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Culture Against the Crisis: summary of projects 2022

09.01.2023 — Article Armenia
In April 2022, the Swiss Cooperation Office (SCO) in Armenia launched its "Arts and Culture Against the Crisis" campaign, in the aftermath of the Coronavirus pandemic and the 2020 War. In the firm belief that artists play a valuable role in helping people to process their experiences through creativity and encounters with others, the SCO AM called for creative and innovative project proposals, which would contribute to the development of contemporary arts in Armenia. 


Switzerland approves CHF 960’000 in aid for resilience and economic recovery of border communities in Armenia

28.11.2022 — Press release Armenia
The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation SDC has approved CHF 960’000 in aid for Armenia to improve border communities' resilience towards crisis situations. Partnering with the World Food Programme (WFP) for implementation, Switzerland provides immediate humanitarian and long-term economic support to Gegharkunik, Vayots Dzor and Syunik with the “Resilience and Economic Recovery of Border Communities in Armenia – REBCA” project.


Armenia‘s territorial reform and decentralization – Step by step to success

15.11.2022 — Article Armenia
With two events in Dilijan for municipalities in the North and in Goris for the South, the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation SDC and the Ministry of Territorial Administration and Infrastructure MTAI, together with the implementing partner GIZ, shared experiences on day-to-day efforts and progress of the ongoing Local Self-Governance project (LSG).


Call for Proposals: Local backstopper as facilitator – Recruitment

15.11.2022 — Article Armenia
Switzerland, together with Austria and Germany, launched the main phase of the "Modernizing Vocational Education and Training in Agriculture in Armenia" MAVETA project to assist the Government of Armenia to reform the vocational education system in Armenia in agriculture. The intervention aims to improve the knowledge and skills of professionals and graduates in agriculture and related fields. Thus, the project will contribute to sustainable, climate friendly, inclusive growth, increased incomes and enhanced (self)-employment in rural Armenia.





Arts and Culture Against the Crisis

26.08.2022 — Article Armenia
In April 2022, the Swiss Cooperation Office in Armenia SCO called for creative and innovative project proposals, which contribute to the development of contemporary arts in Armenia in the aftermath of the twofold crisis of the 2020 War and the COVID-19 pandemic. We believe that artists have a valuable role in speaking up for culture, in championing the place of culture, and in helping people make sense of their experiences through creativity and collective encounters of shared experience.


Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships 2023-2024 for Armenian Scholars

10.08.2022 — Article Armenia
Each year the Swiss Confederation awards Government Excellence Scholarships to promote international exchange and research cooperation between Switzerland and over 180 other countries. The awarding body, the Federal Commission for Scholarships for Foreign Students (FCS), selects recipients. All disciplines taught in the mentioned Universities are accepted, except artistic disciplines.




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