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When: September 16 – 18, 2014Where: Kamo, Sarnaghbyur, Vahramaberd, Shirak regionAim: To present to rural area society quality documental movies and through discussions present and raise the question and issues tackled in the movies.Description: Gyumri “Youth Initiative Centre” NGO in cooperation with “NGO Center” NGO with the support of “Henrich Boll” foundation held “Caucadoc” documentary film festival in Shirak region’s Kamo, Sarnaghbyur and Vahramaberd villages. Duration of the film festival was 3 days. During the festival 6 movies on different topics were screened. Those topics included international conflicts, social inclusion, politics and ...


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When: September 2014 – on goingWhere: Gyumri, ShirakAim: Assist with the improvement of the quality of life of Gyumri youth, through development and implementation of a need-based local youth policy.Description: ''Youth Initiative Center'' NGO in cooperation with 'Gyumri Youth Council'' non-formal expert group implemented ''Gyumri youth policy development'' project. Within the framework of the programme a research was conducted with the Institute for Policy Research and Analysis of Lithuania to identify youth policy priorities in Gyumri and develop mechanisms of local youth policy implementation.The strategic objectives of the programme were:1. To identify you...


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When: July 12 – 14, 2014Where: Gyumri, ShirakAim: To encourage the active participation of youth in the development of state youth policy and in decision-making process.Description: "Youth Initiative Centre" NGO with the support of RA Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs carried out the project "Informed and supportive youth" in Gyumri.In the frames of "Informed and supportive youth" project a three-day training was held during which the participants got to know the general terms of youth policy,  the mechanisms of participation in the local youth policy development processes, the roles and responsibilities of various stakeholders in the process of youth p...


When. July 2, 2014 Aim. Presenting the “Erasmus +” program with a focus on EVS: how it functions, how to get involved, the responsibilities and rights of mentors, and other programmatic details.  Description. YIC conducts regular trainings and EVS presentations for current EVS mentors and those who are planning to become EVS mentors. The trainings are primarily provided for members of YIC, and following the training YIC chooses the top candidates from the members to become mentors for our EVS volunteers. Due to the demand for the trainings from other organizations in addition to YIC members, our EVS Mentors’ Trainings have become open f...


When. Januray-June, 2013 Aim. Encouraging the professional and personal development of the organization`s most active and devoted members. Description. During the project, the nine selected participants, each of whom has come up with personalized self-development plan, were working to bring their ideas and initiatives to life while getting additioanl training and practice. Various methods were used - from individualcoaching and group meetings to creating an online network – to involve a group of young people in developing the skills  and tools to “create” their future.   ...


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When. November, 2012 Aim. Introduce the methods on creating a corporative image and runles ofrespecting the business etiquetteto the organization’s staff Description. YIC is always organizing staff and professional development trainings on different topics for the YIC staff as well as for the representatives of other organizations. Meeting the staff needs YIC organized a training on “Corporative image and business etiquette” topic which was facilitated by “Peace Corps Armenia” regional business development project manager Stepan Shoyan.   ...


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When.  July 01-30, 2013  Aim. Promotion of volunteerism as a mechanism for youth participation.  Description. “Volunteering Month with YIC” was the promotion of the voluntary initiatives which was carried out through the following activities;T-shirt painting, Parent’s day, Hugging day, Armenian Constitution Day, Outdoor painting with children, European Voluntary Service Action day, Youth In Action info day, Flying Kites, Birthright Armenia info and action day, Retirement Home visit, Peace Corps Action and Info day, Closing Ceremony. See more Link 1, Link 2, Link 3, Link 4, Link 5, Link 6,&nbs...


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When. September -Dcember, 2011 Aim. To reveal Armenian EVS volunteers’ understanding of Europe that they had gained through their volunteering, focusing on European values such as participation and multiculturalism. The exhibition also underlined the local impact of EVS projects and simultaneously promoted EVS. Description. The exhibition was a joint multiplying/EVS promotional activity that was developed by YIC and has already found much support among most Armenian multipliers of the European Commission’s Youth in Action Programme and among other organizations which have experience with EVS and YiA in general.Gyumri’s Youth Initiative Centr...


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When. December 2010 – March 2011 Aim. To focus the attention of the local Armenian population on the country’s poverty and poverty reduction from the perspective of foreigners- particularly those of EVS volunteers hosted in Armenia. It was further aimed at underlining the local impact of EVS projects and promoting the involvement of Armenian youth in EVS. Description.  The photos were displayed through a touring photo exhibition throughout several cities, including Gyumri, Yerevan, Vanadzor, Stepanavan, Dilijan, and Goris (approximately a week-long stop in each city). The touring photo exhibition “Poverty Through the Eyes of EVS”...


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When. August 2011 - February 2012 Aim. To promote the voluntary work locally and internationally and to raise its recognition among the local community. Description. The group of ten young people were selected based on their application forms and had professional media workshop at the local Tsayg TV Station and later on prepared and broadcasted 10 reports on the following topics:the civic activism of youth, including the opportunities and challenges;the essence of volunteering, and volunteering as a mechanism for promoting youth participation;the perception of volunteering in the local community and youth in particular;the socio-cultural and legal...