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When. July 16, 2010 Description. “Volunteering in Armenia: reality and perspectives” On July 16, 2010 YIC NGO organized a round-table discussion on the subject “Volunteering in Armenia. reality and perspectives”. The discussion was held at Journalists’ Club “Asparez”. During the round-table, studies on volunteering in Armenia, opportunities of “Youth in Action” program and European Voluntary Service (EVS), volunteering services offered by United Nations Volunteers were introduced. Later on, there was a presentation about the “National Volunteer Involving Organizations’ (VIO) Network in Armenia” and the legislative process of law about volu...


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 When: October 18 – 26, 2014 Where: Toros, Shirak region Aim: To promote youth employability and active citizenship. Description: Gyumri “Youth Initiative Centre” NGO in cooperation with Fairbund e.V. (Germany) hosted “Be Employable” international youth exchange in Toros, Shirak region within the framework of the “Erasmus+” programme. Various meetings, lectures, thematic works, discussions in small and big groups, experience exchange within the frames of the exchange gave youth the opportunity to get acquainted with best working methods and tools and increase workability according to current job market standards. The exchange was also a great c...


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When: September 27 – October 5, 2014 Where: Toros, Shirak region Aim: To give the young people from the European Union and Eastern European countries an opportunity to recognize different cultures, traditions, find shared values as well as differences between them, as the basis for understanding and tolerance; through giving them chance to work and live together. Description: “Youth Initiative Centre” NGO hosted international youth exchange (YE) in Armenia within the framework of the “Erasmus+” programme from September 27th to October 5th. The project brought together the participants who lived in countries where there was a lack of communication due...


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When: September 20 – 25, 2014 Where: Gyumri, Shirak region Aim: To promote young and elder generation representatives from EU and EECA countries involvement in youth and volunteer work through experience exchange and forming cooperation. Description: Youth Initiative Centre NGO in cooperation with Dynamiques Plurielles NGO hosted an international study visit in Gyumri in the framework of Erasmus + programme. During the study tour visits to state and non-governmental organizations were held in Gyumri, Vanadzor and Yerevan. Participants of the study visit also met with representatives of various departments of ministry Sport and Youth Affairs of RA, with Cultu...


When. July 2, 2014 Aim. Presenting the “Erasmus +” program with a focus on EVS: how it functions, how to get involved, the responsibilities and rights of mentors, and other programmatic details.  Description. YIC conducts regular trainings and EVS presentations for current EVS mentors and those who are planning to become EVS mentors. The trainings are primarily provided for members of YIC, and following the training YIC chooses the top candidates from the members to become mentors for our EVS volunteers. Due to the demand for the trainings from other organizations in addition to YIC members, our EVS Mentors’ Trainings have become open f...


When. Januray-June, 2013 Aim. Encouraging the professional and personal development of the organization`s most active and devoted members. Description. During the project, the nine selected participants, each of whom has come up with personalized self-development plan, were working to bring their ideas and initiatives to life while getting additioanl training and practice. Various methods were used - from individualcoaching and group meetings to creating an online network – to involve a group of young people in developing the skills  and tools to “create” their future.   ...


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When. March, 2013 Aim. To provide colorful, warm and entertaining atmosphere every second Friday. Description. Friday Cafe - is one of the local activities of YIC initiated by YIC EVS volunteers. Twice a month YIC office is transferred into a Cafe. The volunteers take some topic for each session - music, poetry, painting, theatre, games, etc. The hand-made tables and chairs, the "waitresses" and the food cooked by volunteers from different countries will make your Friday colorful and interesting. See more    ...


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When. January-September, 2013 Aim. Contributing to the increased informedness and civic activism of the youth in the regions by promoting active participation in the development of youth policy and decision-making processes. Objectives. To reveal the youth issues in the regions and to clarify the activities of the local government towards encouraging youth participation;To elucidate the activities of the regional youth groups and youth organizations;To provide informaiton on the local and international opportunities for education, personal development and cultural awareness. Description. During the project, the young participants of th...


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When. April – November, 2013 Aim. Raising the value of the voluntary work among the population and recognize its impact on personal and community levels. Objectives.To raise the spirit and culture of voluntary work, to demonstrate the impact of voluntary work and to develop a positive perception by means of involving different layers of the society in short-term public voluntary initiatives, organizing photo/video exhibitions, essay contests, talks shows on TV, conferences and round table discussions and developing volunteering-promoting audiovisual materials for public use;To introduce the young people of 10 regions of Armenia to the local and int...


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When. November, 2012 Aim. Introduce the methods on creating a corporative image and runles ofrespecting the business etiquetteto the organization’s staff Description. YIC is always organizing staff and professional development trainings on different topics for the YIC staff as well as for the representatives of other organizations. Meeting the staff needs YIC organized a training on “Corporative image and business etiquette” topic which was facilitated by “Peace Corps Armenia” regional business development project manager Stepan Shoyan.   ...