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When. December 2010 – March 2011 Aim. To focus the attention of the local Armenian population on the country’s poverty and poverty reduction from the perspective of foreigners- particularly those of EVS volunteers hosted in Armenia. It was further aimed at underlining the local impact of EVS projects and promoting the involvement of Armenian youth in EVS. Description.  The photos were displayed through a touring photo exhibition throughout several cities, including Gyumri, Yerevan, Vanadzor, Stepanavan, Dilijan, and Goris (approximately a week-long stop in each city). The touring photo exhibition “Poverty Through the Eyes of EVS”...


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When. August 2011 - February 2012 Aim. To promote the voluntary work locally and internationally and to raise its recognition among the local community. Description. The group of ten young people were selected based on their application forms and had professional media workshop at the local Tsayg TV Station and later on prepared and broadcasted 10 reports on the following topics:the civic activism of youth, including the opportunities and challenges;the essence of volunteering, and volunteering as a mechanism for promoting youth participation;the perception of volunteering in the local community and youth in particular;the socio-cultural and legal...


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When. June - August, 2010 Aim. To promote volunteering as a means for citizens to participate in development, and to promote the use of media as an innovative means of public expression. Description.  The project challenged Armenian individuals and organizations to get inspired and show what they can do to give each other a hand for the future of the nation. The way we saw these issues addressed was through an online video contest focusing on youth volunteerism and entitled “Volunteerism in Videos.”The competition aimed to award one amateur video about volunteerism made by a young person or featuring youth in action. It also aimed to ackn...


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When. May19 – June 01, 2009 Aim. Contribute to the intercultural dialogue and to disseminate the concept of multiculturalism in the regions of Armenia: Gyumri and Vanadzor in particular by means of introducing the German modern art to the Armenian society. Description.  The project was implemented within the “German Weeks in Armenia”.During the 14 days of the project hosted the German artist Harald Schluttig, author of documentary films, and a photojournalist expressed his interest and desire to organize an exhibition in Gyumri where he would get the chance to present the photos taken in Kabul, Afghanistan.The opening and the exhibition itse...


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When. September 5 - 12, 2009 Aim. Contribute to the intercultural dialogue and disseminate the concept of multiculturalism among the Gyumri youngsters. Description. During the 7 days of the festival the videos selected from almost 1000 videos made by young people worldwide were shown in 5 areas, at Gyumri Aesthetic Centre. The selected ones were the best representations of their dreams, fears and questions posed to all of us. Selected videos come from different corners of the world as fragments of a portrait of one generation.During the 7 days of the project the exhibition hosted from 160 to175 visitors. The project was with the support of th...


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When: May 24 – 31, 2014 Where: Aghveran, Kotayk region Aim: Assist the workers of youth sector to acquire knowledge and experience exchange in order to increase youth employability. Description: Gyumri “Youth Initiative Centre” NGO hosted an international training course in Aghveran in the framework of "Youth in Action" programme. Thanks to experienced trainers and experts the participants were provided with knowledge and skills to link unemployed youth with the job market. TC gave the participants the chance to discover different realities regarding unemployment situation and share opportunities for youth employment. The participants of the training ...


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When: March 18 – 25, 2014 Where: Pambak, Lori region Aim: To promote youth employability through transmission of job and communication skills. Description: “Youth Initiative Centre” NGO hosted 8-day international youth exchange (YE) within the framework of “Youth in Action” programme. With the support of their delegation heads the participants organized meetings on the topics of leadership, democracy, conflict resolution, negotiating, intercultural awareness, CV writing, job interview, motivation letter writing, also with the support of the invited expert the participants got to know the best means and tools of employability. During the exchange the ...


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When: January 24 – 30, 2014 Where: Aghveran, Kotayk region Aim: Developing participants’ competences in enhancing youth workers involvement and active participation in youth policy development and implementation. Description: “Youth Initiative Centre” NGO in the framework of European Commission “Youth in Action” programme hosted an international training course in Aghveran. During the project the participants had the chance to develop their knowledge and understanding on youth policy in general, to gain skills and competences and get tools on how to involve and empower youth to be involved in youth policy development and implementation process on lo...