Civic Dialogue and Action for Change 2019-2020

Beneficiaries Description: Direct beneficiaries: about 1,250 university students/ youth of 7 universities and students in Georgia and Lebanon nearly 400 young adults of surrounding communities, considering the gender balance. Indirect beneficiaries: other students of the seven universities student councils’ members, administration and staff of the universities, families of the students, community members and in general the public of Armenia/ Armenian population in Georgia and Lebanon.

Project Areas: Gyumri (Shirak), Gavar (Gegharkunik), Vanadzor (Lori), Ijevan (Tavush), Goris and Kapan (Syunik), Yerevan, Tbilisi (Georgia), Damascus (Lebanon)

Project Goal: To further enhance civil participation in Armenia/ Georgia/Lebanon through supporting and encouraging Armenian youth in Georgia/Lebanon and the university students in the regions of Armenia to play more active, capable and informed role in immediate and long term economic, social and political development and to assist the government of Armenia via monitoring and reporting on the processes of the implementation of state and public agencies’ policies directed to the solutions of current issues.

Project Objectives:

  1. To further enhance students’/youth civic activeness in 7 universities/ neighboring communities in Armenia and in Georgia/Lebanon.
  2. To further develop students’ knowledge and skills (particularly monitoring and reporting) in CS sector and enhance their civic participation.
  3. To promote university students/ youth to investigate civic issues in the local rural communities, to find approaches towards the solutions to the identified problems and take appropriate actions.
  4. To further enhance a network of communication and collaboration on social and civil issues between the Armenian youth in Georgia, Lebanon and youth in Armenia.  
Project Type:Self-Developed / Direct Implementation
Start Date:October 15, 2019
End Date:June/July 15, 2020
Coordinator / Responsible Person:Ruben Krikyan
Partner Organization:Seven Universities targeted by the project, Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Holy Church in Georgia/ Haigazian University Lebanon
Project Cost by Implementer:USD: 39,890 AMD: 14,981,650
Beneficiaries Number:1.750