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On December 28th, 2015 the 7th anniversary of the Gyumri ‘’Youth Iinitiative Centre’’ was celebrated. On that very significant day for the organization Certificates of Appreciation were handed to YIC members, beneficiaries and mentors for their contribution in the organization.     See more...


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When: November 8-15, 2015 Where: Toros, Shirak region Aim: To promote volunteering as a learning mechanism for increasing youth employability. It introduces types of voluntary activities that lead to youth capacity development and increased competitiveness in the job market. Description: Gyumri “Youth Initiative Centre” NGO in cooperation with Fairbund e.V. (Germany) organization is hosting a 7-days international training course on Volunteering and Employability in the framework of "Erasmus+" programme from November 8th to 15th, 2015.  The training hosted 30 participants from Armenia, Germany, Italy, Spain, Belarus, Georgia and Ukraine.       ...


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Gyumri Youth Initiative Centre NGO has always appreciated the involvement of youth in different initiatives of the organization, highlighting the provision of information about its activities. Therefore YIC NGO periodically organizes days of information to introduce the organization to those who are interested.On November 1st,another information day took place for all beneficiaries and those who are interested in the organization's activities.During the meeting, the organization, its history of foundation waspresented, and also there was talked about the programs carried out by YIC.On that day, the YIC's new members received their membership cards.See more ...


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         Title: “ URA-You are Able 3”Place: Toros, ArmeniaDates: 8-15 November, 2015“Youth Initiative Centre” (YIC) NGO is inviting you to take part in “URA-You are Able 3” international Training Course on Volunteering and Employability. The  aim of the training course is to promote volunteering as a learning mechanism for increasing youth employability. It will introduce types of voluntary activities that lead to youth capacity development and increased competitiveness in the job market.The deadline for applications is November 4th, 2015, by 17:00. *Applicants should be at least 18 years o...


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When: October 20-27, 2015 Where: Toros, Shirak region Aim: to enabling the youth workers to demonstrate a more constructive and systematic approach when dealing with conflicts in youth work Description: Gyumri “Youth Initiative Centre” NGO in cooperation with Czech ''The Globe" organization hosted a 7-days international training course on conflicts in youth work in the framework of "Erasmus+" programme from October 20th to October 27th, 2015. The Training Course is designed for Youth Workers and Youth Leaders who are directly working with groups of young people and want to develop their individual skills and create an international cooperation in youth wo...


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  When: October 6-13, 2015 Where: Toros, Shirak region Aim: To foster cooperation between EVS Organizations in Europe aiming at increased quality and innovation in EVS through the exchange of good practices. Description: YIC NGO hosted a 7-days international partnership building seminar on European Voluntary Service in the framework of "Erasmus+" programme from October 6th to October 13th, 2015.  The participants of the seminar were 28 EVS coordinators coming from Armenia, Germany, Moldova, Spain, Austria, Greece, Portugal, and Italy, who would acquire skills of improving the quality of EVS projects through building capacities of EVS Hosting orga...


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         On 12th of August, in 2015, for the first time in Gyumri the International Youth Day was celebrated on the initiative of Youth Initiative Centre NGO with an event under the title “Youth City”. The event was launched in Gyumri Central park, where educationally and culturally oriented NGOs had their own pavilions. The official opening ceremony took place with welcoming and congratulatory speeches of Gyumri “Youth Initiative Centre” NGO president Artur Najaryan and the head of the Department of Culture and Youth Affairs Artush Mkrtchyan. Then, bead, pottery, costumes ornaments and souvenirs making workshops took place. In the other part of the ...


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 When: July 22, 2015Where: Shirak region, GyumriAim:  To contribute to the developement of local youth policy institute  in Republic of ArmeniaDescription: On the 22d of July 2015 within the framework of "Gyumri Youth Policy Development" research project a working meeting was held in "Berlin" guest house directed to the development of local youth policy with the delegation of Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs of the Republic of Armenia and the representatives of Gyumri “Youth Initiative Centre” NGO and Gyumri Youth Council.The delegation of Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs of the Republic of Armenia w...


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When: May 26, 2015Where: Shirak region, GyumriDescription: On May 26, 2015, the presentation of "Gyumri Youth Situation Research" report took place in Gyumri “Berlin Art” Hotel. For the first time in the history of youth sector in Armenia a comprehensive research has been conducted in Gyumri to identify community youth policy priorities.The report summarizes the results of the survey conducted within the framework of “Gyumri youth policy development” research project implemented by “Youth Initiative Center” NGO and Gyumri Youth Council.In the report:- data and primary analysis of queries, focus groups and interv...


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When: July 8-15, 2015 Where: Toros, Shirak rgion Aim: To empower 24 European Voluntary Service Mentors from Armenia, Georgia, Poland, Moldova, Romania, Spain, Turkey, Ukraine to improve the quality of EVS projects through building capacities of EVS Hosting organizations and equipping EVS Mentors with vital methods to support and guide the volunteers towards the development of competences for future employment Description: “Youth Initiative Centre” NGO hosted a 7-days international training course on EVS Mentoring in the framework of "Erasmus+" programme. The participants of the training course had an opportunity to visit to various EVS Sending and Hosting o...