Nelli Gishyan


Some years back I used to participate in youth meetings and events, because I just liked it! later since 2009 I conduct trainings and youth events, I just live and breath it! ‘Educating the mind without education the heart is no education at all’ [Aristotle] This is what Non Formal Education can give, in addition to all degrees that one obtains.
Non formal Education is the key to be a competent young person, youth worker, decision maker and a leader living in the 21st century!

Nelli Gishyan has 5 references for past work as a trainer.

Nelli Gishyan

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Current occupation

I am a free lance trainer and youth worker on offline and online human rights education.

Work experience

Facilitator at Study Session: "Making counter and alternative narratives against hate speech accessible", 24-30 September 2018, EYC Strasbourg, France.
Trainer at Training Course "Women also have Human Rights" 20-24 June 2018, Yerevan, Armenia.
Trainer at Training Course "Intercultural and Inter-religious Dialogue in Globalized World" 15-23 May 2018, Leicester, United Kingdom.
Trainer at Training Course “Taking actions through counter and alternative narratives – HATE SPEECH IS NOT AN OPTION!”, 01-09 February 2018, Daruvar, Croatia.
Trainer at Training Course "Peace Through Democracy", 16-24 December 2017, Istanbul, Turkey.
Coordinator of Russian-Armenian IV intergovernmental youth forum, 14-16th November 2017, Aghveran, Armenia.
Co-organizer of Scout Camp for the youth of Syuniq 5-15/08/2017 Syuniq Region, Armenia.
National Campaign representative at "The 5th coordination meeting of the no hate speech movement campaign activists and national coordinators" 28-30 June 2017, Bucharest, Romania.
Organizer/Trainer of " Building the bridges among neighbouring high schools" Training Course 05-08 May 2017, Armenia-Georgia.
Facilitator at V4 "Young People for Human Rights" Seminar 22-23 February 2017, Warsaw, Poland organized by Salto EECA/National Agency of E+ Poland.
External expert at Gambia Development School 06-13 January 2017, Manduar, Gambia.
Trainer at International Training-Course “Bookmarks: on combating hate speech on-line through human rights education” 12/11-18/11/2016, Moscow, Russian Federation.
Follow-up Group Meeting of No Hate Speech Movement Campaign 20/10-21/10/2016 Strasbourg, France.
Trainer at Training Course "Freedom of Expression: Speek Free, but Speak No Hate" 08/10-16/10/2016 Daruvar, Croatia.
Training-Seminar 19/09-22/09/2016 and 4th NCC Meeting of No Hate Speech Movement Campaign 23/09/-25/09/2016, Tirana, Albania.
Representative of the No Hate Speech Movement Campaign at Agora, Council of Europe, high level conference on "Internet Freedom, a Constant Factor of Democratic Security in Europe" 09/09/2016, Strasbourg, France.
Organizer of the Training Course "Power of Intercultural and Interreligious Dialogue" 16/07-24/07/2016, Yerevan, Armenia.
Trainer at Training Course "Captivating Europe" 16/04-24/04/2016 Berlin, Germany
Follow-up Group Meeting of No Hate Speech Movement Campaign 12/04-13/04/2016 Strasbourg, France
Team leader of Armenian delegation for "Watch Out" Seminar 29/03/2016-03/04/2016 Budapest, Hungary
Trainer-coordinator at the Conference "Promoting business skills and entrepreneurship for youth from Qajaran and Stepanavan", 29/11-02/12/2015 Yerevan, Armenia
Representative of National Campaign Committee of Armenia at Third coordination meeting of activists and national coordinators of the No Hate Speech Movement Campaign, 09-11/11/2015, Strasbourg, France.
Trainer at Training Course"YES for Europe" 28/10/2015-06/11/2015, Berlin, Germany.
IPG member at "#YOUACT: YOUth ACTivism shaping our Interculture Europe! 12-21/10/2015, Budapest, Hungary.
Trainer at Training Course "Rule of law in favor of minority rights in Armenia" 22-25/09/2015, Gyumri, Armenia.
Prep team member "Global Hands development school" 02-12/06/2015, The Gambia, Africa.
Reporter at Evaluation Conference of No Hate Speech Movement Campaign 27-31/05/2015, Strasbourg, France.
Trainer at Training Course "ECYON for human rights online" 17-25/01/2015, Istanbul, Turkey.
Trainer-coordinator at the Conference "Promoting business skills and entrepreneurship for youth in Charentsavan" Aghveran, Armenia
Speaker-panelist at the Conference "What Divides Europe? Bridging Traditional Values and Fundamental Rights", 13-18/10/2014, Borjomi, Georgia.
Trainer at Training Course "Light It Up", 09-17/06/2014, Strai Grad, Croatia.
Coordinator at Training Course "Be a Creative Entrepreneur" 25/05-02/06/2014, Yerevan, Armenia.
Moderator of the HSW and online activist of the meeting of National Campaign Committees of No Hate Speech Movement Campaign, 11-14, Namur, Belgium.
Coordinator and Trainer at Training Course "Human Rights VS Hate Rhetoric", 04-08/04/2014, Yerevan, Armenia.
Trainer at Training Course "Youth With Media Wings" 20-24/03/2014, Yerevan, Armenia.
Trainer at Training Course "Human Rights Trough my Eyes" 03-11/03/2014, Yerevan, Armenia.
Reporter at the meetings of moderators, Seminar for Bloggers & Campaign Conference of No Hate Speech Movement Campaign, 11-18/11/2013, Strasbourg, France.
Trainer at Training Course "Let`s do it better" 02-11/09/2013, Hvar, Croatia.
Trainer at Summer Camp "Let`s Try for Peace!" 24-30/08/2013, Kobuleti, Georgia
Representative of Armenia in the Eastern Partnership Regional Youth Unit (2nd meeting) 19-23/08/2013, Tbilisi, Georgia
Trainer at "P3 - Best Practice gained in Practice, for use in Practice" Seminar, 11-18/08/2013, Malters, Switzerland
Co-organizer of Youth Exchange" Live Like You Meant It" 08-11/08/2013, Tallinn, Estonia.
Representative of Armenia at the opening ceremony of Eastern Partnership Regional Youth Unit Conference, 21-22/06/2013, Kiev, Ukraine
Trainer at Training Course "Europe-Caucasus Youth Link" 05-11/05/2013, Palermo, Italy
Tainer at Training Course "Backwards and achievements in EVS" 20-27, Munster, Germany
Moderator and online activist at No Hate Speech Movement Campaign of Council of Europe, 04-17/04/2013 Budapest, Hungary
Trainer at Training Course " From leadership to Success" 27-29/03/2013 Syuniq, Armenia
Co-organizer and Trainer at Training Course "Dreamdoland" 04-12/03/2013, Yerevan, Armenia
Coordinator and organizer of Seminar "Young people Combating Hate speech online" 15-16/12/2012, Yerevan, Armenia
Expert at National Workshop "Against Hate Speech online" 26 Nov-02 Dec,2012,Agavnadzor, Armenia
Organizer and Trainer of Training Course "Leadership skills for the leaders of Youth Clubs of Armenia” 08-12/11/2012, Yerevan, Armenia
Co-organizer and Trainer at Training Course "Just Do It!" 27 Oct-04 Nov/2012, Kobuleti, Georgia
Speaker-researcher at "Successful EVS is.." research based analyse, 16-17/10/2012EU office Yerevan, Armenia
Group Leader of Armenian Delegation in Election Observation Mission, in Parliamentary Election of Georgia, 25 Sept-03 Oct, 2012, Tbilisi-Tsghneti, Georgia
Organizer at "Pan Armenian Youth Forum" 10-12/08/2012,Yerevan, Armenia
Trainer at International Seminar "The Nature of Human Rights"20-27/07/2012, Minni-Borgir, Iceland
Speaker-researcher at Seminar “Opportunities and obstacles for cross boarding volunteering” 11-13/12/2011, Strasbourg, France
Trainer at Training Course "Human Rights and Civic Participation" 14-20/June/2011, Katowice, Poland
EVS volunteer "Effective EVS Summer" 01/06/2011-30/10/2011, Piekare Slansk, Poland
Group Leader of Armenian Delegation "Election observation mission, for local municipalities and Mayor of Tbilisi" 27 May-01 June, 2010, Tbilisi, Georgia
2015-2018 present Follow-up group member of No Hate Speech Movement Campaign.
2015-2018 National Campaign Coordinator of No Hate Speech Movement Armenia.
2013-2015 a member of delegation from Republic of Armenia in Eastern Partnership Regional Youth Unit.
2013-2017 Moderator of Hate Speech Watch and Online Activist at No Hate Speech Movement Campaign of Council of Europe.
2013-2014 Key Expert at National Committee of Armenia of No Hate Speech Movement Campaign.
2012-2014 Project Manager at Federation of Youth Clubs of Armenia
2012 to present EVS coordinator.
2010 to present Freelance trainer in youth field.
PAST JOB: 2005-2007 Scientific worker (Specialist at fundraising) at the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Armenia.

Educational pathway

11-16/09/2017 "United Youth Against Violent Extremism in Europe" Study Session at Budapest, Hungary.
09-11/05/2017 " Youth combating antisemitic hate speech" seminar workshop, Strasbourg, France.
07-11/04/2017 Training for Trainers "Responding to the needs of young people: YOUTH TRAINERS REBOOT" Payerbach, Austria.
06-11/04/2015, "Bookmarks, combating hate speech online" Kazan, Republic of Tatarstan, Russian Federation
03-08/03/2015,“EVS – Reflect and Act!” Konstancin-Jeziorna, Warsaw
23-24/02/2015, Eastern Partnership Youth Regional Unit Seminar "Youth on-line" Kyiv, Ukraine
18-26/10/2014 "Intercultural learning and working with migrant youth" Seminar, Cluj-Napoca, Romania.
02-07/08/2014 "Land and Culture" youth camp, Togh, Armenia
05-11/05/2014 "Run The World" Training Course, Nicosia, Cyprus.
17-21/04/2014 "Building Bridges for Future Cooperation" Feasibility visit, Minsk, Belarus.
23-23/03/2014 Study visit to Prague-Bratislava, Eastern Partnership Regional Youth Unit.
11-15/03/2014 European Youth Foundation (R)evolution – It all starts with (You)th, Strasbourg, France.
4-11/02/2014 "Building Nonviolent Strategies in Europe" PBA, Rustavi, Georgia.
01-02/02/2014, "Be active, be a citizen" APV, Rustavi, Georgia
15-22/07/2013 "Sustainable Disaster & First Aid Collaboration" Training Course, Eskishehir, Turkey
19–23/03/2013 "Starting Blocks for Inclusion" EVS Contact Making Seminar, Northampton, United Kingdom
20-21/02/2013 "The Current Crisis and Youth Impact and Ways Forward" International Symposium, Strasbourg, France
5-7/10/2012 “EVS event in Armenia” Taghkadzor-Yerevan, Armenia
11-15/07/2012, “Dialogue” Multicultural Youth Camp, Kaluga, Russian Federation
23-29/04/2012, "T-New" Training Course Kachreti, Georgia
01-07/03/ 2012, "Old Generation VS New Generation" Yurmala, Latvia
17-23/10/2011,"East and West EVS" Training Course, Sozopol, Bulgaria
10-25/07/ 2011, TOT "I can lead, I can facilitate" Prague, Czech Republic
05-07/07/2011 "Eastern Dimension of Mobility" European Conference, Warsaw, Poland
01 Jun-30 Oct/2011 EVS Volunteer "Effective Voluntary Summer", Piekare Slansk, Poland
11-13/05/2011 "Quality and Impact of Young Europeans` learning Mobility" European Conference, Budapest, Hungary
27 Nov-04 Dec/2010 "Active citizenship, Tangible Reality or a Distant Ideal" Training Course, Mush, Turkey
14-18/06/2010 "New ways of participation in multicultural youth work" ENTER Seminar, Budapest, Hungary
04-11/12/2009 "Instant Creativity" Training Course, Antalya, Turkey
11 Oct-11 Nov/2009 "Alfa Leadership School" National Leadership Institute
17-27/08/2009, Summer Camp, "Its Time to be a leader", Hanqavan-Yerevan, Armenia
2010-2011 "Women Leaders and Educators" NDI, USAID
2007-2009 Public Administration Academy of the Republic of Armenia, M.A at Public Administration
2002-2006 Anania Shirakatsi University of International Relations, B. A at Russian and English Linguistics

Fields of training expertise

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

Knowledge about institutions and programmes

  • (expert) Erasmus+ (KA1) Youth Exchanges
  • (expert) Erasmus+ (KA1) European Voluntary Service
  • (expert) Erasmus+ (KA1) Training & Networking
  • (expert) Erasmus+ (KA2) Transnational Youth Initiatives
  • (expert) Erasmus+ (KA2) Strategic Partnerships
  • (expert) Erasmus+ (KA2) Capacity Building (other countries in the World)
  • (advanced) Erasmus+ (KA3) Youth Policy Meetings
  • (expert) European Youth Centres (CoE)
  • (expert) European Youth Foundation (CoE)
  • (advanced) Solidarity Fund for Youth Mobility (CoE)
  • (advanced) European Institutions
  • (expert) Youth Partnership CoE-COM
  • (expert) International Youth Structures
  • (advanced) Private Foundations
  • (advanced) United Nations

Working with specific target groups

  • (expert) Children
  • (advanced) Families
  • (advanced) Gay, Lesbian, Bi & Transgender work
  • (expert) Intercultural Teams
  • (expert) Marginalized & Excluded Youth
  • (expert) Minorities
  • (advanced) Religious Youth Groups
  • (expert) Women's Issues & Groups
  • (expert) Young People in/from Conflict Areas
  • (advanced) Young People with a Physical Disability
  • (advanced) Young People with a Sensory Disability

Experience with specific geographical regions

  • (expert) Africa
  • (advanced) Asia
  • (expert) Eastern Europe and Caucasus
  • (advanced) Euro-Mediterranean Co-operation
  • (expert) European Cooperation
  • (advanced) Global Cooperation
  • (advanced) South East Europe

Other skills

IT skills (advanced)

Language Skills

  • (fluent) Armenian
  • (fluent) English
  • (intermediate) French
  • (good) Polish
  • (fluent) Russian

Other languages

Farsi (good)

Trainer references

This profile was last modified on 2018-10-04

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