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When: April 1-8, 2018 Where: Gyumri, Shirak region Aim: To empower 28 European Voluntary Service Mentors, to improve the quality of EVS projects through building capacities of EVS Hosting organizations and equipping EVS Mentors with vital methods to support and guide the volunteers towards the development of competences for future employment. Description: Gyumri “Youth Initiative Centre” NGO (Armenia) in cooperation with ''Bremanger commune " (Norway) is hosting a 7 days training course on mentoring in the framework of “Erasmus+” programme. The training course hosted participants from  Armenia, Norway, Greece, Poland, Romania, the Russian Federa...


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On March 31 Gyumri “Youth Initiative Centre” NGO members non-formal meeting was held in the “Youth House” Open Youth Centre. During the meeting, the “Youth House” team spoke about the establishment of the centre, its importance for the youth and the working format of the centre. Then the meeting continued in a warmer atmosphere, allowing the members and staff members to communicate with each other and to enjoy a pleasant time by getting acquainted with the centre's working area. * “Open youth work: Empowering young people in Gyumri” project is co-funded by the European Union and is being implemented within Small Grant Scheme of "Support to Civil Society O...


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On March 30, an info day was held at Gyumri “Youth Initiative Center’’ NGO. During the meeting with the help of human library method attendees had an opportunity to learn about foundation history of YIC, about its activities and local, international projects implemented by the organization. More than 20 young people from different communities of Shirak region took part in the info meeting.   ...


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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. ...


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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...