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On February 3 and 7, 2018 the new English clubs for beginners and pre-intermidiate learners launched and the first meetings took place with the participants. A warm atmosphere has been created within the groups with the help of team-building activities. This is a great start for further effective and interesting work.     ...


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We are glad to inform you that according to the results of tender announced by SALTO Eastern Europe and Caucasus Resource Centre for the coordination of activities of Erasmus+ Youth. Info Centres, Gyumri “Youth Initiative Centre’’ NGO is announced to do the coordination of Erasmus+ Youth. Info Centre in Armenia....


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On January 17, Gyumri “Youth Initiative Centre” and “Shirak Regional State College” SNCO signed a Memorandum of Understanding on youth cooperation. The document was signed by Gyumri “Youth Initiative Centre” NGO president Artur Najaryan and “Shirak Regional State College” SNCO principal, Emma Petrosyan. The goal of the memorandum is to support strengthening of partnership between the parties, providing opportunity for students and lecturers to participate in YIC NGO partnership programmes organized within the framework of the EU “Erasmus+” programme....


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On December 28, Gyumri “Youth Initiative Centre” NGO celebrated the New Year and the 9th anniversary of the organisation. Not only friends, members and beneficiaries were present on the last event of the year, but also representatives of partner organisations, who had worked and cooperated with YIC throughout the year. Summing up the year Gymuri “Youth Initative Centre”  have rewarded partner organizations, state, media and public sector representatives for good cooperation and for their active participation and support in youth issues. The titles "Member of the Year", "Stuff Member of the Year" and "Best friends of YIC" are also have rewarded. . &...


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On December 10th, the 8th meeting of the General Assembly of the Gyumri “Youth Initiative Centre” was convened, during which the annual reports of Managerial and Supervising Bodies (President, International Board, Controller), the success of the organization and the upcoming actions were presented. Besides some changes concerning to the Charter of the organization have been discussed. During the meeting also the elections of the Managerial and Supervising Bodies of the organization for the next two years took place. The results of the elections are presented below. 41 members from 48 members representing YIC General Assembly participated in the voting (14 of the...


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On December 5th Gyumri “Youth Initiative Centre” NGO celebrated International Volunteer Day with local and international volunteers this year too. The event was launched with the annual ceremony of awarding the titles "Volunteer of the Year", "EVS Armenian volunteer of the Year", "International EVS volunteer of the Year", “Mentor of the Year” and “Club leader of the Year” to those local and international volunteers who have been actively volunteering during the whole year. The day ended with a nice gathering attended by the staff of YIC NGO and local and international volunteers. .        See more......


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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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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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On November 24, the "Friday Café" was held in the Gyumri "Youth Initiatives Center" NGO this time about intercultural topic. The EVS volunteers introduced to the guests the cultures of the countries they are coming from. In the warm atmosphere of “Friday’s café” interesting facts about Estonia, Slovakia, Germany and the Netherlands were presented and due to the games, ethnic music and national sweets guests had an opportunity to discover the cultures of those countries. . .            See more......


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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...