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When: November 24 - 30, 2012 Where: Gyumri, Armenia Aim: Developing conflict resolution and negotiaion skills. Description: “Cross Border – Build Bridges” international training was hosted by “Youth Initiative Centre” NGO in Armenia, in November 24-30. The project was organized in the framework of European Comission “Youth in Action” programe. The 30 youngsters from Georgia, Finland, Hungary, Ukraine, Italy, Turkey and Romania had the chance to explore conflict resolution and negotiation types, they had the chance to talk about stereotypes and share their experiences with each other. These was done by using non-formal methods, with the help of p...


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When. October 14-21, 2012 Where. Gyumri, Armenia Aim. To promote volunteering as a mechanism for increasing youth employability Description. The training began on October 14th , when 25 participants from 13 different countries arrived in Gyumri to attend the week-long workshop, which took place at the Berlin Art Hotel. For the next six days, the participants took part in discussions, simulations, and seminars all designed to give them new knowledge and skills about how volunteering can be used to increase prospects for employment. In addition to the ideas and tools presented by the trainers, participants were encouraged to exchange their own ideas, experiences, ...


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When. July 14-20, 2011 Where. Armenia Aim. To share the culture of peace among young people by providing the opportunity to exchange peace building and cross-border practices. Description. YIC, in partnership with French Club Unesco de Metz NGO, organized the “Enough Pizza for Everyone!” Training Course on conflict management and negotiation skills within the framework of Youth in Action. The project was financed by the European Commission and took place in Dilijan from the 14th to the 20th of July.This TC was the result of another YIC Initiative– a feasibility visit called “Despite Everything Peace Will Win,” held in December 2010. The 7-day TC contribu...


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When. December 16-19, 2010 Where. Gyumri, Armenia Aim. To enhance further dialogue and communication among youth through finding common interests and topics, and building long-lasting partnerships between the involved organizations, all of which have different levels of experience in youth work. Description. Youth Initiative Centre organized a feasibility visit on conflict management entitled “Despite Everything Peace Will Win” within the framework of Youth in Action. The FV took place in Gyumri from the 16th to the 19th of December. During the 3 days of the project the staff of Youth Initiative Centre NGO, in collaboration with partners from France, Gree...


When. September 20-27, 2009 Aim. Promoting active youth participation on local, national, and international levels. It provided youth workers and youth leaders with knowledge, skills, and tools on youth involvement in decision making and public relations. Description. “YOUth Can Make a Difference” international training course was held in September 2009 in Gyumri, Armenia in cooperation with the Polish Robert Schuman Foundation in the framework of the European Commission “Youth in Action” programme. The training brought together 23 participants from 9 countries for sharing best practices, building partnership, and intercultural exchange. The idea – red-li...