Eurasia Partnership Foundation’s (EPF) guiding vision is a South Caucasus that is peaceful, conflict-free and cooperative with civically engaged citizens, socially responsible businesses, and sustainable, accountable and effective third sector organizations. Because our operating landscape is one of political unrest, military confrontation, economic crisis and limited regional cooperation, we must harness the potential of community activism and local philanthropy to make a contribution to peace- and confidence-building.
EPF’s mission is to empower people to effect change for social justice and economic prosperity through hands-on programs, helping them to improve their communities and their own lives.
EPF became an independent local non-governmental organization in 2007. With locally registered offices in Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia, EPF is the legacy institution of Eurasia Foundation (EF). While programmatically, institutionally and financially distinct, EPF in Armenia is a member of the Eurasia Partnership Foundation and Eurasia Foundation networks and is strategically cooperating with the other Eurasia offices, as well as Partnership Foundations in Georgia and Azerbaijan, and implements regional and cross-border programming as a central part of its mandate.
EPF is implementing a broad portfolio of programs. Some of the notable areas covered are:
- Human Rights and Justice Reform
- Peace-building and Conflict Transformation
- Civil Society capacity building and Youth Empowerment
- Good Governance
- Policy Advocacy
We have accumulated 20 years of experience in program implementation, grant making, and cooperation with the Armenian civil society. We have shaped a unique portfolio of services to position ourselves as a ‘think and do’ tank with expertise laying in the nexus of project design and management, network building and consortium management, civil society capacity building, policy research and advocacy, alternative content development, and peace building.
Specifically, EPF provides a broad range of services, including:
- Production and dissemination of high-quality policy papers in English, Armenian and Russian,
- Research and surveys both in Armenia and in the Caucasus,
- Policy advocacy, facilitation of discussion and dissemination of results to key stakeholders, organization of advocacy campaigns,
- Strategic consultations and public debates,
- Development and broadcast of TV and on-line debates, talk-shows, PSAs addressing some of the key issues in Armenian public discourse,
- Production and broadcast of documentaries and cartoons,
- Development of web platforms for information exchange, networking and/or e-learning,
- Publication and dissemination of books and e-newsletters,
- Facilitation of dialogue across conflict divides,
- Grant-making via invited and non-invited (open-door) calls for proposals,
- Trainings on project management and fundraising targeting youth and communities,
- Capacity-building for civil society organizations throughout the country,
- Organization of Social Innovation Camps,
- Organization of Organizational Activity Seminars, also referred to as Creative Game.
The Eurasia Foundation Network comprises New Eurasia Foundation (Russia), Eurasia Foundation of Central Asia, Eurasia Partnership Foundation, East Europe Foundation (Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova) and Eurasia Foundation (United States). Since 1993, Eurasia Foundation and the network have invested more than $360 million in local and cross-border projects to promote civic and economic inclusion throughout the Eurasia region. For more information about the Eurasia Foundation Network, please visit http://www.eurasia.org/