PLACE: Marseille, France DURATION: October 1st, 2017 - March 1st, 2018 (6 month) HOSTING ORGANIZATION: “ECOOPMED” NGO THE OBJECTIVE OF THE PROJECT: to raise awareness of local youth on such ideas as solidarity, education, culture, international development and humanism. VOLUNTEERS'TASKS: . to support the team of a charity shop in selecting and selling the goods (donations); . to do interventions in schools to sensibilise for the actions of the organization; . to support the organization in international charity projects. WHO CAN PARTICIPATEC: active and initiative young people aged 18-25, who have basic French knowledge, are motivated to invest their t...


TITLE: Inspire through Music PLACE: Toros, Armenia DATES: August 17-25, 2017 THE AIM OF THE PROJECT is to bring young people together in order to create their own piece of culture by merging national musical components with inter cultural dialogue and learning because music is so much more than just tunes and melodies - it is about a common language, connection, expression, celebration, culture and friendship. WHO CAN PARTICIPATE: 18-25 years old active young people and youth leaders who have musical skills (amateur/professional) Working language is ENGLISH. To apply for the project, please go through this link THE DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS IS: ...


TITLE: Eurovisions PLACE: Savigno (Bologna), Italy DATES: October 17-24, 2017 PROJECT AIMS at gathering young people with fewer opportunities around the topic of music and empower them with new competences to make use of their skills and abilities in labour market. The project foresees to share musical and IT skills among each other following the approaches of “peer-learning” and “learning by doing”. Participants will be able to create their own music and share their culture with each other. Special discussions will be devoted to rural life and Erasmus + programme opportunities. WHO CAN PARTICIPATE: 18-25 years old active young people and youth leaders...


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On July 4, 2017 Gyumri Youth Initiative Centre NGO and Hrant Dink Foundation announced the launch of the programme ''Beyond Borders 2017-2019'': Turkey-Armenia Dialogue Programmes, Travel Grant and Fellowship Scheme, funded by UK Government’s Conflict, Stability and Security Fund. A press conference took place during which The Ambassador of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Judith Farnworth delivered opening remarks. The organizers and guests of the event spoke about Armenia-Turkey cooperation, highlighting the mutual ties between two countries in different fields: science, culture, art, youth and volunteerism, journalism, education, business, etc...


GLOW Armenia in partnership with Gyumri Youth Initiative Centre (YIC) and Komitas Action Suisse-Arménie Swiss Humanitarian Foundation (KASA) implemented the GLOW CAMP from 3-8th of July in Toros, Armenia. The camp aims at empowering young women and promoting leadership through education in a community of sisterhood. A specialized camp curriculum is developed that will enhance the confidence and leadership skills of participants. The curriculum consists of information about topics such as healthy lifestyles, environmental stewardship, gender roles, conflict resolution. The program is sponsored by: Democracy Commision ''Small Grants Program'' - U.S. Embassy Yerevan, Armeni...


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On June 30, Gyumri Youth Initiative Centre hosted the leaders of IMPACT non-formal youth clubs of World Vision Armenia International Charitable Organization in Tavush Marz, who were on a study visit to YIC. During the meeting the activities of both organizations were presented and some of the volunteers from YIC shared their experiences and told about the way they passed with the organization.          See more...


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On June 17, 2017 the farewell event for Christian Kensmark (Denmark) took place, who used to do volunteering in Gyumri within the framework of European Voluntary Service (EVS) program. Christian has been volunteering for ten months at Gyumri Youth Initiative Center by organizing different projects like the "Friday Café" and English teaching at Lord Byron School No. 20. During the event, EVS Coordinator Mariam Gharagyozyan awarded the volunteer with a Certificate of Appreciation and YouthPass for his work. In turn, Christian shared his impressions of Armenia and experience gained over the past ten months.              ...


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When: June 10-17, 2017 Where: Toros, Shirak region Aim:  To empower youth workers and leaders from Programme countries and Eastern Europe and Caucasus countries supporting the employability of young people they work with, especially those from vulnerable backgrounds and with fewer opportunities.  Description: Gyumri Youth Initiative Centre from Armenia in cooperation with “Bremanger kommune” from Norway is hosting a 7 days training course on youth employability and entrepreneurship in the frames of European Commission “Erasmus+” programme from 10th to 17th of June, 2017.  Training course is hosting 30 youth leaders and youth workers from Norway,...


 Attention, attention, dear youth and not only, YIC NGO announces a new English clubs for beginners and advanced learners. If you want to learn English or improve your skills, then our offer is right for you. If you want to join the club, then hurry up to register online through this link In case of questions call 095 91 91 97 (except Mondays and Sundays) or visit YIC new office at Shahumyan 69 (Arevamanuk bld, 1st floor). The deadline for registration is June 18. The first meeting of Beginners Club will take place on June 20, at 14:00 Advanced Club will take place on June 22, at 16:30  ...


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Օn May 27, a day long non-formal ''Green training'' on environmental education took place in YIC NGO . The training was run by Cansu Yetisgin within the framework of Turkey-Armenia Fellowship Scheme, implemented by Hrant Dink Foundation. Throughout the training, participants went out to discover the environment we live in, learnt about an ecosystem work and fundametal systems, discussed the ethics and morals and learn about the threats Earth is facing.            See more...