HCA International

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The Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly Network, which laid the foundation for hCa Turkey and which is described as an international working conference, is an intersocietal cooperation and connection network working in the fields of international law, peace and human rights.

The Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly Network was established in October, 1990, in Prague, by some one thousand representatives from non-govermental organizations who were actively working during the 1980’s for an unified, demilitarized and extended Europe.

The Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly Network aims to widen civic participation in the process started by the Helsinki Final Act and which is being continued by states and goverments with the Charter of Paris, the Conference on Security and Co-operation in Europe and the European Convention as well as to enrich of intersocietal dialogue and realize the goals, principles and values defined by the agreements, from the bottom to the top.

The Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly Network upholds the principles of pluralism, peaceful coexistence and civic participation. The network has offices in the Balkans, Europe and Caucasia, all of which work together over a wide coordination network. Assembly meetings gathering all office staff and members are held biannually.

Why “Helsinki”?

The Helsinki Final Act (1975) provided a basis for creating conditions favorable to peace in Europe and made human rights a common value to be respected by all nations in a world which was divided into East and West camps in that period. The word “Helsinki” in the name of our assembly and association refers to the historic significance of this agreement.

From the hCa Founding Document… (1990, Prague)

Overcoming the division of Europe is the job, especially, of civil society, of citizens acting together in self-organized associations, movements, institutions, initiatives and clubs across national boundaries. It means the creation of new social relationships, new forms of dialogue, through which citizens can negotiate with governments and each other, put pressure on political institutions, and, indeed, resolve many issues without the direct involvement of governments. It means the expansion of public -that is, non-State, non-private- spheres of activity and the creation of a European public opinion.

The commitment of politicians to open diplomacy must go beyond the ante-chamber of high politics. It is not just a matter of informing journalists or even non-governmental organizations. The Helsinki process from above has to be complemented by an equally significant Helsinki process from below.

Let us therefore found a Helsinki Citizens Assembly!…

Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly’s Contact Information

hCa Turkey


Inonu Cad. No: 77 / 13

Gumussuyu – Beyoglu 34437

Istanbul Turkey

Phone: +90 212 292 68 42 – 43

Fax : +90 212 292 68 44

e-mail : [email protected]

hCa Armenia

Address: 19a Koryun St, IV Floor Yerevan, 375009 Republic of Armenia

Tel: +3741 520974 and +3741 520957

Contact person: Anahit Bayandour and Natalia Martirosyan (Co-chairs)

[email protected]

hCa Armenia – Vanadzor

Address: Tigran Mets 59, Vanadzor, Republic of Armenia

Tel: +374 51 4 22 68

Fax: +374 51 2 31 55

Internet: www.hcav.am

Contact person: Arthur Sakunts

[email protected]

hCa Banja Luka – Bosnia Herzegovina

Address: Krfska 84, 78000 Banja Luka, Republic of Bosnia Herzegovina

Tel: +387 51 432 751

Fax: +387 51 432 752

Internet: www.omladinskamrezabih.org

Contact person: Lidija Zivanovic (Office coordinator)

[email protected] and [email protected]

hCa Tuzla – Bosnia Herzegovina

Address: Hadzi Bakirbega Tuzlica 1, 75000 Tuzla, Republic of Bosnia Herzegovina

Tel: +387 35 250 481

Fax: +387 35 250 481

Internet: www.omladinskamrezabih.org

Contact person: Miralem Tursinovic (Office coordinator)

[email protected] ve [email protected]

hCa France – Assemblée Européenne des Citoyens (AEC)

Address: 21 ter rue Voltaire 75011 Paris, France

Tel: +33 1 43 71 62 12

Fax: +33 1 43 67 16 42

Internet: www.cedetim.org

Contact person: Bernard Dreano

[email protected]

hCa Georgia – Telavi

Address: 31 Tsinamdzgvrishvili Street, 380002 Tbilisi, Georgia

Tel: +99 532 969905

Fax: +99 532 961514

Internet: www.hca-telavi.tripod.com

Contact person: Alexander Russetsky

[email protected]

hCa Germany

Address: Augustastr. 41 53173 Bonn, Germany

Tel: +49 228 36 51 06

Fax: +49 228 36 51 06

Contact person: Beate Roggenbuck

[email protected]

hCa Moldova

Address: Str. Cosmanautilor 6, of 403, Chisinau, Moldova

Posta Addressi: PO Box 1479, or. Chisinau-2043, Moldova

Tel: +373 2 24 32 74

Fax: +373 2 24 32 74

Contact person: Ilya Trobitsky

[email protected]

hCa Moldova – Youth Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly of Moldova

Address: Str. Cosmanautilor 6, of. 410, Chisinau, Moldova

Posta Addressi: PO Box 1479, or. Chisinau-2043, Moldova

Tel: +373 2 55 25 05

Fax: +373 2 24 32 74

Internet: www.yhca.org.md

Contact person: Natalia Sineaeva

[email protected] and [email protected]

hCa Montenegro – ADP ZID

Address: Gavra Vukovica bb. 81000 Podgorica, Montenegro

Posta Addressi: P.O. BOX 370 81000 Podgorica, Montenegro

Tel: +381 081 207 050

Fax: +381 081 207 050

Internet: www.zid.cg.yu

Contact person: Igor Milosevic

[email protected]

hCa UK – European Dialogue

Address: 175 Goswell Road, London EC1V 7HJ – UK

Tel: +44 207 253 3337 internal: 7593

Fax: +44 207 253 5790

Contact person: Jeanette Buirski

[email protected]

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