PROJECTS // 

Youth Participation in Local Democracy: Shifting Engagement from Theory to Practice

2012 - 2013

The project implemented in 2012 – 2013 with the support of Black Sea Trust for Regional Cooperation fund was one of the many initiatives of the Young Leaders Forum, established in 2010. The overall goal of the project was to establish a dialogue between young leaders and high level decision makers from different countries, and engage youth in public control over democratic reforms in their countries by facilitating an open discussion and allowing young leaders to freely express their opinions on the issue of democracy building. The objectives were to (i) increase participation and representation of young leaders with different backgrounds – civil society, diplomacy, politics, social activism, and so on - at all levels of the Community of Democracies (Governmental, Civic, and Parliamentary), (ii) ensure transparency of CoD processes among youth and encourage youth feedback in official CoD proceedings and activities (iii) strengthen and institutionalize the Youth Dimension of the Community of Democracies, especially the Young Leaders Forum. These objectives were met through providing an international forum of networking and exchange of ideas. Within the framework of the project a ….-day international conference was organized in Yerevan with the participation of both decision makers and young leaders. It was followed up with a publication of Conference Proceedings, a collection of keynote speeches and presentations. The participants of the project supported the idea of creating a practical platform for young leaders and decision makers to discuss and debate on various issues related to youth engagement in the process of democracy building. 

NEWS

17.10.2019

Informative Local Meeting in Lori Region

The International Center for Human Development (ICHD) with the financial support of the Federal Foreign Office (Germany) and in partnership with The State Migration Service of Ministry of Territorial Administration and infrastructure of the Republic of Armenia and “Armenian Caritas” Benevolent NGO, on 15 October 2019 has implemented of local meetings in Lori region in the framework of Preventing Irregular Migration from Armenia to the Federal Republic of Germany by Raising Awareness of Potential Migrants” project. State and local self-governance bodies, service providers, media and civil society representatives participated in the event.

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24.09.2019

Informative Local Meeting in Shirak Region

The International Center for Human Development (ICHD) with the financial support of the Federal Foreign Office (Germany) and in partnership with The State Migration Service of Ministry of Territorial Administration and infrastructure of the Republic of Armenia and “Armenian Caritas” Benevolent NGO, on 17 September 2019 started implementation of local meetings in Shirak region in the framework of Preventing Irregular Migration from Armenia to the Federal Republic of Germany by Raising Awareness of Potential Migrants” project. State and local self-governance bodies, service providers, media and civil society representatives participated in the event.

The aim of the meetings is informing the participants about the risks, consequences of irregular migration, forms of protection given to migrants in Germany, as well as statistics on emigration and return policy from Germany to Armenia. The process of return and readmission of RA citizens, the reintegration programs of returnees implemented in the RA are also presented to the participants during the workshop.

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