Delegation of the European Union to Armenia

EU4Youth: Fostering potential for greater employability

20/03/2018 - 07:07
Public Health and Social Protection

The project under the EU4Youth initiative has been developed by the Danish Red Cross (Dansk Rode Kors) and its partners in co-applicants Belarus Red Cross Society, Armenia Red Cross Society, and Georgia Red Cross Society.

The project will improve education and employment opportunities for disadvantaged youth groups.

In Armenia, the project will involve 4000 disadvantaged young people aged 16-30 years in Tavush and Gegharkunik marzes of which 300 are expected to be acutely vulnerable such as young men affected by conflict, labour migration. 60 young women and men will be supported with their business ideas. 100 Volunteers from Red Cross and partners and 70 representatives from government institutions, education and labour departments, NGOs and private sector will also benefit from the project.

Actions in Brief:

The 300 young people will benefit from life-skills training and development to strengthen their network and self-confidence. They will be involved in profession orientation and networking with potential employers whom can advise on expectations, life choices and self-empowerment. The acquired knowledge, capacities, and skills will help them to take up roles as community members and decrease insecure migration.

70 representatives from local government institutions, education and labour departments, NGOs and private sector will be included as active partners in planning, implementation, monitoring, and knowledge sharing with a view to launch new joint and inclusive initiatives to promote education opportunities and employability of youth.

60 young women and men will be supported to realise own business ideas. Innovative youth from remote areas lack network and awareness on available resources for technical or financial support. For 12 months each will be linked with an experienced mentor recruited among corporate sector, NGOs, employment centres, or senior student volunteers with relevant experience who can support target group in realisation by activating hers/his networking and seek to open up doors.

100 Volunteers from Red Cross and partners will be included as main responsible for community outreach and activities. Several youth-led activities and thematic training courses will enhance young peoples’ ability to analyse their local context and take action on unresolved issues. 

Duration:   01/04/2018 – 31/03/2021 (36 months)

Total project budget:   EUR 1, 400,000.00

EU contribution:  EUR 1, 330,000.00

Budget for Armenia: EUR 239,435.00

Location:    Armenia, Georgia and Belarus 

Coordinator:   Dansk Rode Kors

Implemented by:   Dansk Rode Kors (DK), Georgia Red Cross Society (GE), Armenian Red Cross Society (AM) and Belarus Red Cross (BL)

Local Coordinator:  Armenian Red Cross Society (AM)

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