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Who is behind this?

Grigor Janikyan

"Youth for Change" Civil Society Development NGO


Who is joining forces?

World Vision Armenia


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Idea pitch

The project duration is 3 months. And we plan to implement it 3 times within the following year. Each project consist of 3 parts:
• Democracy Experts giving Speeches
• Trainings to get familiar with main concepts
• Detailed Trainings on Democracy Building

Team Work
• Designing an imaginary country and democracy building there
• Evaluating citizen participation issues
• Presenting the team work to experts for evaluation
• Awarding 3 best team works

Where will your idea take place?

Dilijan, Tavush Region, Armenia

Why does Europe need your idea?

Being aware of what are the opportunities they have these people will be able to bring the changes we all seek. 3 groups, that’ll be awarded as the best “democracy Builders” will be supported to organize initiatives sharing their experience and raising awareness among others.

What is your impact?

What we aim at is a generation full of eagerness and willingness not to complain but to act. The most successful outcome of the project will be mindset shift leading to behavioral changes. We aim at seeing youth realize the importance of democracy and feel the role of each citizen in building it.

How do you get there?

We strongly believe that to make an impact we need to include people in the process and make it practical instead of theoretical. This is the only method that has had a great impact so far.

What is your story?

As democracy and participation in that process make a desired society and satisfied citizens, we aim at having a generation with a full realization of their importance and role in building democracy. Thus we are very much concerned about making a practical change here.

Who are you doing it for?

Our main target is youth (15-25-year-old individuals). We truly believe that country's future depends on youth we want to raise awareness and show a good example to those who are to build the country and make it a part of Europe. The participants will be from Armenia, Georgia and Turkey.

What do you need from the Advocate Europe community?

We would appreciate your feedback on our idea. We would like to know if our idea is still unique or there are other groups sharing the same idea too. Thank you in advance!



Idea created on Dec. 22, 2017
Last edit on Jan. 19, 2018

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