The Hrant Dink Foundation launches the Turkey-Armenia Travel Grant with a view to increase direct contacts and to promote cooperation between the peoples of the two neighbouring countries.
Turkey-Armenia Travel Grant aims to support the travels of 200 individuals within a period of 16 months thanks to the financial assistance of the European Union. Hrant Dink Foundation will administer the Travel Grant in partnership with the Civilitas Foundation in Armenia and with the support of Community Volunteers Foundation (TOG) based in Turkey and the Youth Initiative Centre (YIC) based in Gyumri, Armenia.
Turkey-Armenia Travel Grant was designed as a pool to encourage non-profit civic initiatives and individuals including youth, university students, university clubs, civil society organisations, professional organisations, local youth initiatives, high school students and teachers, academics and researchers, journalists, sports clubs, businesses and local authorities, to travel to the neighbouring country for specific goals. Through the Travel Grant, the Foundation aims to contribute to joint initiatives between the two countries in various thematic fields such as youth and volunteering, human rights and democracy, education, environment, history, culture and arts, development, sports, regional cooperation and European integration.
The Travel Grant will support various activities such as partnership building and networking, feasibility visits, cross-border cooperation projects, project preparation meetings, exchange programmes, education and language-learning, academic cooperation, research and dissertation, volunteering in civil society organisations, joint productions in culture and arts, organisation of or participation in meetings, panels, seminars, conferences, workshops, exhibitions, concerts and similar events related to the above-mentioned thematic fields.
Citizens of Turkey and Armenia, individuals legally residing in Turkey and Armenia, non-profit groups, initiatives and organisations based or registered in Turkey and Armenia will be able to benefit from the Travel Grant as beneficiaries. After their visits, Travel Grant beneficiaries’ experiences and impressions about the neighbouring country will be shared. Travel Grant will be open to applications at all times. Yet, the beneficiaries will be determined by a Selection Committee in line with the below selection timeline.