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Turkey-Armenia Travel Grant is waiting for your applications!

Turkey-Armenia Travel Grant implemented by the Hrant Dink Foundation aims to support the travels between Turkey and Armenia to increase direct contacts and to promote cooperation between the peoples of the two neighbouring countries.  

Hrant Dink Foundation launched the first call for the Turkey-Armenia Travel Grant on March 10th, 2014. During the first three rounds, Turkey-Armenia Travel Grant has received over 520 applications from nearly all cities of Turkey and Armenia; 125 individuals from 24 different cities of Turkey and Armenia  received the support of the Turkey-Armenia Travel Grant and 85 of them have already realised their visits to the neighbouring country. For 72% of the Turkey-Armenia Travel Grant beneficiaries, this was the first time visit to the neighbouring country.

Turkey-Armenia Travel Grant First Round Selection Results
Turkey-Armenia Travel Grant Second Round Selection Results
Turkey-Armenia Travel Grant Third Round Selection Results
People Beyond Borders

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Dila Kuş from İstanbul was supported by the Turkey-Armenia Travel Grant and visited Dilijan to attend the summer school organised by UWC Dilijan – Dilijan International School of Armenia.
“Perhaps my travel played a very little role in the normalisation process. But I believe that, it at least helped the people of both countries to put themselves in the shoes of one another. I think this is one of the most important things to start mutual relations.”

Andrey Araksyants, Arman Khojoyan and Naira Mkrtchyan from Yerevan were supported by the Turkey-Armenia Travel Grant and visited Muğla, on behalf of the CARD Foundation, to make contacts and expand economic ties with business development organisations in Turkey.
“We discussed new prospects for business. We very briefly touched upon the political topics too. We had a consensus to look ahead and to contribute to friendly relationship between Turkey and Armenia by creating commercial links.”
To read more about the People Beyond Borders as well as their experiences and impressions about the neighbouring country, please visit the trilingual website Beyond Borders Turkey-Armenia.

Turkey-Armenia Travel Grant continues to receive applications!
Selection Timeline

Deadline for applications

Selection Committee Decisions

Announcement of Beneficiaries

Selection Targets

15 December 2014

25 December 2014

 31 December 2014

25 from Turkey,
15 from Armenia

1 March 2015

10 March 2015

15 March 2015

25 from Turkey,
15 from Armenia

Click to Fill in the Application Form for the Turkey-Armenia Travel Grant
Please read theTurkey-Armenia Travel Grant Regulations before submitting your application.
For further information visit the Beyond Borders website and contact travelgrant@hrantdink.org

Turkey-Armenia Travel Grant Selection Committee Members
Anahit Minassian
Dikran Altun
Feray Salman
Gayane Mkrtchyan
Neslihan Özgüneş

Hrant Dink Foundation administers the Travel Grant thanks to the financial assistance of the European Union and in partnership with the Civilitas Foundation in Armenia and with the support of Community Volunteers Foundation (TOG)based in Turkey and the Youth Initiative Center (YIC) based in Gyumri, Armenia.

 

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The Turkey-Armenia Travel Grant is financed
by the European Union within the framework of the programme
Support to the Armenia-Turkey Normalisation Process.

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