Build an Olive Branch for Turkish & Armenian Youth

$25 $14,975
Raised Remaining


The project will fund a Joint Advocacy Summit between Armenia and Turkey to abate the historical tensions between the two societies, while developing solutions to issues affecting their countries.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

For nearly a century, the relationships between Turkey and Armenia have remained obstructed by historical enmities, misunderstandings and political confrontations. Though political leaders have recently shown a willingness to move forward, change is not likely take hold unless the people can overcome long-held prejudices and stereotypes. Mending the historical rift between the Armenians and the Turks requires more than just top-down protocol, but face to face engagement to solve common problems.

How will this project solve this problem?

This project will provide an opportunity for discourse, problem-solving, and opening channels of dialogue through a Joint Advocacy Summit for Turkish and Armenian representatives, emphasizing and encouraging engagement among future youth leaders.

Potential Long Term Impact

This project will reinforce values of tolerance & reconciliation among youth and civil society leaders while promoting cooperation and cross-border dialogue and facilitating discussion of policies affecting both Turkish and Armenian civil society.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $25

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $25 .  The original project funding goal was $15,000.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Project Leader

Azadeh Meshkaty

Westfield, VT United States

Where is this project located?

Map of Build an Olive Branch for Turkish & Armenian Youth