Posts Tagged ‘Development’

Hi again! This is for those of you who live in Armenia and who are interested in Youth Policy issues. The Pan Armenian International Youth Center Foundation (PAYICF), in cooperation with the International Center for Intercultural Research, Learning and DIalogue (ICIRLD), is organizing a training on “European Youth Policy, Structures and Programs.”

The training could be especially useful for people who are involved in youth policy related NGO works, as it is meant to facilitate the participation of local youth NGOs in Euoropean Youth Policy related processes, as well as will describe the basics of European Youth Policy.

My personal opinion is that there are many potentially strong NGO partners out there in Armenia, but they do not have a clear understanding of how exactly to establish the partnership or benefit from a number of projects offered by the European Youth Authorities.

Anyway, in case this is related to you, there are still 2 days left till the deadline, which is on November 30th. The training itself will take place December 4-9, 2008 in the Youth Center in Tsakhkadzor. You can use the link below to download the application and get more information on the event.


These are some other links that maybe useful if you are interested in European Youth Policy




I’ll keep you posted in case I hear of similar events happening in the youth field.


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Hi, because I promised to update you on anything that goes on in the lives of young Armenians, I’ve decided to write about the 11th Telethon of the Armenia Fund, that is taking place right now. Armenians from all over the world are watching the Telethon and making their donations, which will go to building the infrastructures in Nagorno-Karabakh.

I am watching the Telethon on the National Armenian Channel (H1) that right now is featuring a reporting on the young Armenians from Spitak, Gyumri and Vanadzor, who were born in 1988, when the devastating Earthuqake happened. “This folks do not remember the earthquake itself, but the do remember living in temporary houses and not having decent living conditions…” This is what the reporting is saying. That’s so true and so sad. It will take generations to get over it.

I’ts 12:20 in Yerevan, more then $ 9 million has been donated so far. I am so hoping this funds will be directed to improving the living of those who suffered so much..

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Hi Everyone! I am Liana, and I’ve decided to create this blog for everyone who has interest in the lives of young people in Armenia. I will be blogging about the concerns and challenges young people face, the opportunities and support they get, as well as the work, that my company, The Institute for Youth Development does for them to make a difference in the lives of this people.

I thought it is important to share this with you, especially those of you who live far away, the young Diaspora Armenians, who so want to know what the life in Armenia is all about. I will be telling about the young in Yerevan, and part of my blog will be dedicated to the youth in the regions of Armenia, as I think that those are the ones who are most in need of support, and because the mission of my Company is to help the young in the non-Yerevan parts of Armenia to develop the necessary skills to live a decent life.

In my following posts I promise to tell you about a typical day of a young Armenian who lives in Yerevan, goes to school like most of you, and meets friends in the evening, and of a young Armenian who lives somewhere in Chambarak (village in Armenia), who maybe goes to school like most of you, or maybe helps his father in the farm instead, to help him make both ends meet, and is so tired in the evening that cannot join his friends. Stay with me.

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