Webinar for the Youth of Aragatsotn region



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

“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 16-17, 2020, “Free Citizen” CISC organised a webinar for the local youth in the framework of the Project in the Aragatsotn marz (region) of Armenia. This is the sixteenth 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.

18 young civic activists from  Aragatsotn 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.

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

A representative of the regional LSG, Vice-Mayor of the Ashtarak city Vardan Hovhannisyan met with youngsters and told them about the activities of the Ashtarak 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).