Karen Ayvazyan


A trainer and youth worker working with young people with fewer opportunities. Focusing on rural youth empowerment, rural development, youth participation, youth employability, social inclusion, human rights, project design and management, leadership, effective communication, intercultural communication, self-assessment, self-development.
Involved in youth work since 2005 at local, national and internation level.

Karen Ayvazyan has 3 references for past work as a trainer.

Karen  Ayvazyan

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Current occupation

Educator, Consultant and Expert in the field of Youth.

Work experience

I am involved in the youth work since 2005 working on community and youth development in rural areas of Armenia. I am working in the youth field at local, national and international level mainly focusing on young people with fewer opportunities and rural youth empowerment.
I have worked at/with several international organizations such as Academy of Educational Development (AED), Counterpart International, US. Peace Corps, Birthright Armenia etc.
I closely work with the Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs as a trainer, a coach and an expert.
I am conducting trainings on rural youth empowerment, youth participation, social inclusion, youth employability, rural development, project design and management, effective communication, making contacts, intercultural communication, leadership, experientional learning, self-assessment, self-development.

Educational pathway

I have studied at Yerevan State University in the faculty of International Relations. I am majored in political science.
Besides, I have taken part in several training course in Armenia and Europe. I have taken part in 2 local and 1 international long-term Training of Trainers.
I have participated in the trainings and seminars of the Youth Department of Council of Europe, and in many training courses in the framework of the Erasmus+ programme. Those training courses have greatly influenced on my personal and professional development and contributed to the productivity of my work as a trainer.

Fields of training expertise

  • (beginner) Animation
  • (beginner) Bullying & Harassment
  • (intermediate) Campaigning & Awareness Raising
  • (intermediate) Change Management
  • (intermediate) Citizenship Education
  • (advanced) Coaching & Mentoring
  • (advanced) Communication Skills
  • (intermediate) Conflict Management & Mediation
  • (beginner) Creativity & Art
  • (intermediate) Crisis Management
  • (beginner) Diversity & Anti-Racism
  • (beginner) Drama & Theatre
  • (beginner) Education through Sports
  • (intermediate) Environment & Ecology
  • (intermediate) Entrepreneurship (Social)
  • (intermediate) Equal Opportunities
  • (advanced) Evaluation & Assessment
  • (intermediate) Event Management
  • (intermediate) Financial Management
  • (advanced) Fundraising
  • (intermediate) Gender Awareness & Mainstreaming
  • (intermediate) Global Education
  • (advanced) Group Dynamics & Motivation
  • (beginner) Health & Prevention
  • (expert) Human Rights
  • (advanced) Intercultural Learning
  • (intermediate) International Youth Work
  • (intermediate) Labour Rights & Employment
  • (advanced) Leadership Development
  • (intermediate) Lobbying & Advocacy
  • (intermediate) New Information Technologies
  • (advanced) Open Space Technology
  • (intermediate) Organizational Management
  • (advanced) Outdoor & Experiential Training
  • (intermediate) Peace Education
  • (intermediate) People Management & Cooperation
  • (advanced) Personal Development & Empowerment
  • (advanced) Project Management
  • (intermediate) Public Relations & Marketing
  • (intermediate) Public Speaking
  • (advanced) Recognition of NFLearning
  • (beginner) Social Inclusion & Exclusion
  • (intermediate) Social Media
  • (beginner) Storytelling & Humour
  • (intermediate) Time Management
  • (advanced) Training of Trainers
  • (beginner) Valorisation of Projects (DEOR)
  • (advanced) Volunteer Programmes
  • (advanced) Youth Exchanges
  • (intermediate) Youth Information Work
  • (advanced) Youth Participation & Initiatives
  • (intermediate) Youth Policy
  • (beginner) Youth Violence & Criminality
  • (advanced) Youth Worker Training

Knowledge about institutions and programmes

  • (advanced) Erasmus+ (KA1) Youth Exchanges
  • (advanced) Erasmus+ (KA1) Training & Networking
  • (intermediate) Erasmus+ (KA2) Transnational Youth Initiatives
  • (intermediate) Erasmus+ (KA2) Strategic Partnerships
  • (intermediate) Erasmus+ (KA2) Capacity Building (other countries in the World)
  • (beginner) Erasmus+ (KA3) Youth Policy Meetings
  • (advanced) European Solidarity Corps Volunteering
  • (intermediate) Erasmus+ (lifelong learning, non-youth)
  • (advanced) European Youth Centres (CoE)
  • (advanced) European Youth Foundation (CoE)
  • (beginner) Solidarity Fund for Youth Mobility (CoE)
  • (intermediate) European Institutions
  • (advanced) Youth Partnership CoE-COM
  • (beginner) International Youth Structures
  • (beginner) Private Foundations
  • (advanced) United Nations

Working with specific target groups

  • (advanced) Children
  • (beginner) Families
  • (advanced) Intercultural Teams
  • (advanced) Marginalized & Excluded Youth
  • (beginner) Minorities
  • (intermediate) Religious Youth Groups
  • (advanced) Young People in/from Conflict Areas

Experience with specific geographical regions

  • (advanced) Eastern Europe and Caucasus
  • (advanced) European Cooperation
  • (beginner) South East Europe

Language Skills

  • (fluent) Armenian
  • (fluent) English
  • (good) Russian
  • (beginner) Spanish

Trainer references


    Awaiting validation (requested 2021-11-14)
    The training activity took place
    in Gyulagarak, Armenia
    organised by Youth and Community Action Club NGO
    November 7-17th, 2017
  • ''In Land We Trust'' TC on youth employability in rural areas

    Validated (2021-12-10)
    The training activity took place
    in Stepanavan, Armenia
    organised by Youth and Community Action Club NGO
    December 1-9th, 2017
    Reference person

    Hermine Papikyan

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  • Make the Mov(i)e

    Awaiting validation (requested 2020-01-31)
    The training activity took place
    in Naples, Italy
    organised by MO.DA.VI-Federazione provinciale di Napoli
    January 14-21st, 2018

This profile was last modified on 2019-11-24

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