The normalisation and development of Turkey's relations with its 'most distant' neighbour Armenia is the aim of the Foundation. The Foundation's work in this field is based on the principle that can be described as 'the border first opens in our minds'. As the Hrant Dink Foundation, we encourage direct contact in all fields between the two countries in collaboration with the civil society of both countries, independent of the political developments. We believe that civil society is the real determining element in the dynamics of the relations and we foresee the consolidation of this civic pressure. 

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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 Fellowship Scheme was launched by the Hrant Dink Foundation in 2014 with a view to promote cross-border affiliation and cooperation of professionals from the two neighbouring countries.

Since 2009, the Hrant Dink Foundation has been implementing Turkey-Armenia Journalists' Dialogue Programme to strengthen ties between journalists from Turkey and Armenia.

Support to the Armenia-Turkey Normalisation Process: Stage Two (ATNP2) is a programme implemented by a Consortium of eight civil society organisations from Armenia and Turkey with the financial assistance of the European Union.

An Armenia-Turkey Expert Dialogue Group has been initiated in order to build on the civil society momentum and to prepare a list of confidence building measures aiming at the normalisation of relations between the two neighbours.

Arpenik Atabekyan fellow from Turkey-Armenia Fellowship Scheme and Yaşar Adanalı from host organisation Center for Spatial Justice - Beyond Istanbul, talked about programme and shared their experiences. 

Discover the opportunities for cooperation and enjoy going beyond borders. Individuals and groups from Armenia and Turkey are supported for their visit to neighbouring country. Deadline for this terms is October 1st.

Turkey-Armenia Travel Grantees for the application period April - June 2017 is now announced. 46 individuals will be supported with the Travel Grant in this term. The next deadline for application is October 1st.

Rezzan Alagöz, one of the fellows in Armenia and Tatevik Petrosyan from her host organisation Yerevan State University, Centre for Civilisation and Cultural Studies talked about their experiences.

In 2017-2018, the Turkey-Armenia Fellowship Scheme will offer 10 professionals from Armenia and Turkey the opportunity follow a special programme at a specific Host Organisation in the neighbouring country for 4 to 8 months.

Hrant Dink Foundation and Gyumri Youth Initiative Centre NGO cordially invite you to the official launch event of the programme Beyond Borders 2017-2019: Dialogue Programmes, Travel Grant and Fellowship Scheme.

A group of five academics from Turkey specializing in Ottoman language, literature and history visited Armenia from May 30th to June 2nd, 2017, as part of the Turkey-Armenia Dialogue Programme series.