This is a reference for Grigor Yeritsyan

Youth Able to live SustainABLE!

The training activity took place
in Yerevan, Armenia
organised by Armenian Progressive Youth NGO
01.03.2014 - 10.03.2014

Aims & objectives

The main objectives of the project, were the following:
A) to support exchange of experiences among involved participants on Sustainable Development;
B) to increase participants knowledge and awareness about Sustainable Development as complex phenomenon and its' four dimensions;
C) to facilitate process of creating new ways that can be used by young people in order to promote sustainability in their daily life;
D) to promote and facilitate creating new partnerships among the participants;
E) to provide the participants an opportunity for intercultural learning and intercultural exchange;
F) to promote Youth in Action Programme and develop knowledge of the participants how it can be used for promotion of sustainable development.

Target group & international/intercultural composition of the group & team

The young people involved in this project were coming from both EU and non-EU member countries, but they strongly connected with Europe – Italy, Spain and Czech Republic are EU member countries, Turkey is Pre-Accession Country and Armenia, Georgia and Moldova are Eastern Partnership Programme Countries.

Training methods used & main activities

The idea of the project was not only to give knowledge, but competences to act. Hence, mainly non-formal learning methods were applied, such as workshops, discussions, group works, outdoor activities, city game, field visits, etc.

Outcomes of the activity

Youth Exchange focused on the concept of Sustainable development and the ways to achieve it. During the exchange young people had a unique opportunity to discuss the idea of sustainable development and learn about the interaction between the four dimensions of Sustainable Development - environment, society, culture and economy.
7 days of workshops, discussions, group works, outdoor activities, city games and field visits built up the main intercultural concerns about sustainability and green future. Furthermore, questions on the local and the global level were addressed. In order to make the content of the exchange more interesting for participants, chosen topics within the theme of Sustainable Development were connected to their everyday life. Thus they were able to bring in their own experiences and implement what they have learned later on.

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

I worked as a full time trainer. My tasks were focused on designing the program and leading sessions. I was facilitating the group process, daily workshops and group works. Besides, I was responsible for the content of the Training Course and main thematic sessions.

I worked on this training for 9 days as a full time trainer.

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