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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.

http://www.icirld.org/content/view/107/62/

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

http://europa.eu/youth/index.cfm?l_id=en

http://www.youth-partnership.net/youth-partnership/index.html

http://www.interculturallearning.eu/int/youth-in-action/guide/index.html

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

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Hi, today I will tell you about some of the projects for young people that our NGO is planning to implement in rural areas.

As I mentioned in one of my previous posts, most young people in the regions are unemployed. Few of them try to enter a higher education institution (most of which are in Yerevan) as it is associated with high costs which they cannot afford. Thus, after finishing school they are facing a situation when they do not know what to do. Many, many of them though are bright kids and it is a pity that they don’t have opportunities to grow and to accomplish something. Because of the desperate situation, they are trying to think of ways they can make money with. Thus, many of them have entrepreneurial spirit. But as we all know to start a successful entrepreneurial venture, one needs at least some basic knowledge of how to do a business.

Thus, one of the projects that our NGO will undertake is Business trainings for the Young. These trainings will provide some basic knowledge to participants, will include simulations sessions, and most importantly will encourage them to start a business. We are working on having those trainings at high schools, where the kids will have an opportunity to learn basic business concepts. Hopefully some of them will start a business themselves, yet others might inspire their parents to do so.

Let’s hope..

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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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