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YIC NGO in the framework of ”Youth In Action” and ”Erasmus +” implements the ”European Voluntary Service” program. EVS gives European youth a chance to volunteer in Armenia.
EVS aims to instill in young people humanism, tolerence and to encourage active citizenship for community development.


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When: October 2015 – July 2016 Aim: to contribute to the formation of entrepreneurial mindset in young people as well as to increase youth competitiveness in the job market. Volunteer’s Tasks: To plan, prepare and run “Soft Skills” workshops for the young people aged 16-25 from Shirak region on CV designing, Motivation Letter Writing, Electronic Literacy, Job Interviews and Social Networks; also to assist in preparation and organizing of “Entrepreneurship Club” and run a German club. ...


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When: October 2015 – August 2016 Aim: to promote the development of creativie and artistic skills as well as intercultural awareness and communication among youth. Volunteer’s Tasks: To run the “Handicraft” Club for the young people aged 13-30 and Shirak region, to assist in and organize on-going projects such as ‘’International club’’ and “Friday’s café” and to support in organizational activities of “Intercultural Club” and “Friday Cafe”....


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  Օn the 12th of August Gyumri ‘’Youth Initiative Centre’’ NGO in cooperation with SALTO Eastern Europe and Caucasus Resource Centre implemented large-scale public events in Gyumri under the title ‘’Gyumri- Youth City 2016’’ dedicated to the International Youth Day. The launch of the events was given with a cognitive meeting at Gyumri municipality. The participants of the EVS event and the representatives of SALTO Eastern Europe and Caucasus Resource Centre hosted in Gyumri were present at the meeting. During the meeting on the occasion of the International Youth Day the Mayor of Gyumri Samvel Balasanyan awarded young people with certificates for the...


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Gyumri “Youth Initiative Centre” NGO with the support of RA Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs carries out a 4-day seminar “Youth Work - Youth Worker” aimed at education of youth workers and raising their awareness. The seminar is held in Gyumri from 27th of June to 1st of July, 2016. The aim of the project is the development of the institute of youth work, youth workers’ functions, revealing and discussing issues concerning their capacities during a 4-day training. The training has hosted 20 participants from all regions of Armenia. The seminar is implemented in the frame of “Gyumri 2016 Youth Capital” project. See more Shirak TV review...


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Gyumri ''Youth Initiative Centre'' NGO in cooperation with university-employer cooperation centre of Gyumri State Pedagogical Institute implements a project titled "Skilled and Competitive Youth". The project aims to contribute to raising of students' competitiveness in the labor market through the development of personal and professional skills. 25 students of Gyumri State Pedagogical Institute's Bachelor 4th and Master 1st year participate in the project. Project is implemented in the framework of ''Gyumri Youth Capital of 2016'' with the support of Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs of RA.    See more Tsayg TV review GSPI First Studio review...


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Gyumri "Youth Initiative Centre" NGO, in cooperation with "Armenian Caritas" NGO carried out ''Regional Campaign Against Human Trafficking and Illegal Migration" program. In the framework of the project, a training of trainers was held where 8 young people participated from Shirak region. After getting appropriate skills and knowledge and getting involved in the "Regional campaign against illegal migration and trafficking," they became junior trainers in 28 institutions courses of "Illegal Migration and Trafficking" As well, a survey was conducted, which aimed to disclosure the level of interest in migration and trafficking issues at Shirak region. It also included survey...


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When: May 15-22, 2016 Where: Gyumri, Shirak Region Aim: To improve the quality of non-formal learning mobility programs and to strengthen their impact on young people’s employability through equipping youth leaders and mentors with tools and competences for designing efficient support systems to guide youth throughout their mobility experience. Description: Gyumri “Youth Initiative Centre” in cooperation with “Kultur Aktiv” e.V. (Germany) hostеd a 7 days training course on mobility projects in the framework of “Erasmus+” programme from 15th to 22nd of May, 2016. The training course hosted 28 participants from 8 countries: Armenia, Belarus, Geo...


On May 8, at 13:00-16:00 the "Human Library" project initiated by Gyumri YIC NGO will take place at Gyumri Central Park. The project aimes to promote dialogue, reduce prejudices and encourage understanding between people. At ''Human Library'' instead of books you choose people, listen to their stories and through dialogue get questions and answers. The ''books'' are the people that have their stories about stereotypes and prejudices. Unlike books people can learn, be informed and get answers from each other through conversation, as we think that it is the best way to understand each other better. ''Human Library'' is cunducted by Gyumri YIC NGO's international volunt...


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On March 31 during the opening ceremony of "Gyumri Youth Capital 2016 of the RA'' Gyumri "Youth Initiative Centre'' NGO was awarded with Certificate of Gratitude by the Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs of RA for continuous and effective cooperation....


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Since January 2016 Gyumri "Youth Initiatives Center" NGO's international volunteer Sabina Rakoczy is running a book club in American Corner in Gyumri. The goal is to improve participants' knowledge of English and enrich the vocabulary. During the club participants choose books, read stories, and through discussions express their thoughts and opinions, which enables them to develop English oral speech and the games offered by the volunteer make the club process more interesting and productive....