Armavir region’s Youth Capacity Building on Entrepreneurship in the City of Metsamor

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10 April 2022

“Free Citizen” Civic Initiatives Support Center is continuing the implementation of the project V4 for Youth Entrepreneurship in the Regions of Armenia. On April 10, 2022, “Free Citizen” CISC organised the third workshop for the Armavir region’s youth in the framework of the Project. This is the third from the 18 workshops, which are planned to organise in Armenia in the framework of the Project “V4 for Youth Entrepreneurship in the Regions of Armenia”. The aim of the project is to develop the capacity of young people in the regions of Armenia to start and develop new businesses, as well as to raise their awareness of European institutions, institutions and their programs in Armenia, including the European Union, Council of Europe, Eastern Partnership, Visegrad-4 format.

The project reacts to the problem of the internal brain drain in Armenia regarding the youth that is leaving regions (marzes) for the capital – Yerevan. The Project has the ambition to contribute to the improvement of living conditions, more opportunities for young people in marzes through developing their basic business skills, including in the accounting, raising their awareness on the taxation and business regulations in Armenia, environment—recycling, waste management, waste clean-ups, European programs on business development, and motivating them for establishing their own start-ups.

23 young civic activists from all over Armavir region have participated in the workshop. During the workshop, it was also discussed the issues, which have been identified by the participants as more relevant for the Youth of their city.

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The partners of the Project are

Strategic Analysis (Slovakia), Green Elephant Foundation (Poland), StartUpStart (Czechia) are the partners of the Project.

The project is co-financed by the Governments of Czechia, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia through Visegrad Grants from International Visegrad Fund. The mission of the fund is to advance ideas for sustainable regional cooperation in Central Europe.