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On March 17, 2017, another ‘’Friday’s Café’’ took place in YIC on the topic of spring. The guests had an opportunity to listen to live msuic, talk together about symbols of spring, play interesting games and to taste the cakes made by our international volunteers. And of course spring is about flowers which were distributed to our female guests. See more         ...


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On February 17, a meeting with Mr. Peter Anton Svitalski, the Ambassador, head of the EU Delegation in Armenia took place in Gyumri Youth Initiative Center NGO . The meeting was attended by students from various educational institutions of Gyumri, representatives of the youth organization, youth experts. During the meeting there were discussed such questions as EU educational apps for young people, regional youth development, visa facilitation for youth mobility and Gyumri asn a tourism center. The meeting was initiated by the European Students' Forum NGO in Yerevan, Gyumri Euro Club and Gyumir Youth Initiative Centre NGO.        See more...


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On January 27, the first meeting of ‘’Friday’s Café’’ in 2017 took place. This time it was about Italy. During the meeting the participants had an opportunity to enjoy the real Italian atmosphere, by tasting Italian pizza, pasta and espresso as well as learning the typical Italian body language. And of course the games organized by our volunteers made the atmosphere more interesting and joyous.            See more...


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On December 28, the New Year and 8th birthday  event of  YIC NGO took place. During the annual traditional event severeal partner organizations  as ‘’Emili Aregak’’ centre,  ‘’Hayordats Tun’’, ‘’4D’’ production, ‘’Time Production’’, ‘’Shirak’’ foodtbal club, ‘’café Nancy’’ were awarded with certificates of gratitude for their  effective partnership with Gyumri ‘’Youth Initiative Centre’’ NGO as well as for the support in organizing the‘’ Youth Day 2016’’ event . Volunteers Hayarpi Poghosyan and Hovhannes Mkrtchyan  were awarded with certificates of honour  for their willingness to initiate in t...


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On December 5, Gyumri YIC NGO celebrated the ''International Volunteer Day''. The start was given at Hayordats Tun in Gyumri, where a photo exhibition was held titled "Volunteer work in the photos." It reflected the volunteer work done in different parts of the world. Then YIC volunteers talked about volunteerism and shared their experience of voluntary work with students of N 42 school and Academic college. The day ended in a warm environment where participants not only had the opportunity to spend a good time together, but also were awarded with certificates. The traditional ceremony of awarding the titles "Volunteer of the Year", "EVS Armenian volunteer of the Year" ...


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On November 11, another joyful, festal ‘’Friday’s Café’’ full of games took place in Gyumri YIC NGO. This time the topic was Birthday party. At first the participants tasted the festive cake and other sweets cooked by our volunteers, then spent a wonderful and unforgettable time playing different games initiated by organizers and the same time learnt different methods of holding Birthday party.   See more ...


Biannual report 2014-2015
On November 4, 2016 the presentations of both Biannual report 2014-2015 as well as new website took place in Gyumri YIC NGO. In the first part YIC president Artur Najaryan presented the organization's activities and conducted projects during those two years and Finance Manager Liana Hakobyan presented the financial report. Then the presentation of a new website took place and the Public Relations manager Lilit Sargsyan presented the new structure and the opportunities of the website. Afterwards there was a cheer , during which all guests had the opportunity to hold informal environment to communicate with each other and have a good time. See more     ...


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When: October 24-31, 2016 Where: Toros, Shirak region Aim: To empower 29 European Voluntary Service Mentors from Armenia, Germany, the Russian Federation, Moldova, Estonia, Spain, Turkey and Ukraine 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” in cooperation with Fairbund e.V. organization (Germany) hosted a 7 days training course on mentoring in the framework of “Erasmus+” programme from 24th to 31st of October, 201...


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On October 13, 2016, a meeting-discussion took place in the National Assembly on the topic ''Armenia-Italy cooperation in the field of education and science''. The Ambassador of Italy in Armenia Giovanni Ricciulli, as well as representatives from the sectors of education, science, politics were at the meeting. They made speeches, talking about the importance of Armenia-Italy cooperation. During the meeting Gyumri YIC NGO president Artur Najaryan also made speech presenting the results and prospects of Armenia-Italy cooperation in the field of non-formal education. See more...


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 On October 14, the first meeting of autumnal ''Friday's Cafe'' dedicated to France took place . The cafe participants had the opportunity to learn interesting facts about the culture, traditions and people of that country of love through the presentation made by our EVS volunteers. The participants also had the opportunity to taste French food, cooked by our EVS volunteers. The French music and the entertaining games organized by the participants made the Parisian atmospheare of the cafe warmer. See more ...