2013-2015 Romanetworks Project Partners:

  • Ayuntamiento de Almería (Almería - Spain)
  • Столична община - Район “Витоша” (Sofia - Bulgaria)
  • Consejería de Educación y Cultura del Gobierno de Extremadura (Mérida – Spain)
  • Agenţia Metropolitană pentru dezvoltare durabilă Braşov (Braşov – Romania)
  • Европейски институт за устойчиво развитие ЕООД (Sofia – Bulgaria)
  • Glasgow City Council (Glasgow – United Kingdom)
  • Ministarstvo prosvjete (Podgorica – Montenegro)


Caucasus Network for Children

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Dr. Hania M. Fedorowicz, M.A.
European Institute for Community-based Conflict Resolution
Moosstrasse 43a, A-5020 Salzburg, Austria
Tel. 0699 10533688

Interkulturelles Zentrum
International Initiatives
Lindengasse 41/10, 1070 Vienna, Austria
phone: +43 1 586 75 44 -37
fax: +43 1 586 75 44 -9
skype: daniela-iz
ZVR-Nr.: 826402700 

Education Support Program, Open Society Institute. Caucasus Initiative

Spring Trip 2012: Event Photos
Events since 1991 have led to social dislocation with decidedly negative consequences for the region's children in social, economic and educational terms. As a result of instability across the region, children often have serious gaps in their learning and skills that follow them into adulthood. Such children often have difficulty integrating, leading to further exclusion both in the classroom and in wider society.
Civil society organizations in the region warn that the growing numbers of under- or uneducated and vulnerable children contributes in turn to increasing levels of poverty, decreasing social cohesion and further declines in socio-economic development. Such a situation clearly poses a threat to the immediate and long-term prospects of building free, open societies in the region.
The Open Society Institute's Education Support Program and the Interkulturelles Zentrum Austria, in partnership with the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Culture and the Arts, and Soros foundations in the South Caucasus, are jointly carrying out the Education Cooperation across the Caucasus initiative, which will fund local and cross-regional projects in the North and South Caucasus.
The purpose of the initiative is twofold: to promote identified national priorities for education change, and to explore the potential for cooperation and mutual learning between countries and communities in the Caucasus. In line with ESP mission, the initiative aims to serve education justice, which places priority on access to quality education for excluded and vulnerable children, making this the key indicator for effectiveness and success within the education system. Education Cooperation across the Caucasus will accomplish these goals by creating opportunities for education professionals to better address their common challenges. In 2008-09 ESP has funded 12 projects that focus on the specific priorities identified by governments in each country and which, with support from the international community, could be replicated or scaled up by local and national governments.
For more information, please contact Katherine Lapham at or the following foundation representatives
responsible for the Caucasus Education Initiative:
Azerbaijan: Natella Mammadova -
Georgia: Vakhtang Kobaladze -
Armenia: Lusine Geghamyan -
Russia: Irina Molodikova -

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