Call for Applications


"Support to Armenia-Turkey Rapprochement" Project


Call for applications to participate in leadership, communication and problem-solving skills enhancement workshops in Armenia and Turkey

December 2011

The Call for Applications is part of the "Support to Armenia-Turkey Rapprochement" Project supported by USAID. The Project is jointly implemented by a Consortium of four organizations: Eurasia Partnership Foundation (EPF), Union of Manufacturers and Businessmen of Armenia (UMBA), International Center for Human Development (ICHD), and Yerevan Press Club (YPC).

USAID and the Consortium members support Armenia-Turkey rapprochement by facilitating engagement between civil society groups, establishment and development of business partnerships and regional professional networks, and enhanced understanding between the people, for peace and economic integration in the region. It seems that the prevailing approach to problem solving in both countries is the zero-sum game, which needs to be replaced by more constructive modes of group deliberation and cooperative gain models to promote rapprochement process effectively. Successful leadership in both countries for Armenia-Turkey rapprochement requires a new pluralistic political culture with a different set of basic approaches to problem solving

To contribute to the above-mentioned goal ICHD in Armenia and GAYA in Turkey will engage in joint programming to enhance the leadership and communication capacity of Armenian and Turkish young business, political and civil society leaders in developing and implementing cross-country and cross-regional cooperative gain initiatives.

ICHD and GAYA invite applications from young Armenian and Turkish leaders engaged in business, political and civil society activities to attend a five-day interactive (local) training workshop in Armenia and Turkey respectively. The workshop will increase the skills of participants in leadership, problem solving, negotiations and effective communication.

Overall, in each of Armenia and Turkey there will be two local workshops: one of the local workshops will be tailored for young business leaders, while the other local workshop – for young political and civil society leaders.

A group of successful trainees from local workshops in Armenia and Turkey will attend a joint networking meeting in Yerevan, Armenia, to discuss opportunities for various bi-lateral businesses, civic, and political initiatives.

The working language of local workshops is Turkish and Armenian respectively.

The working language of the joint networking meeting is English.

The training will cover the following topics: Leadership; Effective Communication; Negotiation; Trust; Difficult Conversations.

Workshop Dates:

  • February 13-17, 2012, Ankara, Turkey /local workshop for young business leaders/
  • February 20-24, 2012, Ankara, Turkey / local workshop for political and civil society leaders

  • February 13-17, 2012, Yerevan, Armenia /local workshop for young business leaders/
  • February 20-24, 2012, Yerevan, Armenia / local workshop for political and civil society leaders

The joint networking meeting is scheduled for March 12-16, 2012, in Yerevan, Armenia


Participants may represent companies, think-tanks, NGOs, and other organizations in Armenia and Turkey respectively. Applicants should be in the age range of 22-35.

Application Requirements

Applicants are requested to submit the following documents:

a) Application form (see below);
b) CV.

Application Submission

Applications from Armenian participants must be submitted electronically at [email protected]

Applications from Turkish participants must be submitted electronically at [email protected]

Deadline for applications: January 25, 2012

Selection notification: February 06, 2012

This Call for Applications is made possible by the generous support of the American People through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The contents of this Call are the sole responsibility of Eurasia Partnership Foundation and International Center for Human Development and do not necessarily reflect the views of USAID or the United States Government.



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