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Cooperation bridge between Armenia and Turkey

The purpose of this contribution is to create an environment for international meetings and to become a place for debates.

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What problem does the idea help to solve and how does your solution work? (2,000 characters maximum)

Firstly, the people affected are businessmen, historians, public figures and society of both countries. Secondly, we aim to create a bridge of cooperation between two countries to soften historical conflict and make diplomatic relations. Finally, it is important to create good communication between different representatives of the two countries and have reciprocal visits.

Geography of focus (500 characters)

We are interested mainly in Armenia and Turkey, as Turkey is our neighbor country and we have a conflict with each other and we both are interested in solving it.

Building Bridges: What bridge does your idea build between people on the move and neighbors towards a shared future of stability and promise? (500 characters)

We will try to build a bridge of mutual agreement which will help on business growth and mutual recognition of the two peoples also, on finding the best solutions in our problems.

What human need is your idea solving for? (1,000 characters)

We believe that by maintaining regional stability new businesses will be created and commodity circulation will grow as a result, we will have prosperous future.

What will be different within the community of focus as a result of implementing your idea? (1,000 characters)

In two countries additional sources of income will be created as a result of which people will become more prosperous and will be interested in not only deepening relations but also will find new ways to get benefits. Since we did not have such opportunities in the past, after fulfilling these ideas we will see positive results and the number of beneficiaries will increase.

What is the inspiration behind your idea? (1,000 characters)

To remove the obstacles between the countries. To break the stereotype that Armenians and Turks can't be friends.

Describe the dynamics of the community in which the idea is to be implemented. (1,000 characters)

In some areas of interest (especially business) we have long trade relations between each other, based on it we can develop further.

How does your idea leverage and empower community strengths and assets to help create an environment for success? (1,000 characters)

Both nationals understand the importance of problem and they can cooperate together easily.

What other partners or stakeholders will work alongside you in implementing the idea, if any? (1,000 characters)

We don't partners involved for now. We are searching organisations in Turkey who will involve people to our project.

What part of the displacement journey is your solution addressing

  • Other

Tell us how you'd describe the type of innovation you are proposing

  • Platform: Creating a community or market that facilitates interaction between users and resources

Idea Proposal Stage

  • Blueprint: We are exploring the idea and gathering the inspiration and information we need to test it with real users.

Group or Organization Name

Union of Non-Governmental Organisations of Shirak Region (UNGO)

Tell us more about your group or organization [or lived experience as a displaced person?] (1000 characters)

The Union of Non-Governmental Organisations of Shirak Region (UNGO) is a legal entities union. it was founded in August of 1996 by the initiative group of NGOs. At present, thirty-four NGOs that are the members of Union deal with communities, gender, educational, healthcare, ethnic, psychological, patriotic issues. PADOR KOD ID-AM-2009-EYT-120 218 69 23

Type of submitter

  • We are a registered Non-Profit Organization

Organization Headquarters: Country

Armenia

Organization Headquarters: City / State

Gyumri, Shirak

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Hello Andranik Muradyan  great to have your idea on the platform for the challenge. It's exciting and I really like your idea's focus. As the ideas phase comes to an end within few hours, we would encourage you to again have a last look at the evaluation criteria here: https://ideo.to/NQ6TlJ
Also, it will be exciting for your to check out other ideas on the platform, provide some feedback and explore potential areas of collaboration with them. For example check out the Bridge to a Better Life : https://challenges.openideo.com/challenge/2019-bridgebuilder-challenge/ideas/bridge-to-a-better-life-empowering-refugees-to-become-independent-and-productive-members-of-society