Civic Dialogue and Action 2009 - 2010

Beneficiaries Description: Direct beneficiaries are nearly 2,000 university students of 7 universities and 1,000 young adults of surrounding communities, keeping gender balance. Indirect beneficiaries are the seven university students, student councils’ members, administrations of the universities and in general the public of Armenia.

Project areas: Gyumri (Shirak), Gavar (Gegharkunik), Vanadzor (Lori), Ijevan (Tavush), Goris and Kapan (Syunik), Yerevan

Project Goal: To vivify and enhance civil participation in Armenia through supporting and encouraging university students in the regions to play more active, capable and informed role in immediate and long term economic, social and political development of the country.

Project objectives:

  1. To enhance students’ civic activeness in 7 universities and neighboring communities.
  2. To develop students’ knowledge and skills in CS sector and enhance their civic participation.
  3. To empower the students of all seven universities to more actively and effectively participate in social life of their community and country at whole.
  4. To promote university students to investigate civic issues in the local rural communities, to find approaches towards the solutions to the identified issues and problems and to take appropriate actions.
  5. To further enhance a network of communication and collaboration on social and civil issues between the seven universities’ students.
Project Type:Self-Developed / Direct Implementation
Start Date:Sepember 1, 2009
End Date:August 31, 2010
Coordinator / Responsible Person:Ruben Krikyan
Partner Organization:

Seven Universities targeted by the project

Project Cost by Implementer:USD: 25,000
Donor Organization:Ministry of Foreign Affairs of  Norway
Project Cost by Donor Organization:USD: 100,000
Beneficiaries Number:3,000