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On November 16, 2017 the range of events took place in Gyumri dedicated to International Students day. The launch of the events was at Youth Palace where 22 students, studying in higher, secondary professional and educational institutions of Shirak region were handed certificates from Gyumri Municipality and Shirak Regional Government for their high progress in education and social activity. Gyumri “Youth Initiative Centre” NGO in cooperation  with “Erasmus+ Youth. Info Centre” in Armenia also had prepared a surprise in the result of which with the principle of draw 3 students were given an opportunity of retraining abroad within the framework of the EU “Erasm...


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25 September 2017, Yerevan the EU small grant scheme contracts signing ceremony took place and during which The European Union funded Strong Civil Society Organisations for Stronger Armenia project has awarded small grants for 17 new projects for Armenian CSOs․ We are glad to inform that one of the projects awarded with small grant was “Open youth work: Empowering young people in Gyumri” presented by Gyumri Youth Initiative Centre and Caucasus Research Resource Center-Armenia Foundation. Open Youth Centre will be founded in Gyumri in the framework of the project. More information will be provided soon        See more...


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On September 18, a Youth Forum took place in Yerevan and the Gyumri Youth Initiative Centre was present in the event. The aim of the forum was to contribute to the development of 2018-2022 Armenian National Youth Policy ensuring stakeholder participation in the process. The main part of the forum was held in 5 separate thematic groups. One of them, ''Youth work and lifelong learning'' group was fasilized by YIC Board Chairperson Anna Yeghoyan and YIC NGO Presedent Artur Najaryan. Beside, YIC Mobility Projects Cordinator Valya Martirosyan presented Erasmus+ Youth. Info Centre Armenia in the "International Youth Cooperation, Intercultural Dialogue and Youth Movement" ...


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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...


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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...


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The Gyumri Youth Initiative Center NGO, jointly with the United Nations Population Fund Armenia (UNFPA) celebrated International Youth Day with great enthusiasm this year too. August 12 became a holiday due to a range of events under the title “Gyumri- city of young people 2017” among which were the following: Youth (non) Conference that took place (venue - Gyumri Technology Centre) / Youth Camp, Flash Mob Dance (venue: Theatrical Square) and public concert with participation of band “Armine Qocharyan and Friends” (venue: Theatrical Square), the end of the events was marked by the release of 150 kites (Dream Light) to the sky. Furthermore, ahead the events dedicat...


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On July 4, 2017 Gyumri Youth Initiative Centre NGO and Hrant Dink Foundation announced the launch of the programme ''Beyond Borders 2017-2019'': Turkey-Armenia Dialogue Programmes, Travel Grant and Fellowship Scheme, funded by UK Government’s Conflict, Stability and Security Fund. A press conference took place during which The Ambassador of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Judith Farnworth delivered opening remarks. The organizers and guests of the event spoke about Armenia-Turkey cooperation, highlighting the mutual ties between two countries in different fields: science, culture, art, youth and volunteerism, journalism, education, business, etc...


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On June 30, Gyumri Youth Initiative Centre hosted the leaders of IMPACT non-formal youth clubs of World Vision Armenia International Charitable Organization in Tavush Marz, who were on a study visit to YIC. During the meeting the activities of both organizations were presented and some of the volunteers from YIC shared their experiences and told about the way they passed with the organization.          See more...


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On June 17, 2017 the farewell event for Christian Kensmark (Denmark) took place, who used to do volunteering in Gyumri within the framework of European Voluntary Service (EVS) program. Christian has been volunteering for ten months at Gyumri Youth Initiative Center by organizing different projects like the "Friday Café" and English teaching at Lord Byron School No. 20. During the event, EVS Coordinator Mariam Gharagyozyan awarded the volunteer with a Certificate of Appreciation and YouthPass for his work. In turn, Christian shared his impressions of Armenia and experience gained over the past ten months.              ...


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Օn May 27, a day long non-formal ''Green training'' on environmental education took place in YIC NGO . The training was run by Cansu Yetisgin within the framework of Turkey-Armenia Fellowship Scheme, implemented by Hrant Dink Foundation. Throughout the training, participants went out to discover the environment we live in, learnt about an ecosystem work and fundametal systems, discussed the ethics and morals and learn about the threats Earth is facing.            See more...