On the occasion of World Refugee Day, Frans Timmermans, First Vice President, Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the Commission, Johannes Hahn, Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, Neven Mimica, Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Dimitris Avramopoulos, Commissioner for Migration and Home Affairs, and Christos Stylianides, Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management, made the following statement:
The Centre for Strategic Initiatives (CSI), with the technical and financial support from the EU Delegation to Armenia, is launching a Programme of Young Experts Scheme - “YES Armenia”. Through this Programme about 20 young Armenians and Armenian citizens will gain the opportunity to work in and for ministries, government agencies, and other government institutions for 12 months (starting in September 2017).
Through this Programme we offer young people an opportunity and a challenge to work with Government priority projects, which are central to Government reforms. In addition, the YES Armenia Programme is a perfect opportunity to start building trust between youth and public sector. It will bring in new dynamics and energy into civil service and contribute to its modernisation.
The EU has launched a programme under its EU4Youth Initiative, awarding grants to organisations proposing actions addressing youth employment and employability, skills development and active participation of young people in their societies in the Eastern Partnership countries.
First outlines of proposals (concept notes) may be submitted by 11/07/2017 under: https://webgate.ec.europa.eu/europeaid/online-services/index.cfm?ADSSChc...
Joint doorstep by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini and Commissioner for European Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn following the Eastern Partnership Foreign Ministers' Meeting