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The Aurora Dialogues are a platform for the world’s leading humanitarians, academics, philanthropists, business leaders, and civil society to engage in insightful discussions around the topics that make up Aurora’s core philosophies, such as Gratitude in Action; global challenges of migration and COVID-19 pandemic; acts of heroism under dire circumstances; ensuring selfreliance through collaboration; and trauma and mental health in the aftermath of armed conflicts. The Dialogues provide an open forum to discuss and share new ideas, and, ultimately, to identify initiatives that will deliver tangible change for the world’s most pressing humanitarian challenges.

In 2020, the outbreak of COVID-19 saw the Aurora Dialogues go online, allowing people from around the world to join the discussion and contribute to it. Due to the limitations imposed by the pandemic, some of the Aurora Dialogues events are still held online.





9,640+ GUESTS *

* For both offline & online events, including the viewers who joined via Zoom or Facebook Live.

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Dear Visitor,

We are glad you are interested in the activities of the IDeA Foundation.

On this platform, you can learn about two-decades long thought, passion, commitment and hard work — all in pursuit of a more prosperous Armenia. The road has been long and reflections many. But we managed to achieve to a point where our work has left its mark on the lives of millions of people and we are really proud of it.

Our accomplishments are the fruit of a collective effort by hundreds of thousands of promoters and volunteers, tens of thousands of donors and supporters, hundreds of colleagues and dozens of founding partners. Together, we have shown what wonderous things can be achieved when people strive for realization of a common goal.

Allow our family, who was lucky enough to witness these remarkable achievements from the beginning, to express our sincere gratitude to numerous wonderful, caring, purposeful people and organizations that made all these achievements possible. We have the honor to present their successes and express our gratitude to them.

We have tried to present the key landmarks of our journey to a brighter Armenia, to chart the lessons learned, and some of the new approaches and initiatives they have forged — the 700 projects over the last 20 years.

We hope that learning about these works will be as pleasant for you as it is for us to tell about them.

But, more importantly, we would like to see you among those Armenians who will continue this path together with us in the future.

If a single community of like-minded people working towards the realization of a common vision of the future can achieve such a result, imagine what kind of changes can be made if the efforts of the entire nation were directed towards creation. Together we can dream.

And, together, we can make our dreams come true.

Thank You,

Ruben Vardanyan and Veronika Zonabend