European Romanian Youth Development Association – Romania
Toplum Gönüllüleri Vakfı - Turkey
ARTILT-D - Latvia
Alternative V - Ukraine
Georgian Youth for Europe – Georgia
Asap Europe as soon as possible – Italy
Civil Forum - Belarus
Pewobe g GmbH in Frankfurt (Oder) Germany
About the organizer
Federation of Youth Clubs of Armenia was founded on the 10th of November, 1999 by uniting several youth clubs. More than 90 regional and professional – oriented youth clubs, centers and organizations from all over Armenia are united in FYCA. Also, FYCA has the biggest youth e-network in Armenia. FYCA’s main aims are: to empower open youth work, encourage active involvements of young people in their community and civil society, to develop youth information, counseling and research, intercultural learning, sustainable human development, active democratic participation.
The supreme leading organ of FYCA is the General Assembly covered once two year and elected delegates from FYCA clubs take part. The current leading organ is the Presidium and executive organ is the Secretariat. FYCA is one of active youth organizations involved in developing voluntarism in Armenia on local and national level, since 2004 has participated/ implemented more than 10 international youth projects each year.
The Study visit
Young people in rural and geographically isolated areas often simply don’t get all the information that is available in the busy city-centers. Distances and lack of public transport and infrastructure make it more difficult to set up international projects. This study visit will allow participants to visit youth organizations and governmental structures working with rural youth in Armenia, to explore their good practices and approaches and reflect on those in relation to the participants’ home realities designed for youth workers involved in rural youth work and young people from rural areas.
The participants will also be able to explore opportunities and challenges facing these young people in their local, national and international contexts. Participants will have an opportunity to reflect on their own realities, network with potential project partners and focus on the importance of organizations.
Objectives of the Training Course
ü to enable participants to explore Armenian youth organizations working with rural youth through study visits in the field and by participating in/visiting actual activities/projects
ü to explore the youth policy in Armenia concerning the rural youth
ü to get inspired to carry out future youth projects on inclusion in their organizations
ü to share good practice examples of working with rural youth and on rural youth projects
ü to provide participants with network opportunities to start building possible future partnerships among their organizations
Working Methods and Language
The training will be based on non-formal education methods, encouraging active participation of young people involved.
· Ice-breakers, energizers, group-building games
· Role plays
· Intercultural and experiential learning
· Brainstorming and discussions both in working groups and in plenary