Webinar for Gegharkunik region’s Youth



Capacity Building of Young Activists of Gegharkunik region on engagement in self-governance

May 23-24, 2020

“Free Citizen” Civic Initiatives Support Center is continuing implementation of the project “Visegrad 4 for Youth Engagement in the Local Self-Governance” Young Civic Activists Capacity Building in Social Campaigning.

On May 23-24, 2020, “Free Citizen” CISC organised a webinar for the local youth in the framework of the Project in the Gegharkunik marz (region) of Armenia. This is the last of the 17 workshops, which are planned to organise in Armenia in the framework of the Project “V4 for Youth Engagement in the Local Self-Governance”. The workshops are dedicated to strengthening young civic activists on engagement with local self-governance, as well as raising awareness among participants on the European Union, Council of Europe, Eastern Partnership, Visegrad 4 format.

26 young civic activists from Gegharkunik marz have participated in the webinar. During the webinar, it was also discussed the issues, which have been identified by the participants as more relevant for the Youth of their region.

  • Community enlargement issues
  • Youth capacity to engage with LSG bodies;
  • Community infrastructures issues.

A representative of the regional LSG, Vice-Mayor of the Parakar village Gor Saribekyan met with youngsters and told them about the activities of the Parakar Local Self-Government. He also answered the questions.

Agenda of the Workshop is here.


The partners of the Project are GLOBSEC (Slovakia), SALTO Youth Eastern Europe and Caucasus Resource (Poland), AGORA CE (Czech Republic), Budapest Institute for Policy Analysis (Hungary), Union of Communities of Armenia (Armenia).