On Monday, August 26th, the Swedish parliamentary delegation led by the speaker of the parliament (Riksdag) Dr. Andreas Norlén visited Armenia. Dr. Norlén and his delegation had meetings with state officials as well as with civil society representatives. The dinner with civil society representatives was attended by Gevorg Ter-Gabrielyan, CEO of EPF.
Since the Soviet Union’s collapse, Russia has used an impressively broad variety of tactics in its attempts to manage its neighborhood. In Ukraine and Georgia, the approach has been military, while in Moldova, Armenia, and the Balkans, it has channeled its power largely through illiberal elites in the judiciary, legislature, and media. Whether by jets or through judges, the Kremlin’s influence in these emerging democracies has been substantial, weakening their institutions and rendering them even more vulnerable to political manipulation.
Roy Southworth, our dear friend and colleague, died on July 23rd in California from cancer. In his final days, Roy was surrounded by his wife Cathy, his three children, their spouses and all of his grandchildren. Roy’s death is a devastating blow and we miss him terribly. As soon as we have information from the family about a memorial service for Roy we will forward it.
“Firdus: the Memory of a Place” is a memory-book about the Firdusi street, the last vernacular district in the center of Yerevan. Authors from various fields study the different forms of memory functioning in this small fragment of the city center of Yerevan. In addition to research articles, the book includes stories of local residents and family photo archives.
Firdus is valuable for its multicultural image, vernacular architecture and diverse daily life.
Due to these intangible values and memories, urban space acquires new semantic layers, which are presented in the book)
EPF hosted the first group of students in partnership with Stonehill College as part of the Learning Inside Out Network (LION) internship program. The US students had three week internships in Armenia from June 7 - June 30. The internships were followed by Local Roots of Global Peace: International Student Conference on Global Development and Security Studies as the students have prepared extensive papers and presentations on various topics within global development and security
Bridge for CSOs is an EU-funded three-year civil society strengthening project implemented by Armenian General Benevolent Union and Eurasia Partnership Foundation. In the course of the Project's various components implementation many events take place in Yerevan, as well as in the regions of Armenia. With the aim to document success stories and make them known to the global Diaspora in order to motivate Diaspora's engagement in the Project, Bridge for CSOs team is seeking to involve a video production company/ individual videographer to ensure the effective implementation of the entire process of video production, including script writing, raw material shooting, editing, subtitles inclusion and any other video related works.