Youth for Human Rights in Armenia


Who is behind this?

Armine Podosyan

Armenian UN Association


Idea Sketch | Proposal


Idea pitch

Empowering youth to advocate for human rights to be accountable and to promote human rights-based development in their communities by building their capacity to design and implement local projects in the regions of Armenia in cooperation with local and regional governments and CSOs.

Where will your idea take place?

All regions of Armenia

Why does Europe need your idea?

Currently, a new European Neighborhood policy is being formed to help Armenia. Armenia both learns from Europe and has a development experience to share that was gathered in difficult socio-economic conditions. In teaching the theory of change, project cycle management, including the results-based management etc., we use European approaches to disseminate European values. We teach needs analysis, demand-driven rights-based approach and values of teamwork and accountability. With this project we try to develop standards that could be applied for the local development processes not only in Armenia, but also in other countries. Maintaining open documentation , we are ready to share our experience and support organizations willing to replicate this cost-effective approach.

What is your impact?

The project aims at empowering youth to advocate for human rights and promote human rights-based development in their communities. It involves building their capacity to run local projects in remote regions in cooperation with local and regional governments and CSOs. Results: *200 young people trained in rights-based development *Twenty young leaders - multipliers promoting the rights-based development in their communities *10 projects and 10 public discussions on Europeans values *Printed and disseminated: brochures on project cycle management, holding public discussions, running a civic action group, and cooperation. The final report booklets for each project mentioning that it was supported by Action Europe will be sent to local media, mayors and governors.

How do you get there?

Project will be implemented from May to December 2015. Project components: 1) Training on human-rights based approach to development and an interactive debating seminar for up to 200 young people in each region of Armenia; 2) Training on baseline research and fieldwork - needs assessment; 3) Skills development: a 5-day capacity building workshop for gender-balanced group of twenty young people resulting in ten proposals developed (one for each region). It will include interactive sessions on life architecture (theory of change, logframe matrix), project cycle management, understanding accountability, monitoring, evaluation, and reporting; 4) Implementation of the 10 projects and 10 public discussions; 5) Final conference to present the results and discuss the sustainability/follow-up.

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€ 49500,-

Funding requested from Advocate Europe

€ 55000,-

Total budget

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What do you need from the Advocate Europe community?

We would kindly appreciate any advice, comments, lessons or partnership proposals from the visitors of this website experienced in running similar projects.



Idea created on April 9, 2015
Last edit on Oct. 30, 2017

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