“Everyone Matters” Fellowship Program in Berlin, Germany


1 year and 4 months ago, Armenian Progressive Youth NGO launched the long-term project “Everyone Matters! Development of Inclusive and Participatory Youth Work Practices in Eastern Partnership countries”. As a part of the project, four of APY staff members, Henrik Sahakyan, Anna Tovmasyan, Nelly Paytyan and Artashes Papyan took part in a Fellowship Program in Berlin, Germany. This phase of the project was designed to provide a chance for civic organizations operating in Eastern Partnership countries including Armenia, Georgia, Belarus and Ukraine to have a week-long Fellowship in EU-based Civil Society Organizations operating in Germany, Belgium and Sweden for knowledge and cultural exchange. Prior to the fellowship program, APY organized training courses for youth workers in Armenia, as well as, a huge conference which took place in Tbilisi, Georgia.

As a part of Fellowship Program, few members of APY spent a week in social impact startup named TeachSurfing. Henrik presents the organization with the following words, “Basically, the organization itself is a platform which connects Trainers (the TeachSurfers) willing to transfer their knowledge and skills and Organizations such as schools and NGOs who are in need of trainers. The whole activities of the organization including the workshops and training courses are organized on a voluntary basis”.

Henrik also said, “Surprisingly, there are currently 57 host organizations in Armenia registered to TeachSurfing. Although I was familiar with TeachSurfing before due to our partnership, I got a chance to take a closer look at the organization, participate in its daily activities and make a better connection with its members. In general, I felt quite impressed with the idea, mission and the activities of the organization.”

He further elaborates his experience that he had in this one week, “During the program, I worked on the analysis of their social media channels of TeachSurfing in parallel with my role in APY. I have reached out their social media platforms, made a SWOT analysis and presented my findings. Since common and frequent usage of social media channels, social media management is one of the key components that is essential for the success of any kind of business today, whether for profit or non-profit. Promoting the organization and reaching a broader audience is more achievable through social media and resultantly, strong social media presence is quite significant for international organizations such as APY and TeachSurfing.”


 
Since APY is on the edge of strategic and missionary changes, Henrik believes he can make significant contributions to the organization with the assistance of his recent experience: “In the upcoming weeks, we will have teamwork rate meeting to evaluate our past and current activities. Additionally, in October, 2019, we will celebrate the 10th anniversary of our organization and we are planning to develop a new organizational strategy and widen our target audience. I believe I can transfer the knowledge that I gained during this fellowship programme in our meetings and initiate to adapt work practices that I have encountered to enhance our organization.”

Anna Tovmasyan, the Project Manager of APY, also participated in a week-long Fellowship Program. She describes her experience within the program as following, “During the project, I tried to provide a link between organizations in Armenia, which could establish partnership with TeachSurfing by sending official emails. During the research, I found out that there are 57 organizations operating in Armenia, and my main goal was to spread the info on the platform among Armenian partners.”

She describes her most important intakes and her future plans for the organization: “The most impressive thing that I encountered during this program was the appreciation of volunteerism in European Union countries. In EU countries, volunteers are willingly devoting their time and efforts for self-fulfillment and for the sake of helping others. In comparison, the notion of volunteerism is not quite developed in Armenia yet for both organizations and volunteers, however, we would like to change that and bring a new attitude toward volunteerism. In addition, we are planning to strengthen our partnerships with organizations who would be willing to host TeachSurfers and organize a workshop related with project management in the future.”

 

ESC in Yerevan, Armenia

We are looking for volunteers who would like to come to the edge of Europe. Because we have an opportunity in the ancient country of Armenia, just under the beautiful Caucasus mountains.

The Volunteering Program at the Armenian Progressive Youth NGO is meant to engage youngsters in the management of the organization and in the community life of Yerevan. The Volunteers donate their professional skills and services as well as benefit from the resources of the organization for their professional and personal growth. The Volunteers might be engaged in the activities of the PR and Communications Department due to their skills and experiences. Below you may find a short description on the activities of the PR and Communications Department as well as its working groups. PR and Communications Department: PR is vital for the success of not-profit organizations. APY is not an exception. Doing good job is not enough if you are unable to present it properly. Likewise, this is what the PR and Communications Department is responsible for. The Volunteers in this department work for APY visibility, managing the social media channels of the organization, organizing public presentations, meetings with students, promotional campaigns and events. This group deals with APY visual identity, improves APY’s presence on the net and supports the organization with designing its materials, publications and logos. The Department presents APY to the outer world and makes sure that APY’s followers, target groups, beneficiaries and supporters are up to date about its activities.

The PR and Communications Department includes six working groups entitled as following:

  • Content Development
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Graphic Design
  • Information Technologies
  • Photography
  • Videography

The volunteers are free to choose one (or even more) of the above-mentioned working groups due to their interests, experiences, qualifications and skills. No volunteer needs to be master in any of the above-presented domains. The only and most important requirement is to be motivated and inspired to help, devote and support, by also aiming at growing as a person and as a professional.

Working hours and days off: 
The volunteers are expected to devote 30 hours of their time weekly (6 hours a day) in order to implement their tasks and responsibilities. Weekends are off days for the volunteers and no activities are planned for that days. Due to the projects’ particular schedules, the working hours for the volunteers might be changed. However, this will be communicated to the volunteers beforehand.

Local Transport
The volunteers will receive 10 euros (approximately 5000 AMD) for the transportation inside Yerevan. All means of the public transportation in Yerevan (except the taxis) cost a 100 AMD for a one-way transit.

Language Support
The volunteers will be provided with Armenian language lessons during their volunteering period. They will have 3 Armenian language lessons weekly for a one-hour duration. The lessons are organized by our local volunteers specialized in linguistics and social sciences. In addition, the volunteers might get English language support in case they need or ask for it.

 

The range of the possible tasks for the Volunteers may differ based on the volunteers’ choices of the Working Group. Below you may find a bunch of tasks specified for each working group.

“Content Development” Working Group:
— Writing content for website pages and social media as well as scripts for presentations and videos;
— Writing marketing communications materials and planning content and writing for publications such as product brochures, leaflets, annual reports, newsletters and e-magazines;
— Develop strategic content goals in order to reach and win the target group’s attention;
— Analyse key performance indicators to determine content effectiveness․

“Social Media Marketing” Working Group:
— Managing and updating information and engaging with users on social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn;
— Fostering community relations through events such as open days and through involvement in community initiatives;
— Commissioning surveys and contacting beneficiaries, volunteers and members of the organization to discuss their views and collect testimonies;
— Reviewing the online accounts and social media channels of the organization and preparing monthly reports to be submitted to the Head of PR and Communications Department.

“Graphic Design” Working Group:
— Gathering information, updating the website and designing the logos,visuals and promotional materials of the organization;
— Designing visual content for informational packages and presentations for infor meetings and public presentations.

“Information Technologies” Working Group:
— Maintenance e of the organization’s official website;
— Publishing articles on the website;
— Reviewing and developing the website’s accessibility and comfortableness for its users.

“Photography” Working Group:
— Photographing the daily events and activities of the organization and its members;
— Editing the pictures taken by the local volunteer photographers;
— Initiating and implementing different photo stories to promote the ideas that organization cares about (i.e. human rights, active citizenship, etc.).

“Videography” Working Group:
— Taking videos during the events and activities of the organization;
— Making short documentaries compressing the activities of the sessions, forums, trainings and other event organized by APY.

Young persons from from 18 to 30 years who are interested to work with people with different backgrounds.

— Willingness to learn Armenian
— Interested in working with youngsters.
— interested in culture/environment
— like to be creative
— Able to take own initiative
— Interested in Caucuses culture

The volunteers will be provided with a one bedroom apartment. The apartment is fully furnished and has all the modern amenities (electricity, gas, internet connection, air conditioning, etc.). The apartment situates in the centre of Yerevan which makes the displacement around the city much easier. The apartment is in a 10 minute walking distance from the office of the organization, and it takes a 5 minute walk to the subway and the bus station on the main street. The apartment is close to a bunch of small food markets, supermarkets and pharmacies.

The volunteers will receive 70 euros as food allowance that is approximately 37, 000 AMD converting to Armenian drams (the currency in Armenia). At the same time, the volunteers will receive another 70 euros as pocket money for their extra expenses. In addition, they will receive 10 euros for the internal transportation. In total each volunteer will receive 150 (approximately 80, 000 AMD) euros for food, transportation and other expenses.

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«STEP» Զբաղվածության դպրոց

Չնայած վերջին ժամանակահատվածում ողջ աշխարհում նկատելի տնտեսական աճին՝ Արևելյան գործընկերության երեք երկրներում` Հայաստանում, Վրաստանում և Մոլդովայում դեռևս շարունակում են արդիական լինել աղքատության և մեկուսացման խնդիրները, որոնք ազդում են բնակչության զգալի մասի՝ հատկապես խոցելի խմբերի վրա:
Հայաստանում երիտասարդների գործազրկության մակարդակը մնում է երկրի առջև ծառացած հիմնական մարտահրավերներից մեկը:

Ահա թե ինչու ուրախ ենք ձեզ ներկայացնել «STEP» զբաղվածության դպրոցը, որը խոցելի խմբերի աշխատանքային հմտությունների զարգացմանն ու աշխատաշուկայում վերջիններիս մրցունակության բարձրացմանը նպատակաուղղված հնգամսյա ծրագիր է: Դպրոցն իրականացվում է Արևելյան Գործընկերության Քաղաքացիական Հասարակության ֆորումի ֆինանսավորմամբ՝ «Խոցելի խմբերի ներգրավվածությունը Արևելյան գործընկերության երկրներում» (STEP) ծրագրի շրջանակներում:

«Խոցելի խմբերի ներգրավվածությունը Արևելյան գործընկերության երկրներում» ծրագիրն իրականացվում է «Հայ առաջադեմ երիտասարդություն» ՀԿ-ի կողմից, «National Youth Council of Moldova» և «Youth Alliance» (AISI) կազմակերպությունների հետ համագործակցությամբ։

Դպրոցին մասնակցության արդյունքում մասնակիցները կառնչվեն այնպիսի թեմաների հետ, ինչպիսիք են․
    1. Անձնային զարգացում․ էմոցիաների կառավարում, հաղորդակցության հմտություններ, ինքնաճանաչում, ինքնագնահատականի բարձրացում, որոշումների կայացում, ճկունություն, սթրեսի կառավարում և բանակցային հմտություններ։
    2. Մասնագիտական զարգացում․ Անձնական իմիջի ստեղծում, ինքնակենսագրականի (CV) և մոտիվացիոն նամակի կազմում, սոցիալական կայքեր և հարցազրույց անկացնելու հմտություններ։
    3. Ֆինանսական գրագիտություն․ սեփական միջոցների կառավարում, ինչպիսիք են ներդրումները, ապահովագրությունը, անշարժ գույքը, ուսման համար վճարները և հարկերի վճարումը։

Ծրագրին կարող եք դիմել, եթե՝
    • 18-ից 30 տարեկան եք,
    • ներկայումս փնտրում եք աշխատանք,
    • կարող եք 5 ամսվա ընթացքում շաբաթական 2 անգամ մասնակցել դասընթացներին,
    • հետաքրքրված եք անձնական և մասնագիտական հմտությունների զարգացմամբ: 

Դիմումների վերջնաժամկետ՝ 31.05.2019

Վայր՝ քաղաք Երևան
Ժամկետներ՝ հունիս — սեպտեմբեր 2019
Հաճախականություն՝ շաբաթական 2 հանդիպում
Հանդիպման տևողությունը՝ 2 ժամ

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Call for author: “Everyone Matters! Youth Inclusion and Youth Participation in the Eastern Partnership countries”

Application deadline:
April 30, 2019 (23:59 CET)

Description

Armenian Progressive Youth NGO is looking for an author for its Handbook: “Everyone Matters! Youth Inclusion and Youth Participation in the Eastern Partnership countries. This publication is a part of a 2 year project “Everyone Matters! Development of Inclusive and Participatory Youth Work Practices in Eastern Partnership countries”.

The handbook should include a comprehensive assessment of the situation of youth work in Eastern Partnership countries with a focus on marginalized youth, specifically in rural and deprived urban areas of the region. It should include methods, recourses, information and ABC of participation and inclusion in order to support youth workers in their daily work.

The Handbook should also collect and capitalize the experiences and testimonies of project participant organizations and participating youth workers. It should include the working methodologies, new tools and recommendations that were developed during the project “Everyone Matters! Development of Inclusive and Participatory Youth Work Practices in Eastern Partnership countries”.

The publication is intended to:

  • Inform and provide insight on issues and approaches in relation to youth participation and youth inclusion in Eastern Partnership countries
  • Create a methodological source and guidelines for incorporation of inclusive, needs-based and participatory approaches into the activities for the community development;
  • Serve as a recourse for youth trainers and youth workers as well as authorities working with marginalized youth;
  • Highlight the importance of inclusion and youth participation for the development of rural communities in Eastern Partnership countries.
  • Challenge readers in their assumptions and inspire action
  • Contribute to policy by stimulating discussion and recommendations
  • Promote youth participation and inclusion in Eastern Partnership countries

Target Audience: The primary audience will be youth practitioners and other professionals with responsibility for young people’s non-formal learning. A broader audience will include: youth workers, educators, policy influencers and decision-makers, researchers, youth and community workers.

The publication “Everyone Matters! Youth Inclusion and Youth Participation in the Eastern Partnership countries” should have a particular reference to young people in Eastern Partnership countries and include the following main chapters:

1) An overview of Youth Inclusion and Youth Participation support approaches across Europe
2) An overview of the actual situation and main challenges of youth in Eastern Partnership countries: some relevant statistics, identification of main items to be explored
3) The state of Youth Inclusion and Youth Participation in the Eastern Partnership countries: Some examples of good practices developed from Institutions, NGOs for providing answer to those challenges
4) Glossary of Youth Inclusion and Youth Participation
5) Non Formal Education Methods supporting youth inclusion and youth participation
6) Outreach of Marginalized Youth in Eastern Partnership countries: Tips and Tricks
7) Resistance to inclusion in EaP: discrimination, marginalization, homophobia and inequality
8) Recommendations to Local and National Governments, Private Sector and International Organizations
9) Useful Recourses & Links
10) Bibliography

Format of the Publication: The text should include schemes. The format of this publication will be 100 — 120 pages in A4 format. The author will meet online with APY coordination team in order to define the editorial plan and confirm the timeline.
Language: A Handbook on Youth Inclusion and Youth Participation in the Eastern Partnership countries should be developed in English. The English version will be later translated and published also in Russian language.

Requested trainer profile

Requested Author Profile

We are looking for one author with:

  • Excellent knowledge of topics of Youth Inclusion and Participation
  • Ability to write educational materials in English
  • Fluency in spoken English and excellent command of written English
  • Prior experience in writing for publications is an asset

Working conditions

The Author will be paid 1000 EUR net. An Editor will manage final preparation of the publication. In cooperation with the editor, tasks and duties of the selected author include the following:

  • Collection and analysis of tools, testimonies from stakeholders, participants,
  • Drafting sections and chapters of the publication from the material collected
  • Submission of the publication draft for discussion in accordance with an established timetable
  • Editing of the final draft (e.g. making cross references within the publication and to external sources, making the text flow, coherent style and structure throughout the publication)
  • Delivery of final text for layout

Armenian Progressive Youth NGO reserves the right to amend the final text submitted by the author. The author agrees with the publication being freely available online.

Submission guidelines
The selected author should produce and include Practical Case Studies and Analytical think-pieces in the publication.

  • Practical case studies examples between 500-1500 words
  • Analytical think-pieces between 1500-4000 words

Practice examples represent a short contribution describing NGO’s, community or school/youth projects, and engagement of diverse groups in policy processes, advocacy initiative or any other occasion when different tools and approaches were used to engage and empower young people. These can refer to successful initiatives or ones which had limited success but lessons were learned for future development.

Think-pieces are expected to be an in-depth analysis or reflection on a situation, theory or policy. They may be in the form of an academic article, analysis of data or an interview. These contributions can be based on original research or previously published materials, in which case the source should be acknowledged and copyrights researched.

Topics can be addressed through analysis of data, case-studies, impact assessment or critical reflection. The Author will be expected to describe challenges in aspects of youth inclusion and participation in Eastern Partnership countries as well as approaches that have shown a positive impact on young people’s empowerment, inclusion, initiative and participation. The Author can draw upon experience in all forms of youth and young people’s non-formal learning.

TIMEFRAME

The publication is planned for December 2019; therefore the work should start from 10th of May 2019.

·1st draft should be submitted by 1st of August, 2019.
·2nd draft should be submitted by 1st of October, 2019.
·The final draft should be submitted by 1st of November, 2019.
·The final publication should be ready to be published by 10th of December, 2019.

Team composition

The team will be composed of the Author, the Editor and the designers. The content of the Publication should be developed by the autor.

Application & selection procedure

Apply no later than: April 30, 2019 (23:59 CET)
How to apply:

In oreder to apply for this position, interested Authors should send a CV and a short sample of previous written material in English to [email protected] no later than 30th of April 2019. 

The selection will be based on the CV and previous experience of writing similar publications.

The selection will be carried out by Armenian Progressive Youth NGO on 1st of May 2019 and selected Author will be notified within a week after the selection, by 8th of May, 2019.

An online meeting between the author and the editor is foreseen in the beginning of May 2019.

You will be informed about the selection by: May 1, 2019

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For more information

David Amiryan, Executive Assistant
Phone: +37491596235
Email: [email protected]

Tools for promoting youth entrepreneurship

AISI Youth Alliance has successfully implemented the Training Course “Tools for promoting youth entrepreneurship”. The training reunited 30 youth workers coming from Armenia, Georgia, Italy, Moldova, Spain and Ukraine. The event took place between 18 of February and 3 of March in Telavi, Georgia.

The main objectives of the training were to develop participants competences for facilitating individual and group learning processes and skills needed to design training programs based on the principles of non-formal education and to create methodologies for workshops that provide youngsters with entrepreneurial competences.

The training was an intense and transformational experience for everyone involved: participants, trainers, organisers.

The training was facilitated by experienced trainers in youth work and experts in the field of entrepreneurship. The main themes approached during the sessions of the training are:  Designing educational programs for youth; Creative problem solving; Business simulation games; Developing non-formal educational methods in the field of youth entrepreneurship; Development of skills for successful interaction and teamwork; Development of skills for effective communication in learning environments; Development of skills to use non-formal learning and interactive teaching methods as tools for training.

During the first part of the training, participants have developed their skills as trainers in the field of non-formal education. The training started by building a common ground on what is non-formal education and the features under which this type of education takes place. Next, participants have discovered group dynamics principles and how the learning experience takes place. Participants had the chance to explore the different learning theories and learning styles.

Furthermore, participants have discovered a variety of non-formal educational methods that can be used when organising learning activities for youth. Each participant practiced their ability to deliver a speech trough a creative session where they had to prepare speeches on a given topic. It was a nice surprise to see the amazing public speaking skills that participants have and the emotions they were able to transmit to the audience. The participants discovered as well how to improve their creative thinking skills and different techniques meant to unleash ideas, as well as techniques used to generate new ideas for businesses.

In the next part, participants have developed their competences in the field of entrepreneurship. They have acquired new knowledge on what it means to be entrepreneur, basic knowledge of finances, business models and other specific knowledge in the area of business and entrepreneurship.

The third part of the training challenged participants to put in practice their new acquired competences and to create non-formal education methods that aim to provide entrepreneurial competences to youngsters. In the next months, participants will be trainers at local level in their countries and they will deliver workshops for young people based on the methods they created.

During the training, participants also met with the representatives of Telavi and Kvareli municipalities from Kakheti region of Georgia. During the official meeting, participants asked questions to the officials to find out what are the plans of the local authorities to support entrepreneurship at local level.  Participants shared the situation concerning youth entrepreneurship in their communities and shared the common challenge present in their communities: the brain drain. The current project aims to brings solutions to this problem on a long term by enhancing young people entrepreneurial potential and enabling them with the skills needed to develop a business that uses the local potential.

Apart from the educational part of the training related to the topic, the participants discovered Georgia and its culture. Participants learned how to cook “Khincali” and “Churchkhela” two of the most known Georgian traditional foods and sweets. They also attended a “Supra” – Georgian traditional dinner where they tasted amazing foods and felt the local spirit and hospitality. Participants created new friendships among them and enjoyed a good atmosphere.

Day by day participants have changed and improved themselves as trainers and as persons. At the end of the two weeks everyone there was a better person, with new ideas and inspiration to continue improving at personal and professional level. The power of non-formal education and on this type of trainings lays in the holistic transformational experience offered.

The training course “Tools for promoting youth entrepreneurship” is one of the main activities of the KA2 project “Young Entrepreneurs for Community growth” coordinated by AISI Youth Alliance and implemented in partnership with youth organisations from five other countries: Poruch from Ukraine, Cilento Youth Union from Italy, Creatorii from Moldova, ADEFIS Juventud International from Spain and Armenian Progressive Youth from Armenia.

Young Entrepreneurs for Community Growth represents a Capacity Building in the Field of Youth project, Eastern Partnership Youth Window projects co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Commission.

Զբաղվածության դպրոց | Ընդունվում են մասնակցության հայտեր

Զբաղվածության դպրոցի նպատակն է Երևանում և հարակից քաղաքային ու գյուղական համայնքներում բնակվող Սիրիահայերին և տեղաբնակ անձանց տրամադրել հմտությունների և կարողությունների զարգացման հնարավորություններ:
Դպրոցը խմբային դասընթացների, քննարկումների, գործնական վարժությունների, ինչպես նաև դասընթացավարի կողմից անհատական խորհրդատվության միջոցով խթանում է մասնակիցների անձնային և մասնագիտական զարգացումը՝ խրախուսելով նրանց ակտիվ ներգրավվածությունը աշխատաշուկայում:

Դպրոցն իրականացվելու է Երևանում: Մարզերից եկող մասնակիցների ճանապարհածախսը կփոխհատուցվի:

Ծրագրի նպատակներն են՝
    • Նպաստել ծրագրի մասնակիցների կարողությունների զարգացմանը ոչ-ֆորմալ կրթական դասընթացների միջոցով։
    • Ծանոթացնել մասնակիցներին Հայաստանի աշխատաշուկայի առանձնահատկություններին, գործատուների հիմնական պահանջներին` դրանով իսկ նպաստելով նրանց մրցունակության բարձրացմանն աշխատաշուկայում:

Ծրագրին կարող եք դիմել, եթե՝
    • 18 տարեկանից բարձր եք (տարիքային առավելագույն շեմ չկա),
    • ներկայումս փնտրում եք աշխատանք
    • կարող եք 5 ամսվա ընթացքում շաբաթական 3 անգամ մասնակցել դասընթացներին,
    • հետաքրքրված եք անձնական և մասնագիտական հմտությունների զարգացմամբ:

Դիմումների վերջնաժամկետ՝ 30.04.2019

Վայր՝ քաղաք Երևան
Ժամկետներ՝ մայիս — սեպտեմբեր 2019
Հաճախականություն՝ շաբաթական 3 հանդիպում
Հանդիպման տևողությունը՝ 3 ժամ

     

    Թեմաներ՝
      • թիմային աշխատանք,
      • ինքնակենսագրականի (CV) կազմում,
      • աշխատանքի հարցազրույց,
      • աշխատանքային օրենսգիրք,
      • ժամանակի կառավարում,
      • կազմակերպչական և կառավարչական հմտություններ:

    Դպրոցին մասնակցելով՝ դուք կզարգացնեք աշխատանք գտնելու ձեր հմտություններն ու հնարավորությունները:
    Դպրոցն ավարտելով՝ կստանաք մասնակցության վկայական:
    Դպրոցին կարող եք դիմել` լրացնելով հայտադիմումը հետևյալ հղմամբ՝ https://bit.ly/2uPJuIX։

    Ծրագրի նկարագիր

    «Փնտրի՛ր գործ, գտի՛ր գործ» զբաղվածության դպրոցը տեղահանված և տեղաբնակ խոցելի խմբերի աշխատանքային հմտությունների զարգացմանն ու աշխատաշուկայում վերջիններիս մրցունակության բարձրացմանը նպատակաուղղված հնգամսյա ծրագիր է: Ծրագիրն իրականացվում է Հայ առաջադեմ երիտասարդություն ՀԿ -ի կողմից, Action Against Hunger միջազգային մարդասիրական կազմակերպության հետ համագործակցությամբ, ԳՄՀԸ (GIZ) -ի աջակցությամբ իրականացվող «Տեղահանված և տեղաբնակ խոցելի խմբերի տնտեսական և սոցիալական ներգրավվածությունը Հարավային Կովկասում» (EPIC) ծրագրի շրջանակներում:

    Ֆինանսավորում

    «Տեղահանված և տեղաբնակ խոցելի խմբերի տնտեսական և սոցիալական ներգրավվածությունը Հարավային Կովկասում» (EPIC) ծրագիրն իրականացվում է Գերմանիայի միջազգային համագործակցության ընկերության (GIZ) կողմից՝ Գերմանիայի Դաշնային Հանրապետության տնտեսական համագործակցության և զարգացման նախարարության (BMZ) պատվիրակմամբ:

     

    ԴԻՄԵԼ

    Ձեռնարկատիրության դպրոց | Ընդունվում են մասնակցության հայտեր

    Ձեռնարկատիրության դպրոցի նպատակն է Երևանում և հարակից քաղաքային ու գյուղական համայնքներում բնակվող Սիրիահայերին և տեղաբնակ անձանց տրամադրել հմտությունների և կարողությունների զարգացման հնարավորություններ:
    Դպրոցը խմբային դասընթացների, քննարկումների, գործնական վարժությունների, ինչպես նաև դասընթացավարի կողմից անհատական խորհրդատվության միջոցով խթանում է մասնակիցների անձնային և մասնագիտական զարգացումը՝ խրախուսելով նրանց ակտիվ ներգրավվածությունը ձեռնարկատիրական ոլորտում:

    Դպրոցն իրականացվելու է Երևանում: Մարզերից եկող մասնակիցների ճանապարհածախսը կփոխհատուցվի:

    Ծրագրի նպատակներն են՝
    • Նպաստել ծրագրի մասնակիցների կարողությունների զարգացմանը ոչ-ֆորմալ կրթական դասընթացների միջոցով։
    • Ծանոթացնել մասնակիցներին Հայաստանի ձեռնարկատիրական ոլորտի և դրան վերաբերող օրենսդրության առանձնահատկություններին՝ դրանով իսկ նպաստելով նրանց ձեռնարկատիրական ներուժի զարգացմանը, նրանց կողմից ձեռնարկությունների ստեղծմանն ու աճին:

    Ծրագրին կարող եք դիմել, եթե՝
    • 18 տարեկանից բարձր եք (տարիքային առավելագույն շեմ չկա),
    • ներկայումս փնտրում եք աշխատանք
    • կարող եք 5 ամսվա ընթացքում շաբաթական 3 անգամ մասնակցել դասընթացներին,
    • հետաքրքրված եք անձնական և մասնագիտական հմտությունների զարգացմամբ:
    • ցանկանում եք աշխատել սեփական բիզնես գաղափարի զարգացման շուրջ:

    Դիմումների վերջնաժամկետ՝ 30.04.2019
      Վայր՝ քաղաք Երևան
      Ժամկետներ՝ մայիս — սեպտեմբեր 2019
      Հաճախականություն՝ շաբաթական 3 հանդիպում
      Հանդիպման տևողությունը՝ 3 ժամ

    Թեմաներ՝
    • թիմային աշխատանք,
    • ինքնակենսագրականի (CV) կազմում,
    • շուկայի վերլուծություն,
    • ժամանակի կառավարում,
    • նորարարական գաղափարների հղացում,
    • բիզնես պլանի մշակում,
    • մարքեթինգ ձեռնարկությունների համար,
    • ֆինանսական պլանի կազմում:

    Ծրագրին լիարժեք մասնակցություն ցուցաբերած և լավագույն բիզնես գաղափարներ ներկայացրած մասնակիցները կստանան մինչև 550.000 ՀՀ դրամի սահմաններում դրամաշնորհ սեփական բիզնես գաղափարն իրականացնելու համար:

    Դպրոցին մասնակցելով՝ դուք կզարգացնեք ձեր ձեռնարկատիրական հմտություններն ու հնարավորությունները:
    Դպրոցն ավարտելով՝ կստանաք մասնակցության վկայական:
    Դպրոցին կարող եք դիմել` լրացնելով հայտադիմումը հետևյալ հղմամբ՝ https://bit.ly/2TWn1Ut։

    Ծրագրի նկարագիր

    «Փնտրի՛ր գործ, ստեղծի՛ր գործ» ձեռնարկատիրական դպրոցը տեղահանված և տեղաբնակ խոցելի խմբերի աշխատանքային ձեռնարկատիրական ներուժի զարգացմանը նպատակաուղղված հնգամսյա ծրագիր է: Ծրագիրն իրականացվում է «Հայ առաջադեմ երիտասարդություն» ՀԿ -ի կողմից, «Action Against Hunger» միջազգային մարդասիրական կազմակերպության հետ համագործակցությամբ, ԳՄՀԸ (GIZ) -ի աջակցությամբ իրականացվող «Տեղահանված և տեղաբնակ խոցելի խմբերի տնտեսական և սոցիալական ներգրավվածությունը Հարավային Կովկասում» (EPIC) ծրագրի շրջանակներում:

    Ֆինանսավորում

    «Տեղահանված և տեղաբնակ խոցելի խմբերի տնտեսական և սոցիալական ներգրավվածությունը Հարավային Կովկասում» (EPIC) ծրագիրն իրականացվում է Գերմանիայի միջազգային համագործակցության ընկերության (GIZ) կողմից՝ Գերմանիայի Դաշնային Հանրապետության տնտեսական համագործակցության և զարգացման նախարարության (BMZ) պատվիրակմամբ:

     

    ԴԻՄԵԼ

    Capturing my EVS adventures

    On the very first day when I arrived in Yerevan, I was so confused that I could not even understand what was going on around me. Then, I got home and met my roommate (for the upcoming month) who helped me to adapt with the Armenian lifestyle and gave me some recommendations of “must dos” in Yerevan. Therefore, this is where my adventures in Armenia has started.

    On the next day, I went to the APY office and met the staff members with who I was going to work for the upcoming two months. I engaged myself in the PR and Communication Department of APY as I am specialized in Filmmaking and Videography.

    During the first week I along with my colleague at APY started the preparation phase of the movie screening that I wanted to do in Yerevan. I was willing to organize screenings of movies directed by Turkish or Armenian directors related to Armenian-Turkish relations. During the upcoming weeks, we had several movie screenings and I was so happy to see so many young people interested in Armenian-Turkish dialogue.

    Thereas, with the assistance of the APY volunteers and staff members I started to shoot the movies that I had in my mind for a long time. The first movie was meant to be an anti-smoking campaign that speaks about the damages of a cigarette. The movie is very short but there is a huge idea behind it. The second short movie speaks out about another sensitive problem: the gender-based abortions. In the movie I tried to express the inhumanity and cruelty behind the idea of whether your child should be born or not based on her/his sex.

    During my stay in Yerevan, I tried to learn some Armenian to make my communication with the locals a little bit easier. I think I was the happiest person at the time when I could spell and write my name and profession in Armenian correctly. I also learnt some expressions that I could have used in everyday life. My favourite expression in Armenian is “Ես հայերեն չեմ հասկանում”, as I was supposed to use it the most.

    I am so thankful to APY for giving me the opportunity of not only having my EVS experience in Yerevan but in the regions of Armenia as well. During my EVS experience, I visited Goris, Ijevan, Gyumri and Vanadzor where I had meet university students, share with them my volunteering experience and make connections.

    Now I for sure can stay that I had the life-changing experience of my life full of discoveries and personal and professional growth.

    «Two months — one story» My EVS Experience in Armenia

    Being an EVS volunteer in Armenia has thought me a lot considering my Turkish origin.
    I believe that I have been supported and inspired by many people in my host organization since they were always taking care of me in Armenia.
    During my first week, me and my colleagues from APY participated in the Volunteerism Armenia Conference 2018 in UWC Dilijan. The conference was dedicated to the International Volunteer Day (December 5th) and Armenia Earthquake Memorial Day (December 7th).
    The main purpose of the event was to present their accomplishments, and collaboration with other organizations in different cities of Armenia, as well as to inform the community about volunteerism, volunteering programs, to enable the volunteers to make their work more visible to the public. We also had the opportunity to present APY’s work and its volunteering programs. I had a chance to learn more about some other organizations’ activities in Armenia (Tree of Life, The Armenian Red Cross Society, etc.). Those two events showed me again the importance of volunteerism in Armenia and beyond.

    Since I arrived in Armenia during the first days of December, I had a chance to experience Christmas ceremonies happening in Yerevan. Our office is located close to the Northern Avenue, where they have an open-air New Year market for almost a month and during the evenings, you can attend concerts performed by children. I felt myself lucky as I have also participated in many Christmas and New Year parties and dinners organized by APY with its staff members and volunteers. During these informal meetings, I met lots of people who gave me some advices concerning my stay in Yerevan. Everyone warned me to buy everything before the January 1st because almost all the shops are closed until the 7th of January. It was far away the best advice as the city turned into a ghost from the January 1st 😀

    One of the most unforgettable memories from my EVS experience was the project called “Clean Environment | Resource Management”. The goal of the project was to create an outlook for children’s ecological consciousness. I spent my two days with APY’s other volunteers in Aparan to meet with children and to discuss with them ecological issues. I believe that I will never forget the moment when they planted a seed, put their names on the vase and took them to home. They were so happy and interested while planting the seeds and watering them for the first time.

    After the arrival of the other volunteer, Arzu, we started to take Armenian Language Lessons. After we have learnt some basic words, we were so much eager to use them in our daily conversations. And once when Arzu wanted to buy a new camera (but since she was going to stay in Armenia for two months, she didn’t want to buy it at that moment), it was really hard for us to explain the seller our situation. Then, we remembered what we have learnt and said: “երկու ամիս մնալու եմ” (I’ll stay here for two months). It might not be the best explanation but it worked. So we felt like we already could speak Armenian.

    I wish I’ll have the opportunity to come back Armenia and continue discovering it more thoroughly.

    Broadening New Horizons through the Partnership with YEU

    Empowering, engaging and inspiring youth to become responsible citizens, change-makers in societies and actors possessing leadership skills has been the driving force of diverse multidimensional initiatives that Armenian Progressive Youth (APY) has been implementing since its foundation. APY strongly believes that this vision is aimed at sharing even beyond its local dimensions in order to reach out to more young people in the world. Making its strategic partnerships with international youth organizations who share the same vision and values is a way to broaden new horizons for the Armenian as well as for foreign young people.

    On its way to reaching out to more young people as well as increasing the access to the opportunities for them, Armenian Progressive Youth has started its joint collaboration with an organization called Youth for Exchange and Understanding (YEU). Founded in Strasbourg in 1986 by a group of 120 young people and a member association of the European Coordination Bureau (E.C.B), today YEU is promoting peace, understanding and co-operation for young people from 30 countries across Europe and Africa in a spirit of respect of human rights.

    As a member organization since 2012, Armenian Progressive Youth in collaboration with the European Youth Foundation has recently supported one of the training courses organized by YEU in Yerevan on the topic of cyberbullying. The project brought together many young people, youth workers and activists across Europe. The successful completion of this training course has been preceded by the General Assembly (GA), the legislative body of YEU, gathering its 17 partner organizations.

    During the General Assembly 2018 of YEU organized in Lisbon, Armenian Progressive Youth participated in the decision-making process and in the strategic planning of its network and further activities. As a full member organization, APY has voted for necessary amendments of YEU working plan proposals, budget planning and other related documents on membership and policy. Moreover, APY has built up its partnership with YEU in the area of advocacy as a way to create and to exchange public support and recommendations for special causes and policies within the YEU network.

    The General Assembly 2018, being responsible for the election of the governing board of YEU, has been remarkable for Armenian Progressive Youth. Grigor Yeritsyan, the president of APY, has been elected as a board member in the new Governing Board 2019-2020 and, today, he is currently working with his new colleagues Selin Gürlemez from Turkey, Maryna Tuzhanska from Ukraine, Nami Isaki from Macedonia and João Dias from Portugal as a board member, vice-presidents and president respectively.

    Run by young people for young people by means of democratic structure and on a voluntary basis, YEU is currently implementing the recently adopted strategy in collaboration with its all partner organizations. Regular on-site staff meetings, that Grigor Yeristyan is attending already as a board member, as well as the ongoing collaboration in the network are promising more outreach and impact amongst the youth in Armenia and beyond its borders.