Workshop in Ashtarak, Aragatsotn region

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V4 YOUTH ENGAGEMENT IN SELF-GOVERNANCE
in the Ashtarak sub-region of the Aragatsotn region

17 August 2019

“Free Citizen” Civic Initiatives Support Center, with support of the International Visegrad Fund is launched the implementation of the project V4 for Youth engagement in self-governance.

On 17 August 2019 “Free Citizen” CISC organised a workshop for the local youth in the framework of the Project in the city of Ashtarak, Aragatsotn region of Armenia. This is first from the 17 workshops, which are planned to organise in the framework of the Project “V4 for Youth engagement in local self-governance”. 12 young civic activists from the Ashtarak sub-region of the Aragatsotn marz (region) from 18 to 30 years old, who are interested in their communities’ issues participated in the workshop.

The workshop was aimed to strengthen young civic activists’ capacities on engagement with local self-governance, as well as raise awareness among participants about the European Union, Council of Europe, Eastern Partnership, Visegrad 4 format.

During the event it was also discussed the following issues, which have been identified by the participants as more relevant for the Youth of their communities:

  • Absence of Youth centers, absence or poor state of the houses of culture and libraries;
  • Unemployment;
  • The problem of effective professional career orientation for university and college applicants- based on market needs.

Agenda of the workshop is here.

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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).