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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 2017 – September 2018   Aim: To promote volunteerism and intercultural communication through peer-to-peer learning and non-formal educational activities. Volunteer’s Tasks: To support in organizational activities of "Intercultural Club" and "Friday’s Cafe", to plan, prepare and run promotional activities about volunteering called “Volunteering Month with YIC”, to organize a photo exhibition, an open air movie screenings and presentation of his culture, food, dances and so on, to teach German in YIC office and at a local school.  ...


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When: October 2017 – September 2018 Aim: To raise awareness regarding youth mobility and intercultural learning among young people by marking its positive effect on the development of youngsters. Volunteer’s Tasks: To support in organizational activities of "Intercultural Club" and "Friday’s Cafe", to plan, prepare and run promotional activities about volunteering called “Volunteering Month with YIC”, to organize a photo exhibition, an open air movie screenings and presentation of his culture, food, dances and so on, to teach English at a local school. . . .       ...


You have heard about the Gyumri Youth Initiative Center but you don’t know who are we, what are we doing and what is our goal? On October 28, at 14:30 the YIC team is glad to invite you to YIC office, to get answers to your questions during our info day. On that day, you will have an opportunity to get acquainted with the main directions of its activities and the history of the organization. In addition our local and international volunteers will share with their successful experience with YIC. ...


We are glad to inform, that Gyumri Youth Initiative Centre announces a new Turkish club for beginners. If you want to learn Turkish or improve your skills, then YIC offers you to join our club. If you want to be a member of 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 office at Shahumyan 69 (Arevamanuk bld, 1st floor). The deadline for registration is November 2. The first meeting of club will take place on November 7, at 15:00....


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Օn September 6, a press conference took place in Yerevan dedicated to the launch of the activities of ''Erasmus+ Youth. Info Centre in Armenia". During the meeting the president of Gyumri ‘’Youth Initiative Centre’’ NGO Artur Najaryan spoke about the goals, directions of activities, target groups of the Info Centre as well as the opportunities for youth, state, public and media organizations were presented. The Ambassador, Head of the EU Delegation to the Republic of Armenia H.E. Mr.Piotr Świtalski, Head of Youth Policy Department of the Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs of Armenia Tamara Torosyan and Program Coordinator at National Erasmus+ Office in Ar...


  TITLE: Start Change Within PLACE: Rustavi, Georgia DATES: November 15-22, 2017 PROJECT IS DESIGNED for youth workers in order to provide tools for personal development and ways in which they can work towards their goals and full potential. This can help the working process with youngsters in their own communities. WHO CAN PARTICIPATE: participants should be at least 18 years old youth workers, active young people and youth leaders who are new in NGO sector. PARTICIPATION FEE: 30 EUR Working language is ENGLISH.   To apply for the project, please go through this link: THE DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS IS: October 13th, 2017, by 18:00. Should you have a...


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On September 10, 2017 the farewell event for Elina Benz (Germany) took place, who used to do volunteering in Gyumri within the framework of European Voluntary Service (EVS) programme. Elina has been volunteering for a year at Gyumri ''Youth Initiative Centre'' NGO by organizing different projects like the “Friday Café”, German and  Handicraft clubs, also German teaching at Gyumri No. 25 School after E. Charents and Gyumri No. 3 High School. During the event, EVS Coordinator Mariam Gharagyozyan awarded the volunteer with a Certificate of Appreciation and YouthPass for his work. In turn, Elina shared her impressions of Armenia and experience gained over the past y...


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When: September 15-22, 2017 Where: Gyumri, Shirak Shirak region Aim: To empower 30 European Voluntary Service Mentors, 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” (Armenia) in cooperation with ''The Globe" (Czech Republic) is hosting a 7 days training course on mentoring in the framework of “Erasmus+” programme. The training course is hosting participants from Armenia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Netherlands, Croatia, ...


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On November 24, the "Friday Café" was held in the Gyumri "Youth Initiatives Center" NGO this time about intercultural topic. The EVS volunteers introduced to the guests the cultures of the countries they are coming from. In the warm atmosphere of “Friday’s café” interesting facts about Estonia, Slovakia, Germany and the Netherlands were presented and due to the games, ethnic music and national sweets guests had an opportunity to discover the cultures of those countries. . .            See more......


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August 27, a serial "Friday's cafe" took place in Gyumri YIC NGO, this time it was about retro music. The participants discussed the features of the retro period, enjoyed retro music, tasted cookies made by volunteers  and played musical games, which made the atmosphere warmer and more interesting.        See more...