Contest of Community Development Youth Initiatives “Youth Initiative Fund” is a locally funded project, which aims to 1) Increase the participation and the role of young people in community development processes in Gyumri and 2) Improve the quality of youth life in Gyumri. “Youth Initiative Fund” widens the circle of community active youth and provides them with a safe environment to bring their ideas to life. It provides young people with knowledge, skills and resources they would not be able to access otherwise. By doing so, young people influence their own quality of life, discover their potential as agents of change and, in a long run, get more engaged in th...


TITLE: “Be a Mentor” PLACE: Gyumri, Armenia DATES: April 1 -8, 2018 The Training Course is aimed at empowering 22 European Voluntary Service Mentors from Armenia, Norway, Greece, Poland, Romania, the Russian Federation, Moldova, Estonia, Italy, Georgia and Ukraine to increase the quality of EVS projects through developing capacities of EVS coordinators and mentors by equipping them with vital methods and tools to support and guide the volunteers towards the development of competences for future employment. The working language of the training course is ENGLISH. Applicants should be at least 18 years old, EVS mentors, EVS coordinators and ex-EVS volunteers who wan...


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TITLE: «Волонтёрство в деле сохранения культурного наследия на пространстве СНГ» PLACE: Dushanbe, Tajikistan DATES: May 13-19, 2018 THE MAIN AIM OF THE PROJECT To design a programme in the support of volunteering in the sphere of protecting cultural heritage, To create mechanisms to support and popularize the value of volunteering practices amongst youth, To involve youth in the process of developing and establishing universal values WHO CAN PARTICIPATE: participants should be 18-28 years old socially active young people, youth workers and representatives of cultural sphere who have ex...


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On March 2 another ‘’Friday’s Café’’ of Gyumri "Youth Initiatives Center" NGO took place in “Nancy Café”. This time the topic was art. In the warm atmosphere of “Friday’s café” our EVS volunteers with the help of the games and quiz introduced famous artists of Estonia, Slovakia, Germany and the Netherlands to the participants of the cafe. Art cafe hosted Karlen Varderesyan, a young artist from Gyumri, who presented his works and talked about his inspiration sources. ...


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On March 1, 2018 the new French clubs for beginners and advanced learners were launched and the first meeting took place with the participants. A warm atmosphere has been created within the group with the help of team-building activities. This is a great start for further effective and interesting work. The club is run by Internationаl "French Civic Service" volunteer in YIC Lydia Vartanian from France. ...