The Heinrich Boell Stiftung/Foundation (hbs) is a Green think tank and an international policy network. It is a part of the Green political movement that has developed worldwide as a response to the traditional politics of socialism, liberalism, and conservatism.
As a think tank for green visions and projects, we are part of an international network encompassing over 100 partner projects in approximately 60 countries.
The South Caucasus Regional Office of the hbs was established in 2003 in Tbilisi, Georgia. The main goal of the Foundation is to contribute to the democratization process of Georgia, Armenia, and Azerbaijan. հbs Yerevan is a part of hbs Tbilisi Office - South Caucasus Region․
We promote gender equality, democracy, and human rights, social and environmental justice. In line with the hbs guiding values, we support initiatives which form and strengthen an inclusive political culture that opens room for public participation in democratic development, socio-ecological transformation, and gender democracy. We are part of the global civil society and support local grass-root initiatives that strive for building participatory and just societies.
The Heinrich Boell Foundation Yerevan Office - South Caucasus Region announces a call for proposals for projects implemented in Armenia in 2022. We will support initiatives in the following program directions:
- Democratic Political Culture and Civil Society;
- Ecological Sustainability and Urban Development.
Within the framework of the “Democratic Political Culture and Civil Society” program direction, the Foundation will give priority to proposals that support civic activities and/or political education in the following directions:
- Promoting discussions on the causes and consequences of the polarization of post-war society;
- Initiatives that support inclusive political culture and ensure societal participation in discussions about Armenia’s democratic development;
- Rethinking the Soviet past and memory politics, bringing a pluralistic and critical approach into the public discourse;
- Promoting new ways (including artistic forms, such as exhibitions, documentaries, performances, etc.) of public participation in discussing and addressing local/regional political and societal issues in Armenia;
- Supporting researches/initiatives/events/publications aiming to diversify and enrich the gender equality agenda, activities and knowledge;
- Initiatives that support the interests of diverse societal groups (e.g. ethnic and religious minorities, LGBTQI+ community) on the political agenda and empower these groups;
- Research, translations, workshops and other formats related to green political education.
Within the framework of the topic “Ecological Sustainability and Urban Development”, the Foundation will give priority to proposals which promote and encourage civic activities and/or political education in the following directions:
- Campaigns and activities (research, publications, investigative journalism, round tables) promoting or advocating for water, soil, and air protection;
- Public participation in the processes or procedures leading to decisions which may have an impact on the environment and ecological sustainability;
- Humanitarian, economic, social, and gender aspects of urban development;
- Activities promoting discussions and knowledge about the interconnections of gender, environment, and sustainable development.
Procedures and rules of application to the Foundation for its support
- The project proposal (according to the Foundation application form attached to this call) should not exceed ten pages and should be submitted in English. It should reflect and cover the applicant’s (organization, initiative group) experience, aims (not more than one page), the problem, and the ways of project implementation (including detailed budget calculations – see the budget form attached). It is necessary to indicate one of the thematic fields of the Call for Proposals on the title page of the project proposal, the title of the project/initiative, the projected budget, and the applicant’s requisites:
- In the case of an organization – the title page should contain its official name, legal status, registration number, and the date of its foundation as well as CVs of the project team, attached to the project proposal;
- In the case of an initiative group, the title page should contain the name of the initiative group, its mission statement, and members’ CVs attached to the project proposal.
- Project proposals must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, December 10, 18:00, 2021, indicating “Project Proposal for 2022” in the subject line. In case of questions concerning the application, thematic directions, or budget planning, the applicant organization shall use the same e-mail address for communication with the Foundation.
If the project is implemented in cooperation with other organizations, it should indicate the necessity and the reason for such partnership, the previous experience of cooperation with the partner, the roles of each party/donor of the project, and the corresponding budget distribution between partners.
- The project budget must be calculated and presented in Euro. The project has to be completed in 2022.
Only short-listed applicants will be informed about the results of the competition by January 10, 2022.
The Foundation gives priority to the cooperation with organizations and initiative groups who share green political values.
The applicants must not be involved in any commercial activities.
The Foundation does not support or make any financial contribution to:
- Large purchases (property, infrastructure, technological equipment);
- State institutions, political parties and programs.