Institute for Civil Society and Regional Development
2003 – to present– Economy and Conflict in the South Caucasus,Initiated and sponsored by the International Alert, UK
Since May 2005 ICSRD is running Yerevan office of Caucasus Business and Development Network (CBDN),which was established following ground-breaking research on the nexus between economy and conflict.Within this regional initiative ICSRD is working on promoting contacts, dialogue and cooperation among the business communities in the South Caucasus and Turkey. As part of this network ICSRD’s activities include support for local business initiatives, research and advocacy to influence developments at local and regional level. We organize business-forums, sectoral meetings and workshops, cross learning trips and public outreach events engaging with beekeepers, tea and cheese producers, and wine makers.
2011-2012 – Costs and Benefits of Labour Mobility between the EU and the Eastern Partnership Partner Countries. In partnership withCASE – Center for Social and Economic Research, Warsaw, Poland the study on ‘ENPI – Costs and Benefits of Labour Mobility between the EU and the Eastern Partnership Partner Countries’ has being conducted. The study aims to provide both the EU Commission and the EaP countries with an expert analysis of the current patterns of labour migration, their relationships with labour market characteristics as well as the potential for increased flows between the EaP countries and the EU.
The Project is financed by the European Commission DG EuropeAid.
2010 – From June 28 to July 2 Director of ICSRD Aghavni Karakhanian visited CASE – Center for Social and Economic Research(Warsaw, Poland) for a five-day programme in the framework of Observational study tour for think tanks Programme. The Project aims to enhance the policy-oriented research capacities of the participating institutes from Armenia. Lectures and workshops on topics such as developing research agendas, project management and communication strategies were organised.
The project was funded by USAID under the Human and Institutional Capacity Development (HICDP) Project.
2006Network of Think Tanks of CIS and Baltic States. Project of Russian International Studies Association (RISA), Funded by New Eurasia Foundation (Moscow) (Портал аналитических центров стран СНГ и Балтии. Совместный проект фонда «Новая Евразия» и Российской ассоциации международных исследований (РАМИ) по развитию сети взаимодействия аналитических центров стран СНГ и Балтии).