people in crisis and to promote women's leadership development. Some of the main activities will include analysis of Armenian literature of 19-20 centuries on the topic of peculiarities of national identities in the gender context, analysis of materials collected from the Women's Oral Histories research and preparation of the second book for publication, development of educators manual, organization of the annual Women's Leadership Development Training, TOT for school teachers and for kindergarten educators, gender education for school children promoting equal gender socialization





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2007-10-29

    Program:

    Women

    Grant Number:

    15686

    Organization:

    Women Rights Center

    Contact:

    Susanna Vardanyan

    Grant Amount:

    32532 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to promote better legislative and policy framework and protection of women's rights, vis-a-vis violence; to form a working group consisting of 8-9 professionals who deal with the issue of domestic violence, to conduct a number of roundtable discussions, to conduct a public hearing to discuss the draft law on domestic violence, to carry out consistent and persistent advocacy on domestic violence draft law and lobbying the National Assembly of the RA to join the Declaration of Elimination of Violence against Women and to submit the draft law on Domestic Violence to the consideration of the Standing Committee of State and Legal Issues of the National Assembly; to cooperate with the Ministry of Labor and Social Issues and Standing Committee of State and Legal issues of the National Assembly to submit draft law on Domestic Violence to the National Assembly; organize a parliamentary hearing by the Standing Committee of State and Legal Issues of the National Assembly to present and discuss the Draft Law on Domestic Violence; organize regular meetings with the members and Head of the Standing Committee of State and Legal Issues of RA National Assembly to lobby them to join the Declaration; to participate in TV and Radio programs, give interviews in newspapers on the issue and ensure positive coverage of the advocacy and lobbying process through organization of the Information Campaign throughout the whole project implementation period





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2007-02-27

    Program:

    Women

    Grant Number:

    15464

    Organization:

    Women Resource Center

    Contact:

    Lara Aharonyan

    Grant Amount:

    26000 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to conduct discussions among youth in regions of Armenia through screening "Gender Montage" documentary film collection (12 field trips and 60 screenings in 12 regional cities: Gyumri, Ashotsk, Talin, Ashtarak, Vanadzor, Spitak, Noyemberyan, Ijevan, Gavar, Vardenis, Abovyan, and Lusakert; 5 screenings in each city with 15-20 participants per group)





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2007-07-04

    Program:

    Public Health

    Grant Number:

    15579

    Organization:

    Khnamk, NGO

    Contact:

    Vahagn Majinyan

    Grant Amount:

    6200 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to provide mental health care and support to people with long-term mental health problems and social integration of people with mental health problems into the community to foster mental health reform, i.e., as well as integration of community-based mental health services into general healthcare system





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2007-09-25

    Program:

    Public Health

    Grant Number:

    15530

    Organization:

    Yerevan State University

    Contact:

    Arthur Ghazinyan

    Grant Amount:

    9100 USD

    Purpose:

    To develop an interdisciplinary course on “Consumer Protection and Healthcare in EU” for introduction at the Law faculty of Yerevan State University; ensure detailed research on similar courses offered in other Universities outside Armenia with the view of forming overall approach to the development of the final syllabus; use interdisciplinary approach during the development of final syllabus in order to guarantee relevance of the course not only for lawyers, but also to medical students; organize course content in a way to be relevant to the current needs of legal and medical specialization and also to the real problems existing in the spheres of public health and consumer protection; ensure availability of qualified teaching staff ready to take on the lecturing of the course at least at Faculty of Law of YSU; introduce the course into the permanent list of courses which are approved and taught on the Faculty of Law at YSU; to ensure a close collaboration with human rights specialists and consider their expertise during the course design. Special focus will be made on elaboration of detailed mechanisms to be used by students for evaluation of the course during piloting phase; ensure widely dissemination of the information on the developed course; establish an Advisory Board represented by one member from the project, one representative from human rights NGO and the representative from the OSIAF-Armenia. The Advisory Board will be responsible for joint planning and collaboration with other Universities involved in course design, such as, discussing and making decision on content every two months, methodology and other key components of the projects, as well as exchange of experience among all four projects and peer review





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2007-09-25

    Program:

    Public Health

    Grant Number:

    15598

    Organization:

    Helsinki Citizens' Assembly Vanadzor Office

    Contact:

    Arthur Sakunts

    Grant Amount:

    15538 USD

    Purpose:

    For providing legal assistance, including legal consultations, to drug users in Vanadzor city; raising population awareness on problems of drug users; organizing public discussions to raise health and legal issues related to drug use in order to foster decriminalaization of legislation that regulates issues related to drug users





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2007-01-29

    Program:

    Public Health

    Grant Number:

    15362

    Organization:

    Armenian Mental Health Foundation

    Contact:

    Karen Nahapetyan

    Grant Amount:

    13300 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to continue providing day care for those users of mental health services, who are living in the community with their families hence further address the deinstitutionalization of mental health services in the country by raising awareness of policy makers on mental health issues and advocating them for policy change, as well as enhancing network of people and organizations interested in mental health field





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2007-01-12

    Program:

    Public Health

    Grant Number:

    15450

    Organization:

    Armenian Red Cross Society

    Contact:

    Ofelya Khachatryan

    Grant Amount:

    6741 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to reduce the spreading of HIV/AIDS epidemic in Armenia by means of impacting on the most vulnerable risk group of injection drug users promoting harm reduction approach, which includes advocacy, information and education on healthy behavior as well as providing necessary sterile paraphernalia and condoms





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2007-07-01

    Program:

    Public Health

    Grant Number:

    15578

    Organization:

    Armenian Mental Health Foundation

    Contact:

    Karen Nahapetyan

    Grant Amount:

    18500 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to provide mental health rehabilitation, care and support to people with mental health problems and to foster mental health reform, i.e. integration of community-based mental health services into general healthcare system





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2007-09-26

    Program:

    Public Health

    Grant Number:

    15533

    Organization:

    National Institute of Health of the Ministry of Health of the RA

    Contact:

    Mkrtich Avagyan

    Grant Amount:

    9200 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to develop and pilot the training program named “Health care law”, include it as a mandatory course after the approbation in the frameworks of re-trainings of physicians, nurses and practitioners; apply the course as a mandatory training program for clinical residency faculties; increase the awareness of medical staff on their own and patient rights and on execution mechanisms of the latter, institutionalize the course in higher and secondary medical education programs as a mandatory training subject; update the training program in parallel with implementation of continuous training and legislation changes through public and professional dialogues and discussions. Special focus will be made on elaboration of detailed mechanisms to be used by students for evaluation of the course during piloting phase; ensure widely dissemination of the information on the developed course; establish an Advisory Board represented by one member from the project, one representative from human rights NGO and the representative from the OSIAF-Armenia. The Advisory Board will be responsible for joint planning and collaboration with other Universities involved in course design, such as, discussing and making decision on content every two months, methodology and other key components of the projects, as well as exchange of experience among all four projects and peer review





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2007-09-28

    Program:

    Public Health

    Grant Number:

    15528

    Organization:

    Yerevan State Medical University after M. Heratsi

    Contact:

    Ganna Sakanyan

    Grant Amount:

    9484 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to provide medical student and in-service physicians - with theoretical knowledge on international legal regulations in the field of Human Rights and Health Law, regulations of existing in Armenia medical legislation on patients’ rights and main juridical mechanisms of their protection, on rights and obligations of medical personnel, principles and regulations of their social and legal protection on rights of marginalized groups of population (HIV-infected, mentally ill, prisoners, sex-workers, drug users etc), on medical care, practical and professional skills and values in application of medical legislation. Special focus will be made to elaborate detailed mechanisms to be used by students for evaluation of the course during piloting phase; ensure widely dissemination of the information on the developed course; establish an Advisory Board represented by one member from the project, one representative from human rights NGO and the representative from the OSIAF-Armenia. The Advisory Board will be responsible for joint planning and collaboration with other Universities involved in course design, such as, discussing and making decision on content every two months, methodology and other key components of the projects, as well as exchange of experience among all four projects and peer review





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2007-12-27

    Program:

    Public Health

    Grant Number:

    15529

    Organization:

    Yerevan State University, Legal Clinic

    Contact:

    Armen Harutyunyan

    Grant Amount:

    15000 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to develop a Practitioner Guide book for law and health specialists in Armenia to address main law and human rights issues related to health by forming a group of specialists to provide an information on legal framework in Armenia, collecting cases on violations of patients' rights and developing mechanism for protecting the rights





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2007-12-28

    Program:

    Public Health

    Grant Number:

    15781

    Organization:

    Armenian Red Cross Society

    Contact:

    Ofelia Khachatryan

    Grant Amount:

    6000 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to promote harm reduction approach among 60 IDUs by providing needle/syringes exchange services, and outreach work, raising awareness of 60 IDUs on safe behavior through training sessions on HIV/AIDS prevention and other drug-use related topics, and distributing printed education materials





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2007-12-28

    Program:

    Public Health

    Grant Number:

    15807

    Organization:

    FAR Fellowship Alumni's Association

    Contact:

    Bella Grigoryan

    Grant Amount:

    5300 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to continue administration of Salzburg International Medical Seminar Program in Armenia with the open and transparent competition; primary selection of appropriate candidates according to the strict criteria; development of a network between the faculty members of the medical schools of Armenia and overseas and the former fellows of Salzburg Medical Seminars, as well as between the former fellows directly; follow-up of the professional activities of the selected fellows after their return from the seminars, involving them in the organization of the local seminars for colleagues and CME project for the regional doctors as trainers





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2007-12-27

    Program:

    Public Health

    Grant Number:

    15695

    Organization:

    American University of Armenia

    Contact:

    Narine Movsisyan

    Grant Amount:

    22740 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to evaluate the implementation of the national tobacco control strategy and the state tobacco control program 2005-2009 by reviewing the national tobacco control strategy, conducting a mid-term evaluation of the implementation of the state tobacco control program 2005-2009, and summarizing the results with recommendations in a comprehensive evaluation report on the national control strategy and action plan; to pilot a Campaign to enforce the implementation of the RoA Law “On Restrictions of Tobacco Consumption, Sale and Use” (“Law”) by implementing monitoring activities on the implementation of the Law in Yerevan and marzes with participation of legal experts, and in media for the application of the administrative measures against violators, by preparing a report on the monitoring results with recommendations to decision and policy makers and the civil society, by organizing a press-conference in May 2008 for publicizing the results of the campaign through media, provide continuing support to the Coalition For Tobacco Free Armenia (CTFA)





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2007-12-27

    Program:

    Public Health

    Grant Number:

    15780

    Organization:

    Antidrugs Civil Union, NGO

    Contact:

    Artur Potosyan

    Grant Amount:

    34700 USD

    Purpose:

    For prevention of HIV/AIDS and other blood born infections, improving risky and/or criminal behaviour and social adaptation of highly marginalized individuals with injecting opiate hard addiction as well as improving their quality of life by providing them with methadone substitution treatment, social and psychological counselling





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2007-11-26

    Program:

    National Education

    Grant Number:

    15682

    Organization:

    National Center of Educational Technologies

    Contact:

    Areg Grigoryan

    Grant Amount:

    11000 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to multiply electronic contents (6250 items together with supplementary program interface and assisting program packages) developed by the Department of Algorithmic Languages of the Yerevan State University within the OSIAF-Armenia National Education Program; to distribute to all those schools in Armenia that are equipped with computers; to train teachers in utilizing electronic resources





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2007-10-26

    Program:

    National Education

    Grant Number:

    15625

    Organization:

    School # 1 after S. Sargsyan

    Contact:

    Lousik Khachatryan

    Grant Amount:

    6000 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to raise the awareness of schoolchildren and their parents on European integration, structures and values through creation of a school club, where 90 schoolchildren of 7-9 grades and 30 community members/parents (six groups in total, each comprised of 15 pupils and 5 parents) twice a week will participate in seminars covering European structures, education, culture, human rights protection in Europe, Armenia and Europe, etc., based on preliminarily developed working plan. Additionally, they plan to organize meetings with representatives of diplomatic missions in Armenia to tell the club members about their countries and European Union





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2007-10-26

    Program:

    National Education

    Grant Number:

    15614

    Organization:

    School # 1 after Kh. Abovyan

    Contact:

    Gohar Movsisyan

    Grant Amount:

    5991 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to raise awareness of schoolchildren of four schools in Gyumri and four schools of Shirak marz through creation of “European territories” and development of hobby circles and duct preliminary and final surveys among 120 project participants; to issue an electronic and print newspaper "Europe in School" (3 issues); to conduct seminars for over 100 students and parents; to conduct two round-table discussions on European integration and regional development and organize inter-school festival-competition titled "Dialogue of European Cultures"





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2007-10-26

    Program:

    National Education

    Grant Number:

    15635

    Organization:

    Educational Complex # 1

    Contact:

    Jemma Amirkhanyan

    Grant Amount:

    5883 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to raise awareness of schoolchildren of four schools in Gyumri and four schools of Shirak marz through creation of “European territories” and development of hobby circles and duct preliminary and final surveys among 120 project participants; to issue an electronic and print newspaper "Europe in School" (3 issues); to conduct seminars for over 100 students and parents; to conduct two round-table discussions on European integration and regional development and organize inter-school festival-competition titled "Dialogue of European Cultures"





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2007-10-26

    Program:

    National Education

    Grant Number:

    15630

    Organization:

    School # 1

    Contact:

    Aregnaz Arakelyan

    Grant Amount:

    6000 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to assist to European integration processes through raising awareness and knowledge of the society; enhancing civic activeness, legal and political culture of the society by organizing interactive educational events, inter-school olympiads and competitions, enhancing connections with community and other schools





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2007-10-26

    Program:

    National Education

    Grant Number:

    15612

    Organization:

    School # 198

    Contact:

    Artashes Torosyan

    Grant Amount:

    6000 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to make the students, their parents and other community members acquainted with history, geography, organizational structure of European countries through establishment of a European club, collection and creation of study materials and interactive teaching of the project participants





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2007-10-26

    Program:

    National Education

    Grant Number:

    15629

    Organization:

    Secondary School

    Contact:

    Valya Avetisyan

    Grant Amount:

    7765 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to create a European club where the community members and students will become acquainted with their human rights and responsibilities and will learn about European values and customs, civic leadership and voluntarism, which will lead to 120 students being acquainted with the above issues, having been participated in three exchange projects, a summer camp and one service learning project. Additionally, they will create a student government in the school through open elections





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2007-10-26

    Program:

    National Education

    Grant Number:

    15622

    Organization:

    School # 20

    Contact:

    Karine Atoyan

    Grant Amount:

    6000 USD

    Purpose:

    For creation of a “Euroclub” to inform large layers of the society about European ideas, values, and stimulate integration of Armenia to European structures through teaching and organization of various events





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2007-10-26

    Program:

    National Education

    Grant Number:

    15626

    Organization:

    School # 145

    Contact:

    Zhanna Tadevosyan

    Grant Amount:

    6000 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to inform the students and community members on the necessity of implementation of the project; to develop and organize thematic seminars for the students and community members; to create an on-line library on the history, culture and arts, economy of European countries, create folders on each country of European Council, create a special classroom called "Window into Europe" and broadcast project activities through TV, internet and newspapers





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2007-10-10

    Program:

    Media

    Grant Number:

    15621

    Organization:

    Internews

    Contact:

    Nouneh Sarkissian

    Grant Amount:

    53281 USD

    Purpose:

    For filling the gap of lack of objective and unbiased information in Armenia via continuing support an alternative information resource www.e-channel.am. The site will serve as a virtual information/news resource, which would give free access to all election-related information. It will strive to gradually become a full-fledged mass media means and will translate into an online publication aimed at providing the reader with information, news and political analysis in an objective manner and generate discussion, exchange of opinion on the site through the interactive tools of the website. It will also aim at involving the civil society and giving it not only an opportunity to access balanced coverage and analysis of events, but also to participate in discussions and express their opinions. The categories of the site will include news, media digest, regions, interviews, legislation, sociological surveys, monitoring, elections calendar, information about political parties and candidates, as well as an interactive part – blogs and forums, students, on-line voting, TV and radio, photo and video materials, links. The TV advertisement will be prepared and broadcasted through TV stations in Yerevan and regions and Armenian TV stations in Diaspora (Los-Angeles). The advertisement of the website will be published in newspapers “Aravot”, “Efir”. The project funded for a six months and the implementer organization should submit report on fundraising activities in three months implementation





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2007-09-28

    Program:

    Media

    Grant Number:

    15606

    Organization:

    Media Diversity Institute

    Contact:

    Artur Papyan

    Grant Amount:

    28631 USD

    Purpose:

    For enhancement of democratic processes, strengthening the role of the Parliament and media in the political processes in Armenia through the following actions: to provide an arena for open political debate channeling different views and opinions; to ensure nationwide broadcast of the produced TV programs using already established partnerships with Yerkir-Media TV Company and “Hamaspyur” network of regional TV companies; to establish a tradition of Government accountability on reforms, specifically in the pre-election period, especially as regards progress towards fulfilling the ENP Action Plan and MCA implementation. A series of 14 political shows will be organized during the period of October 2007 – January 2008, with the frequency of 1 broadcast per week, starting from the second half of October and concluding with the start of official pre-election campaign of RA Presidential elections 2008. The programs should be broadcasted prime-time, between 20:00 –23:30; the programs should be broadcasted without modifications, completely; no part of the programs will be used by recipient TV companies without the written permission of the project management staff. A special analytic/consultative group, consisting of experts of the relevant fields (human rights, corruption, media, and ecology) along with the journalists, media and political experts will meet before each show and analyze the topic for the upcoming show, and present the discussion facilitator and experts with comprehensive analysis of the issue, which will enable them to be more prepared. The TV programs will have the following format: a permanent program host will facilitate the overall discussion. One to three members of Parliamentary committees or government officials will be invited to the show. There will be two sections to each TV program: an in depth discussion of a topic selected in advance and presentation of a current event of the week





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2007-04-11

    Program:

    Media

    Grant Number:

    15527

    Organization:

    Loru Mig, Co. Ltd.

    Contact:

    Samvel Harutyunyan

    Grant Amount:

    7844 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to produce and broadcast 14 radio talk-shows during official election campaign from April 11 to May 10, 2007. The participants of talk-shows will be female and youth representatives of political parties and blocks registered by Central Election Commission for Parliamentarian Elections 2007 in Armenia. The radio talk-shows will be broadcast in Vanadzor, Alaverdy and Stepanavan. The programs will be broadcast three times a week, from 19.00 to 19.45. Direct phone calls will be acceptable during program





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2007-04-11

    Program:

    Media

    Grant Number:

    15526

    Organization:

    Radio Hay, Ltd.

    Contact:

    Aram Mkrtchyan

    Grant Amount:

    7175 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to produce and broadcast 12 live interactive talk-show programs all over Radio Hay Network every Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 8.00 p.m. to 9 p.m., following Radio Hay's evening main news-show. The announcements of the talk-shows will be broadcast at least 6 times per each day. The street interviews will be conducted and will be collected in a 1 minute vox-pop questionnaire addressed to the respective political parties and blocks





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2007-08-31

    Program:

    Media

    Grant Number:

    15618

    Organization:

    Team, Research Center

    Contact:

    Avet Demuryan

    Grant Amount:

    22600 USD

    Purpose:

    For monitoring of mass media activities during Presidential Election in 2008. The monitoring will cover pre-official period of election campaign from October 1, 2007 to December 15, 2007. The monitoring will cover 4 nationwide coverage TV stations: Public TV, Armenia TV, Second Armenian TV, ALM; 3 local TV stations: Shant (Yerevan), Erkir-Media (Yerevan), Kentron (Yerevan), 1 Radio Company: Armenian Public Radio. The all TV programs which will be broadcasted from 18.00 to 24.00 will be monitored during the project implementation. The final report with the monitoring results will be published and will include both the results of the monitoring during the official campaign carried out by TEAM and the results of the official campaign period conducted by the Yerevan Press Club





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2007-11-01

    Program:

    Law

    Grant Number:

    15544

    Organization:

    Collaboration for Democracy Center, NGO

    Contact:

    Mikayel Baghdasaryan

    Grant Amount:

    25000 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to support the Public Monitoring Group, which will regularly monitor the situation in penitentiary institutions of Armenia related to human rights protection and to present the situation to the large public. During the project implementation the planned visits will be conducted twice to each institution. The Board will: conduct monitoring of the health care services provided in compulsory detention institutions of Armenia for reducing risks related to public health and promoting the health and well-being of those in custody by providing professional care based on internationally recommended standards for prison health, revealing the problems that effect the health situation of the convicts, particularly with the focus on the following risk diseases: HIV infection, TB, drug abuse and addiction, mental health disorders; raise awareness of inmates and prison staff on internationally recommended standards for prison health; make recommendations to penal-correctional institutions, Ministry of Justice and Ministry of Health.; as well as will raise public debate on the revealed observations to improve the situation in penal-correctional institutions; provide required (twice a year to each institution) and urgent visits (based on emergency call) to ensure that services are provided for everyone needing treatment, care and prevention in prison. The training will be conducted related how to monitor health issues in prisons with participation of expert from European organization. The monitoring report will be published in Armenian and English and will be distributed through all interested governmental, non-governmental and international organizations. The large discussion on report will be organized in the framework of the project through round table and TV programs in cooperation with “Partnership for Open Society” initiative





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2007-04-12

    Program:

    Law

    Grant Number:

    15467

    Organization:

    Bar Association of the Republic of Armenia

    Contact:

    Vigen Kocharyan

    Grant Amount:

    48734 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 three marzes of Armenia, to organize three professional trainings for lawyers both in Yerevan and in marzes, to implement regular monitoring and present two reports and to carry out bimonthly analysis of the applied cases during the project. The beneficiary groups include but are not limited to disabled, ethnic minorities, conscripts, inmates, elderly, children and women. The services include both consulting and representation in the court. In the framework of this project the organization will improve the draft law "On Free Legal Aid” based on consultation with Advocates' Chamber and other professional and human rights organizations and will advocate for adoption and implementation of the law through European Neighborhood Policy. Two trainings in Yerevan and two in each of the selected marzes for NGOs on cooperation with free legal aid offices will be conducted during the project implementation





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2007-04-11

    Program:

    Law

    Grant Number:

    15466

    Organization:

    Achilles, NGO

    Contact:

    Eduard Hovhannisyan

    Grant Amount:

    27710 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to monitor court cases for the period 2002-2007 related administrative issues, with cases by police against drivers and drivers against traffic police; to make a situation analysis of current reform in traffic police and make a policy recommendations on reform activities. During the project a series of training will be conducted for students of law department, advocates, courts' representatives, journalists. The public hearings will be organized and monitoring results will be presented to the large public and interested organizations. The concept paper on traffic safety will be developed and discussed. The TV programs will be prepared and broadcast with participation of Ministry of Justice, Traffic Police and NGOs





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2007-02-23

    Program:

    Information

    Grant Number:

    15507

    Organization:

    Yerevan Computer Research and Development Institute

    Contact:

    Arman Kuchukyan

    Grant Amount:

    17085 USD

    Purpose:

    For: deployment of AREV system in Telecommunication centers; installation of Arev System for blind people in 14 telecenters (Ashtarak Secondary school # 5, Charentzavan City library, Kapan City library, Lusntag, NGO and Goris Teachers Union, Telecommunication centers of Stepanavan, Hrazdan, Vanadzor, Tashir, Alaverdi, Armavir, Sevan, Echmiadzin)





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2007-12-27

    Program:

    Information

    Grant Number:

    15806

    Organization:

    Center for Information Law and Policy

    Contact:

    David Sandukhchyan

    Grant Amount:

    31628 USD

    Purpose:

    For preparation of at least two analytical materials on best practices in area of telecom regulation, recommendations on open source policy. The recommendations will include principles of source policy and policy elements to be adopted in form of legal and regulatory instruments. It will also provide examples of open source application: the areas and solutions. The recommendations will also include description of policy documents (type, structure and content) that national and local administration authorities could adopt as a part of their information strategies. The analysis and relevant recommendations must be published and presented to Information Technologies Development Supporting Council (ITDSC). Initiation and expert support of pilot e-governance projects aimed to demonstrate the benefits of e-governance tools; raising of public awareness about the use of existing e-government tools and promotion of cooperation between the authorities and civil society in development of new e-government instruments. Development of recommendations and monitoring implementation of European Neighborhood Policy (ENP) program in the field of Information Society and Media will be developed as well. Organization of at least 2 round tables on TV and 2 workshop seminars devoted to open source popularization in Armenia





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2007-12-06

    Program:

    Information

    Grant Number:

    15591

    Organization:

    Fundamental Scientific Library of the NASA

    Contact:

    Tigran Zargaryan

    Grant Amount:

    37655 USD

    Purpose:

    Project will introduce Open Access publishing mechanism, institutional repository system, and self-archiving toolset of scholarly communication to the academic community of Armenia. Project will publish 12 issues of electronic journal mainly focused on Mathematics and Radiophysics and will include publications/articles from the Institute of Mathematics of National Academy of Sciences and Radio and Institute of Radiophysics and Electronics, Armenian National Academy of Sciences (IRPHE). Folowing tasks will be implemented during project: publication of scientific research studies, which are financed from the state budget; publication of Dissertations published within the RA NAS; translation and application of “Creative Commons” copyright policy during publication; integration into the directory of international Open Access Journals





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2007-04-30

    Program:

    HESP

    Grant Number:

    15509

    Organization:

    State Engineering University of Armenia

    Contact:

    Eduard Hakobyan

    Grant Amount:

    32000 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to organize a two-week summer school on Quality Assurance in July, 2007 (invited lecturers are from Italy, Sweden and Armenia; participants will be selected from NIS, Eastern European and Central Asia countries, and from the regions of Armenia); to raise professional skills on Quality Assurance of 30 participants (the participants are from university administration). A round table discussion on Quality Assurance will be conducted after the Summer School with participation of the Ministry of Education and Science, invited lecturers, rectors of Armenian universities





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2007-04-30

    Program:

    HESP

    Grant Number:

    15511

    Organization:

    International Center for Journalists

    Contact:

    Hasmik Mkrtchyan

    Grant Amount:

    33890 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to organize a two-week summer school on “New Model of Journalism Education” in July 18 –July 31, 2007 (invited lecturers are from Eastern Europe; competition to participate in summer school is open for NIS, Eastern European and Central Asia countries, and from the regions of Armenia); to raise professional skills on journalism education of 21 participants (the participants are junior faculty members)





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2007-12-18

    Program:

    HESP

    Grant Number:

    15670

    Organization:

    Yerevan State Linguistic University after V. Brusov

    Contact:

    Serob Khachatryan

    Grant Amount:

    9480 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to develop and pilot academic courses entitled “Philosophy of Education” and “Human Resource Management in Education” at Yerevan State Linguistic University; to train 20 staff members of National Institute of Education; to publish educational manuals on “Philosophy of Education” and “Human Resource Management in Education”





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2007-12-28

    Program:

    HESP

    Grant Number:

    15808

    Organization:

    Yerevan State University

    Contact:

    Ashot Alexanyan

    Grant Amount:

    10000 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to develop and pilot academic courses entitled “Theory of Bureaucracy” and “Comparative analysis of political systems of western democracy” at Yerevan State University (for 2nd grade MA students and PhD-students, for 3rd and 4th grade BA students); to incorporate two courses into the curricula of YSU, Political Science Chair; to publish educational manuals on “Theory of Bureaucracy” and “Comparative analysis of political systems of western democracy”





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2007-05-15

    Program:

    East East

    Grant Number:

    15480

    Organization:

    Yerevan State University

    Contact:

    Siranush Sargsyan

    Grant Amount:

    21155 USD

    Purpose:

    For organization of conference "Information Technologies in Education in 21st Century", May 21 - 23, 2007, Yerevan, Armenia





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2007-04-10

    Program:

    East East

    Grant Number:

    15593

    Organization:

    Helsinki Committee of Armenia

    Contact:

    Avetik Ishkhanyan

    Grant Amount:

    15565 USD

    Purpose:

    For organization of the Conference on International Best Practices of Implementation of OPCAT, November 12 - 13, 2007 in Yerevan, Armenia. After the conference a package of recommendations will be prepared and submitted to the National Assembly of Armenia





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2007-04-17

    Program:

    Civil Society

    Grant Number:

    15367

    Organization:

    Armenian Forests, NGO

    Contact:

    Nazeli Vardanyan

    Grant Amount:

    10710 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to gather representatives from the environmental sector (NGO sector representatives and individuals who are active in advocacy in environment sphere); to create for them opportunity for raising the environmental problems which are unique for selected regions of Armenia (Vanadzor, Stepanavan, Ijevan, Gavar, Ararat and Yerevan); to help young people to understand policy formation stages and lobbying mechanisms ( about 30 students); to develop recommendation to improve provision in already developed policies; to broadcast 5 TV programs by local channels in debate format, where experts from implementing organization will present the environmental problems of the region to the local authorities, decision makers, and NGOs representatives; to summarize TV series presented in the regions and broadcast them in Yerevan as a one whole program





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2007-04-17

    Program:

    Civil Society

    Grant Number:

    15438

    Organization:

    Menk Plus, NGO

    Contact:

    Nadezhda Hakobyan

    Grant Amount:

    10686 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to ensure transparency of Gyumri Municipality work; to increase the accountability of the work of Gyumri Municipality; to activate the participation of Gyumri residents in self-governance of the city by increasing public access to decisions of Gyumri Municipality and Council; to conduct a periodical survey of Gyumri residents to find out their opinion on Municipality's activities and publicize the results through local newspapers and regional TV channels; to conduct a training on “Access to Information” for the local-self government authorities of the region; to cooperate with local-self governments bodies, 4 regional TV stations, 3 radio companies, 3 newspapers, human rights and local self-government NGOs





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2007-04-27

    Program:

    Civil Society

    Grant Number:

    15451

    Organization:

    Planet of Childhood, NGO

    Contact:

    Lusya Badiryan

    Grant Amount:

    11337 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to monitor the situation related to children’s rights protection, particularly in orphanages and special institutions, to reveal the real situation in the sphere; to prepare package of recommendation related to reforms in the sphere of children's rights; to cooperate with all interested NGOs as well as international organizations (UNICEF, Bridge of Hope, Armenian Helsinki Committee, Partnership for Open Society, etc.) to organize a round-table discussion involving the stakeholders and all interested parties to discuss the developed package of recommendations and the overall results of the project





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2007-05-17

    Program:

    Civil Society

    Grant Number:

    15402

    Organization:

    Goris Press Club

    Contact:

    Susanna Shahnazaryan

    Grant Amount:

    11254 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to publish articles in "Ban u Gorts" newspaper to publicize the problems related to MDG, poverty reduction, freedom of speech, Parliamentary Elections in May, civic engagement in local government decision making processes, etc. in Syunik region; to involve journalists from Kapan, Meghri, Sisian, Goris and other sub-regions; to make the articles electronically available on organization's website; to conduct a seminar for the journalists involved in the project and draft topics suitable for each sub region; to organize discussions with participation of the authors of articles; to collaborate with local NGOs during project implementation; to hire consultant on investigative article writing; to publish the articles in a booklet and disseminate it not only to all interested parties in Syunik but also in Yerevan; to publish articles focusing on serious issues in pan-republican newspapers





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2007-04-17

    Program:

    Civil Society

    Grant Number:

    15375

    Organization:

    Liarzhek Kyank, NGO

    Contact:

    Suren Maghakyan

    Grant Amount:

    11185 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to enhance the participation of the disabled in Lori region; to inform them on their rights through individual counseling; to publicize the problems of the disabled in the region through publications, TV broadcasts and organization of round-tables; to enhance the social collaboration among NGOs and local governmental bodies in the region; to increase the level of tolerance of the society towards the disabled





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    Program:

    Civil Society

    Grant Number:

    15655

    Organization:

    Modus Vivendi, NGO

    Contact:

    Lusine Vasilyan

    Grant Amount:

    19310 USD

    Purpose:

    The aim of the project is to monitor the work of the political parties in the National Assembly during the fall session. The project will be implemented by a working group in association with experts who will observe the work of the committees and the sessions of the National Assembly. Results of the monitoring will be published and widely publicized through online media, blogs, television and radio





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2007-11-27

    Program:

    Civil Society

    Grant Number:

    15689

    Organization:

    Helsinki Citizens' Assembly Vanadzor Office

    Contact:

    Arthur Sakunts

    Grant Amount:

    37851 USD

    Purpose:

    For formation of mechanisms of rapid reaction to HR violation in the Lori region of Armenia through strengthening of the potential and increasing effectiveness of Helsinki Citizen's Assembly Vanadzor office activities. The office will undertake focus group monitoring in pre-trial detention places, Special Schools, Children's homes (orphanages), and Centers of Care of Elderly in Vanadzor; will disseminate HR situation reports in the Lori region through the website; will increase effectiveness of the monitoring for presidential elections of 2008; will come up with policy recommendations based on monitoring of semi-closed institutions completed in 2007-2008; will increase the level of legal awareness of citizens in five cities of the Lori region and about the situation of HR in the region





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2007-11-27

    Program:

    Civil Society

    Grant Number:

    15688

    Organization:

    The A.D. Sakharov Armenian Human Rights Protection Center

    Contact:

    Levon Nersisyan

    Grant Amount:

    35000 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to raise public awareness, ensuring free and fair presidential elections and protection of HR and freedom, through improving effectiveness of Sakharov Center and local NGOs, collaborating with the Center. The objectives are: 1) through trainings and seminars, raise the level of knowledge of Center’s co-workers, and local NGOs collaborating with the Center; 2) work towards formation of civic activism towards the Presidential Elections in 2008; 3) provide free of charge legal consultations and advocacy services to vulnerable groups of population and monitor the situation of HR protection and basic freedoms in the Republic to ensure protection of civil and social rights; 4) propose recommendations to improve laws, styles and methods of work of state bodies and self-governing bodies, in connection to the fact that some procedural acts, actions of certain representatives of law enforcement and judicial bodies and structures in practice contribute to mass violations of civil and social rights of people; 5) through media inform larger public about the situation of HR rights and reasons leading to HR violation in Armenia; 6) improve the level of legal awareness and knowledge of the most vulnerable groups of the population





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2007-11-29

    Program:

    Civil Society

    Grant Number:

    15690

    Organization:

    Committee to Protect Freedom of Expression, NGO

    Contact:

    Ashot Melikyan

    Grant Amount:

    37000 USD

    Purpose:

    For protection of public interests through strengthening of the journalists' organizations and regional mass media. The project has set a number of goals: 1) activation of democratic reforms in Armenia and participation of mass media and NGOs as very important institutions of civil society; 2) improving the potential of journalists' unions in Yerevan as well as in regions of the country and increasing their role in protection of public interests and advocacy; 3) cooperation toward development of freedom of speech, access to information from the society, improved professionalism and responsibility of mass media in front of its audience. These goals will be achieved through monitoring of regional mass media and providing recommendations, related to development of pluralism in mass media and improved professionalism and responsibility toward audience; conducting research in the regions through focus groups, assessing satisfaction of public from information received and compare those with results of mass media monitoring to draw conclusions and reflect those in the recommendations to improving mass media activities; preparing and airing talk-shows in regional TV companies to discuss issues related to freedom of speech and role of Mass Media in a democratic society and sharing those with local audience the results from this project, and through organizing and conducting a conference in Yerevan with participation of unions of journalists and mass media from all marzes of the country to discuss essential issues related to information sphere





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2007-11-27

    Program:

    Civil Society

    Grant Number:

    15619

    Organization:

    Civil Society Institute

    Contact:

    Artak Kirakosyan

    Grant Amount:

    26234 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: maintenance and regular update of www.hra.am portal with analytical articles on human rights issues in Armenia, for increasing interest and engagement of the public of Armenia in human rights issues, for popularization of the HR blog, for providing weekly reviews of the HR issues, for investigation, monitoring and reporting on specific human rights violations in Armenia





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2007-11-23

    Program:

    Civil Society

    Grant Number:

    15731

    Organization:

    Unison, NGO

    Contact:

    Armen Alaverdyan

    Grant Amount:

    35000 USD

    Purpose:

    For promotion of equal opportunities for disabled and non-disabled residents of Armenia through: 1) expanding the services of the Center for Independent Living (CIL) for disabled people in Yerevan, establishment of a CIL in Syunik Marz. The CIL will be opened following the Yerevan model. Free-of-charge legal consultations will be provided to persons with disabilities; 2) raising the employment level of persons with disabilities and promote policy changes in the field among the relevant state officials and in the private sector, through research of labor market, establishment of labor registry center, trainings for disabled job seekers, creation of database of disabled job seekers, submitting CVs of disabled job seekers to potential employers, organizing job fair and publication of a leaflet on labor rights and job opportunities; 3) raising the general awareness (especially in marzes) of human rights of persons with disabilities, empowering young disabled residents of small towns and rural areas to live full lives and helping them make a shift from segregation to inclusion, through holding a nation-wide campaign that will include articles in newspapers, TV/radio interviews, production of 3-minute TV clip that will be aired at least for 2 months on the most popular TV channels, publication of newsletters, actions and roundtables in all 10 marzes; 4) promotion and protection of electoral rights of voters with disabilities, including deaf voters and those with limited mobility, through talk shows on electoral rights of disabled voters; monitoring of the rights of deaf voters; observation of Presidential Elections and preparation of report on the elections; 5) produce four policy briefs on a quarterly basis; 6) provide monthly information for the HR portal





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2007-11-27

    Program:

    Civil Society

    Grant Number:

    15692

    Organization:

    Collaboration for Democracy Center, NGO

    Contact:

    Stepan Danielayn

    Grant Amount:

    34990 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to continue to monitor the state of religious freedoms in the country and tolerance education, to further develop the capacity of the organization by recruiting new experts and retraining them, publish a journal regarding the religion and society, which will be mainly distributed to the regions, among the youth, religious and non-religious groups, organizations and academic institutions, to organize roundtables, seminars and TV talk shows on religious freedoms with the involvement of well-known experts in the field, to determine the subjects and the tasks of the research of currently heated questions in the field of the society and religion in Armenia; to select and involve specialists, religious individuals and communities who would voice their concerns and would write on various subjects of religion and society; to serve as the link between healthiest segments of professionals in the government who understand importance of pluralism and diversity as well as support civic model of support of individuals identity. The organization will also keep up the monitoring of the internet and paper publishing news agencies, examine media outlets from the point of view of their contradiction to the international standards and the Constitution. Also, the organization will hold social and legal actions towards positive legislation and protection of exercise of the freedom of religion, will replenish the stocks of the library, will push forward the idea of on-line forums for discussions and debate, will prepare annual report on the Monitoring of Democratic Reforms





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2007-11-26

    Program:

    Civil Society

    Grant Number:

    15687

    Organization:

    Fund Against Violation of Law

    Contact:

    Zhora Khachatryan

    Grant Amount:

    38700 USD

    Purpose:

    For protection of socio-economic rights of people in Armenia: reform and development of legislation and implementation practices in the field of protection of privacy and labor rights, raising the level of protectedness of vulnerable groups of population, formation of public control over the public authorities in fulfillment of their constitutional, and international obligations and responsibilities in the field of HR, strengthening the five centers established in regions, establishing another center in Tavoush. To achieve this, the organization will strengthen collaboration with state inspection on labor, career centers, committees of trade unions, organize joint seminars within and between civil centers for employees, collaborate with career centers towards protection of employees' rights, research and prepare user-friendly materials on privacy right and legal acts, related to labor rights, prepare policy papers (policy briefs) on a quarterly basis on privacy, labor and employee rights, provide legal consultations to vulnerable groups, conduct hot-line whereas citizens can report on human rights violations, provide mobile legal consultations in 4-6 cities where no civil centers exist, organize Round Tables, initiate and prepare hearing at National Assembly, voice about privacy and labor rights violations through TV, radio, newspapers and provide monthly information for the HR portal. Main objective summary: 1) capacity building of the organization, 2) capacity building of other NGOs, civil groups, media and certain authority groups, 3) protection of Vulnerable Groups





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2007-11-26

    Program:

    Civil Society

    Grant Number:

    15685

    Organization:

    Association of Women with University Education

    Contact:

    Jemma Hasratyan

    Grant Amount:

    28820 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: organization of four regional Centers for Civic Initiatives in Shirak, Lori, Ararat and Kotayk marzes, twelve one-day seminars conducted in Gyumri, Akhurian, Stepanavan and Alaverdi, Ijevan, Ararat, Hrazdan, Martuni, Kapan and Goris, Yeghegnadzor, Echmiadzin each of them to be attended by 25-30 participants, one stream AAWUE Women's Leadership School organized for 25-30 participants and organized in Yerevan, Goris or Kapan, organization of second meeting of Women Leadership school graduates, six round table and dialogue sessions with political parties, twenty round tables conducted within the framework of the one-day nationwide action "Women's agenda of the President" and creation of the AAWUE web site. Publication of one Armenian issue of newsletter "Women with University Education", preparation of four policy briefs





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2007-04-17

    Program:

    Civil Society

    Grant Number:

    15415

    Organization:

    Center for Social Dialogue, NGO

    Contact:

    Gohar Tadevosyan

    Grant Amount:

    12500 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to analyze the impact of development projects on community, regional and national levels; to evaluate the impact of development projects directed towards activation of civic engagement and participation by ensuring efficient methods of action and real mechanisms of influence for civic groups; to publish a "Guide on Evaluation of Impact of Development Programs," translate it into English and publicize it through discussions and presentations in cooperation with Partnership for Open Society





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2007-11-28

    Program:

    Civil Society

    Grant Number:

    15773

    Organization:

    Asparez, Journalists' Club, NGO

    Contact:

    Levon Barseghyan

    Grant Amount:

    40660 USD

    Purpose:

    For stimulating discussion and debate on a number of issues among civil society organizations and media in Shirak, Lori, Tavush, Gegharkunik regions. The project will be mainly focused at raising awareness on the activities of the Partnership for Open Society Initiative within the regions and on the process of ENP and MCA implementation in Armenia. The project will reflect on such issues as basic rights and freedoms, media freedom, situation with corruption and political rights as well as problematic environmental issues. For organization of 44 discussions in the communities of the above-mentioned Marzes, preparation of fifteen TV debates which will be broadcast mostly live and will give an opportunity for questions and answers for the viewers, regular update of the www.aparez.am portal, publication of inserts for regional print media on the activities of POS, ENP and MCA implementation





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2007-12-28

    Program:

    Arts&Culture

    Grant Number:

    15696

    Organization:

    Young Film, NGO

    Contact:

    Arman Mazmanyan

    Grant Amount:

    10080 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to carry out film festivals in 6 cities of Armenia-Yerevan, Goris, Yeghegnadzor, Gavar, Ijevan, Gyumri with participation of young and experienced directors from all over Armenia. During the film screenings it is planned to ensure participation of as many people as possible. After the festival prizes for the three best films will be given





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2007-12-28

    Program:

    Arts&Culture

    Grant Number:

    15697

    Organization:

    Molorak, NGO

    Contact:

    Susanna Apresyan

    Grant Amount:

    12884 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to establish cultural cooperation between 2 regions based on human rights, introducing talented children to the society and involve disabled children of special schools in the project through organizing exhibitions. Thus, the project plans to gather all the talented children, especially disabled children of Lori and Tavush regions, work with them and organize song –festivals and exhibitions in 2 regions based on the works of schoolchildren of special schools in Vanadzor, talk about their human rights during planed talk shows. The main essence of the song-festival and art exhibitions is to give a platform to the children with and without disabilities to get acquainted with each other and later to cooperate. By this, children will understand that they all have equal rights and talent to be active in cultural life and bring their fresh contribution to the development of the culture and art in the regions





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2007-12-28

    Program:

    Arts&Culture

    Grant Number:

    15699

    Organization:

    Theatre for Changes, NGO

    Contact:

    Tigran Sekoyan

    Grant Amount:

    14210 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to establish the first in Armenia interregional forum theatre, to activate cultural cooperation between the regions, also between Yerevan and the regions, with combined efforts of social plays performed both in regions and in Yerevan, also to use the genre of forum theatre as an effective tool in solving social problems. To achieve the above mentioned goals the organization plans to use the method of forum theatres, as the latter gives an opportunity to combine theatrical art and effective discussions on social problems. At the same time, the ways that forum theatre suggests are exceptional and safe, as the actions take place in the conditional environment. As a result the applicant organization plans with the help of forum theatre to establish strong interregional ties, to activate cultural life in the regions and to push Armenian citizens and residents in regions and in Yerevan to participate in decision making of questions wich bother them. The interactive part will give an opportunity to the audience to find new ways to solve various social problems





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2007-12-25

    Program:

    Arts&Culture

    Grant Number:

    15746

    Organization:

    Center for International Union of Puppeteers - UNIMA - Armenia

    Contact:

    Armen Safaryan

    Grant Amount:

    6470 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to organize New Year movable theatres in 4 schools of children with special needs of Armenia with participation of actors from the Puppet Theatre, Theatre of Pantomime. The project participants/experts will decorate the halls of the schools for the event, which includes shows with big doll masks, also dancing and circus shows with animals. The scenario of the performance will be based on Amenian Fairy Tale “ Puy-Puy Mouse” by D. Demirchyan. At the end of the performance children will receive prices and presents





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2007-12-07

    Program:

    Arts&Culture

    Grant Number:

    15631

    Organization:

    SPFA

    Contact:

    Astghik Maranjian

    Grant Amount:

    21800 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to empower young people from Armenia, Georgia and Turkey and give them the mean to tell through the video art media about their daily life, dreams, concerns, vision of the evolution of their society and support young short film directors in the region and promote regional art cooperation in the filed of audiovisual art. This project will contribute to intercultural dialogue and understanding among young people from Armenia, Georgia and Turkey. It will also promote democratic participation and active citizenship by giving a voice to youth which is too after voiceless in those society and elsewhere





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2007-11-30

    Program:

    Arts&Culture

    Grant Number:

    15638

    Organization:

    Naregatsi Art Institute

    Contact:

    Levon Iskenyan

    Grant Amount:

    10000 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to represent Greek, Assyrian and Kurdish cultural heritage (film, visual art exhibitions, musical concerts and CD album production) en masse throughout Armenia. The event will take place in the capital of Armenia and three other regions of Armenia. NAI plans to organize the screening of one contemporary film produced by a Greek director, one visual art exhibition, two concerts will be held in Yerevan and three mixed concerts and visual art exhibition in Gyumri, Vanadzor and Artashat





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2007-10-29

    Program:

    Arts&Culture

    Grant Number:

    15641

    Organization:

    Armenian Association of Film Critics and Cinema Journalists

    Contact:

    Susanna Harutyunyan

    Grant Amount:

    17000 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to address the problem of isolation, segregation and information vacuum; to recover the role of the regional cinema journalism, develop professional exchange and cooperation with neighbor-states; to organize two trainings for cinema journalists/critics and students; to ensure participation of Armenian journalists in European Film Festival on Wheels in Kars, Tbilisi IFF, Istanbul IFF; to organize a joint work of Armenian and foreign journalists during Golden Apricot International Film Festival on the Festival bilingual daily newsletter to be issued in Azg newspaper and on the Festival website www.gaiff.am; to invite 5 participants from Georgia and Turkey to Yerevan, as well as European cinema/media experts as trainers





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2007-10-29

    Program:

    Arts&Culture

    Grant Number:

    15646

    Organization:

    Liza, Legal Gender Cultural Foundation

    Contact:

    Mariam Ohanyan

    Grant Amount:

    9000 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to discuss the problem of Women-Creativity-Gender, violence, inequality, discrimination through films during the Fourth KIN International Film Festival; to organize "Feature Film," "Documentary Film," "Animation Film" competitions; to hold Guests' Program; to organize retrospective screening; to organize "Problems of Women Filmmakers" round table discussion; to publish bi-language catalogue (Armenian, English) with comprehensive information on works presented during the festival





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2007-07-10

    Program:

    Arts&Culture

    Grant Number:

    15573

    Organization:

    National Association of Art Critics

    Contact:

    Nazaret Karoyan

    Grant Amount:

    19982 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to integrate modern ideas and arts studies and art critic methods into educational system; to actualize art studies disciplines as well as raise the scope of coverage on contemporary art in mass media; to integrate of two-year course entitled “Art studies” into the educational plan of “Mkhitar Sebastaci” art college; to include into the course theoretical as well as practical classes





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2007-07-09

    Program:

    Arts&Culture

    Grant Number:

    15577

    Organization:

    Center for International Union of Puppeteers - UNIMA - Armenia

    Contact:

    Armen Safaryan

    Grant Amount:

    14952 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to organize international festival entitled “Tale Day” in Dsegh village with participation of national as well as international puppet theaters for the period from 6-10 September, 2007; to increase the number of international and national participants annually, to renew the repertoire, make “Tumanyan’s Tale Day” traditional





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2007-04-30

    Program:

    Arts&Culture

    Grant Number:

    15496

    Organization:

    Armenian Open University

    Contact:

    Ruben Arevshatyan

    Grant Amount:

    8000 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to invite artists, art critics and curators from Kyrgyzstan, Turkey and Russia to deliver lactures and master classes at the department of fine arts of AOU; to provide field of active experience and knowledge exchange on educational level; to define through lectures and master classes commonness and differences in the world outlook developments, aesthetical and creative approaches in contemporary art of post-soviet countries, to redound to development of new ideas submitted by students of the fine arts department; to make participants of the project not only students of faculty of fine arts AOU, but also to invite students from other educational institutions of Armenia (the Yerevan Academy of Fine Arts, Gyumri Academy of Fine Arts, an educational complex “ Mkhitar Sebastatsi”, ACCEA, etc.); to start creating technical-material basis for future network exchange educational projects; to create an archive of (video/audio records, transcripts of lectures, seminars, master classes)





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2007-04-30

    Program:

    Arts&Culture

    Grant Number:

    15499

    Organization:

    Golden Apricot Fund for Cinema Development

    Contact:

    Susanna Harutyunyan

    Grant Amount:

    10000 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to support the producers of low-budget fiction and documentary film projects that reflect the Caucasus and neighboring regions within the DAB Regional Co-Production Forum; to hold the DAB Forum separately from the Golden Apricot film festival as simultaneous implementation proved that it is not manageable and affects the quality of the DAB event; to present series of film projects followed by the panel discussions among producers from Armenia, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Russia, Turkey, Iran Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, etc





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2007-04-30

    Program:

    Arts&Culture

    Grant Number:

    15490

    Organization:

    "Patker Photo" Agency

    Contact:

    Ruben Mangasaryan

    Grant Amount:

    15000 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to make a visual bridge across the closed borders of Turkey and Armenia to recognize each other's culture, see everyday life, find out similarities and differences, establish dialogue and cooperation. The project goal will be achieved through photographing Kars and Gyumri cities located on both sides of the border, as well as the entire border area and demonstrate the photos to people in both countries. It is envisioned that a special benefit from the project will get the students of Kars and Gyumri, who will communicate through Internet forum





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2007-04-30

    Program:

    Arts&Culture

    Grant Number:

    15487

    Organization:

    Naregatsi Art Institute

    Contact:

    Levon Iskenyan

    Grant Amount:

    3400 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to introduce the Jewish music and poetry of 19-21 centuries in capital of Armenia and the regions (Gyumri, Kapan, Vanadzor) through concerts and poetry recitals in collaboration with a Jewish composer residing in Armenia





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2007-04-30

    Program:

    Arts&Culture

    Grant Number:

    15494

    Organization:

    City Research Center, NGO

    Contact:

    Ashot Mirzoyan

    Grant Amount:

    10000 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to unite 13 citizens from South-Caucasus countries, Turkey and Iran in the city of Isfahan, Iran, for promotion of intercultural dialogue, understanding peaceful coexistence, respect of each others culture. The goal of the project will be achieved through cleaning of historical sites, organizing forums and discussions, visiting multi-ethnic communities, preparing national meals





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2007-04-30

    Program:

    Arts&Culture

    Grant Number:

    15493

    Organization:

    The Armenian Center for Contemporary Experimental Art

    Contact:

    Edward Balassanian

    Grant Amount:

    10000 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to create a milieu and opportunity for artists from the region to interact, support and encourage one another to produce contemporary art in collaboration with one another and in pare with international standards; to organize joint exhibitions in Istanbul and Diyarbekir, Turkey and Tehran, Iran





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2007-09-11

    Program:

    Arts&Culture

    Grant Number:

    15592

    Organization:

    British Embassy British Council

    Contact:

    Lucine Ghulyan

    Grant Amount:

    12337 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to contribute to the enhancement of democratic processes in Armenia through raising public confidence in their role of promoting positive change; to raise public awareness on critically vital issues of our society; to increase public conciseness on the role of public in promoting accountable and transparent government; to empower people to actively participate in the socio-political life and take a responsibility for changing the quality of life in their country; to stage 4 performances in the regions (Shirak, Lori, Gegharkunik and Syunik) and in the educational institutions in Yerevan