Gyumri “Youth Initiative Centre” (YIC) NGO continues the beautiful tradition of celebrating the International Youth Day with remarkable events for the past four years. 2018 is not an exception and this year as well, on August 11, YIC NGO in cooperation with UN Population Fund, Armenia, SALTO Eastern Europe and Caucasus Resource Centre and ArmEvents implemented large-scale public events in Gyumri.  The event started with a Bike Ride and a March, followed by the Erasmus+ Info Tent where the participants of of the “EVS Event” and Erasmus+ Youth. Info Centre in Armenia presented Erasmus+ Youth opportunities provided to the young people. The celebration continued with...


TITLE: Show Up! Best Practices on Increasing Visibility of Youth Work PLACE: Kobuleti, Georgia DATES: September 2-8, 2018 MAIN OBJECTIVES OF THE PROJECT Increasing visibility of organisations active in the field of youth Sharing methods on how to spread project outcomes Sharing best practices on social media strategies and PR Developing logos and merchandise products Increasing media and IT skills and the employability of the participants Networking of NGOs active in the field of youth on European level between EU member states and partner countries   WHO CAN PARTICIPATE: Participants should be at least 18 years old youth workers, t...


TITLE: Different View PLACE: Skrzynice Pierwsze, Poland DATES: September 2-10, 2018 MAIN OBJECTIVE of the Project Improvement of the knowledge of photography and photography skills among young people, Involvement of the young people in organization, service and active participation in cultural events, Improvement of the knowledge about working with the youth on photography and conducting workshops and photo classes, Integration of the young, disabled and able-bodied persons in the international arena, Increase of the participation of young people in cultural and social life WHO CAN PARTICIPATE: Participants should be 18-25 years old young peo...


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On July 25, Gyumri “Youth Initiative Centre” hosted the youngsters of the “Youth House” Open Youth Centre, who were on study visit to YIC. During the meeting organization's experience and achievements were presented, as well as implemented projects and current projects in which they also can participate. 🙎‍🙂       ...


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On July 19 and 20, the five-month-long French clubs for beginners and pre-intermediate levels ended. The clubs were run by the International French Civic Service volunteer at YIC Lydia Vartanian. Participants of the clubs were awarded with certificates.     ...


NAME: “Atlantic Experience” PLACE: Galway City, Tuam and Loughrea, Ireland DURATION: October 8, 2018 – July 31, 2019 HOSTING ORGANIZATION: Youth Work Ireland Galway AIM: To empower and assist young people in their personal and social development providing a safe and supportive environment for young people to realise and achieve their full potential.   WHO CAN PARTICIPATE: The program is for 20-30 years old, initiative, motivated young people with conversational level of English.   TO APPLY you need to send your Europass CV and a motivation letter in English to evs.sending@yic.am email address.   APPLICATION DEADLINE i...


TITLE: The Other Side of Entrepreneurship PLACE: Mosciano Sant' Angelo DATES: September 12-22, 2018 MAIN OBJECTIVE OF THE project is to link creativity and entrepreneurship, approach them from different perspectives. The first part of the project will be aimed to develop and encourage creativity and self-confidence, while the second part will focus on entrepreneurial sector, with the main aim to give the participants useful knowledge and skills to realize and promote their entrepreneurial ideas and businesses. WHO CAN PARTICIPATE: Participants should be 19-25 years old young people, youth workers and leaders with creative minds and eagerness to develop their e...


Dear youngsters and not only, Prior to the International Youth Day Gyumri “Youth Initiative Centre” NGO is organizing a march and bike ride aiming at promoting healthy lifestyle and youth participation among young people. The start of the event will be given on August 11, at 15:30 from the Charles Aznavour Square and will end at Theatrical Square. Everyone, who is interested in the event and has a bicycle can join the bike ride  But if you don’t have a bicycle we invite you to join the march. High mood, colorful youth spirit and pleasant music are guaranteed. Hurry up to apply filling in the following form and become one of the participants of t...


On July 15, 2018 another hiking was organized by Gyumri “Youth initiative centre", which this time included the route of Talin's St. Katoghike Church, Dashtadem Fortress, Zvartnots Cathedral, and the last stop of the route was Amberd which amazed us with its powerful and spectacular view.             See more...    ...


On July 12, 2018 the official opening event of the first Open Youth Center in Armenia, “Youth House”, took place in Gyumri. During the event International Aid / Cooperation Officer of the European Union Delegation to the Republic of Armenia Line Urban, Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs Kristine Asatryan, Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs Arman Udumyan, Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Education and Science Lusine Arakelyan, Deputy Governor of Shirak Marz Sofia Hovsepyan, Mayor of Gyumri Samvel Balasanyan, President of Gyumri “Youth Initiative Centre” NGO Artur Najaryan made welcoming speeches. The goals of the ...