Workshop in Gyumri



V4 for Capacity Building of Young Activists of Shirak region on engagement in self-governance

26 October 2019

“Free Citizen” Civic Initiatives Support Center are continuing implementation of the project “V4 for Youth engagement in self-governance”.

On 26 October 2019 “Free Citizen” CISC conducted the workshop for the local youth in the framework of the Project in the city of Gyumri, Shirak region of Armenia, in the Gyumri “Asparez” Press Club. This is the fourth from the 17 workshops, which are planned to organise in Armenia in the framework of the Project “V4 for Youth engagement in self-governance”. The workshops are dedicated to strengthening young civic activists on engagement with local self-governance is as well as raising awareness among participants on the European Union, Council of Europe, Eastern Partnership, Visegrad 4 format.

19 young civic activists from all over Shirak region 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 local Youth:

  • Roads
  • Transport
  • Street lightening
  • Stray dogs
  • Absence of the cultural centers, lack of entertainment

Representative of the regional LSG – City Council member, Gyumri “Asparez” Press Club President Levon Barseghyan met with youngsters, shared with his experience in Local Self-Government and answered the questions.

The 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).