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Forum German-Armenian Journalist Exchange

FORUM GERMAN-ARMENIAN JOURNALIST EXCHANGE: about the project

FORUM GERMAN-ARMENIAN JOURNALIST EXCHANGE: about the project

“Forum German-Armenian Journalist Exchange” Project is a fruit of cooperation between Deutsche Gesellschaft e.V. and the Secretariat of Armenian National Platform of the EaP Civil Society Forum. Interested in the promotion of the European Neighbourhood Policy, both...

CHESS VALLEY

by Marie Illner Armenia is located in the Caucasus in a geopolitically tense region. Closed borders, few export products. This is why the country strives to occupy a niche with full force: the IT-Sector. The country does not only want to reconquer its role as the...

ARMENIANS IN GERMANY: SEEKING NEW LIFE AND OPPORTUNITIES

by Ani Grigoryan At the Gesundbrunnen station in Berlin, a young man in sportswear is walking in front of us. We are Armenian journalists talking in our native language at the station. The man suddenly turns around, looks at us and says “Hay eq?” (“Are you...

SYRIAN ARMENIANS: BACK IN THE “HOMELAND”, SAFE FROM WAR

by Florian Bayer Being part of a traumatized and displaced diaspora, Syrian Armenians refuse to be labelled as “refugees” back in the home of their ancestors, Armenia. Most are here to stay, since the grueling war in Syria goes on, but also since the more than ten...

MIGRATION AS A MEANS OF SOLVING SOCIO-ECONOMIC PROBLEMS

by Anahit Baghdasaryan Armenians and Germany It is already 2 years that Anna (name changed) has been living with her family in Wiesbaden, Germany. The reason they chose specifically Germany has a simple explanation: her husband had opportunity to work there after...

TO BEARD OR NOT TO BEARD: THE CHOICE OF EUROPE

by Tatevik Lazaryan ‘Hysteria’: this may be another answer during non-official talks in response to the question on what is happening in Europe in terms of the migrant issue. It is undeniable that the problem does exist; however, the representatives of both political...

THE GRANDMASTER AND HIS CHILDREN

by Laurenz Schreiner Chess is the national sport in the small country of Armenia. Children are learning it at school, the government supports the young talents. But this could change after the so called “Velvet Revolution”. Oleg places the pawns on the board like it...