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"Friday's Cafe" - is one of the local activities of YIC initiated by YIC EVS volunteers. Friday's Cafe takes place twice in a month during which special topics are chosen: music, poetry, painting, theater, games and etc. During it YIC office is transferred into a Cafe where the "Friday's Cafe" takes place. The served cookies cooked by international volunteers of the organization are unsepareted part of the Friday's Cafe.             See more......


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 Օn the 22nd of December an event dedicated to the 10th anniversary of Gyumri Youth Initiative Centre NGO was held. The event was attended by the state governmental bodies, the representatives of local and international organizations, media representatives and the members and beneficiaries of the organization. During the event Gyumri Youth Initiative Centre NGO president Artur Najaryan summed up the ten years of the activities of the organization presenting the implemented projects according to the directions of the organization. Also the premiere of the song "Youth Power" dedicated to YIC took place. The song is performed by singer Armine Kocharyan. Summing up 2018, Gy...


TITLE: What comes next? PLACE: Kobuleti, Georgia DATES: February 5-13, 2019 THE PROJECT AIMS to introduce applied improvisation and empower youth workers to increase the sense of entrepreneurship among youth. The project will explore attitudes of entrepreneurship, such as taking risk, creativity, problem solving, sense of initiative, working with mistakes and other essential skills for young people to prepare them getting successfully engaged in the labour market and perceive their life from entrepreneurial perspective.   WHO CAN PARTICIPATE: Participants should be at least 18 years old youth workers, youth leaders, trainers, mentor, members and volunt...


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On December 5, Gyumri “Youth Initiatve Centre” NGO in partnership with Armenian Caritas, KASA Gumri Centre d'accueil et de formation, Gyumri Technology Center and Enterprise Incubator Foundation implemented “Volunteering Prospects in Armenia” forum dedicated to International Volunteer day. In the frames of the forum the following activities were done: Reporting: The results of volunteering organizations mapping (Armenian Caritas) done in the frames of “Promotion of volunteering organizations and volunteering in Eastern Europe countries” project. Parallel discussions in the working groups: Part 1. - “Legal Frameworks for Voluntary work” Facilitator: H...


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  When: October 2018 – August 2019 Aim: To promote volunteerism and link art and intercultural learning for the empowerment and self-development of young people. Volunteer’s Tasks: To plan and run the “Handicraft” Club twice a month for the young people aged 13-30 from Gyumri and Shirak region, to support in organizational activities of “Intercultural Club” and “Friday’s Cafe”, to plan, prepare and run promotional activities about volunteering called “Volunteering Month with YIC”, to organize a photo exhibition, an open air movie screenings and presentation of their culture, food, dances and so on, to design YIC’s monthly newsletter...


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 When: October 2018 – October 2019 Aim: To ensure the self-development of young people and empower them to play an active role in the society through promoting volunteerism, providing accessible services and utilizing innovative approaches in youth work. Volunteer’s Tasks: To plan, prepare and run cultural, sport, educational and creative workshops for children and young people in the “Youth House” open youth centre, present youth work realities of her country organizing different events to share the experience of youth work, to assist in the on-going projects of the RO especially with the crowdfunding campaign.  ...


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  On December 4, Gyumri “Youth Initiatve Centre” NGO in partnership with Armenian Caritas, KASA Gumri Centre d'accueil et de formation, Gyumri Technology Center and Enterprise Incubator Foundation implemented “International Volunteer Day-2018” project dedicated to International Volunteer day. In the frames of the project the following events took place: Volunteering Fair: With participation of local and international organizations that provide volunteering service and/or give volunteering opportunities. Workshops in the format of unconference: Presentation of experience, discussions with the participation of voluntary work organizers and service providers, ski...


TITLE: Erasmus+ Mastery PLACE: Tbilisi, Georgia DATES: February 6-13, 2019 AIM: The project aims at empowering youth workers, facilitators, coordinators, members of NGO’s from 9 different countries and equip them with project writing and management skills to take actions and develop initiatives by themselves at local and international level.   The Project objectives:   To explore the Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme with a special focus on quality activities and international cooperation; To develop participants’ competences in planning Non Formal Education and Intercultural Learning processes; To empower participants with...


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The opportunity of voluntary service in Europe was given us by Gyumri “Youth Initiative Centre” NGO which is one of the most active organizations in Gyumri actively engaged in youth mobility and in involving them in community. We are doing our EVS in Ozal, Croatia, which differs from all the other countries with its unique nature, castle and hydroelectric power plant, which is much more powerful than the castle itself. The outer look of the castle is quite modern: it has been reconstructed and has lost its soul. The river Cupe flows across the city next to the castle and the hydroelectric power plant is constructed on that river. The project we do is called A.L.I.V....


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