Civic Dialogue and Action for Change 2015-2016

Beneficiaries Description: Direct beneficiaries are nearly 1,500 university students of 7 universities and 700 young adults of surrounding communities, keeping gender balance. Indirect beneficiaries are other students of the targeted seven universities, student councils’ members, administration and staff of the universities, families of the students, community members and in general the public of Armenia.

Project Areas: Gyumri (Shirak), Gavar (Gegharkunik), Vanadzor (Lori), Ijevan (Tavush), Goris and Kapan (Syunik), Yerevan

Project Goal: To vivify and enhance civil participation in Armenia through supporting and encouraging university students in the regions to play more active, capable and informed role in immediate and long term economic, social and political development of the country.

Project Objectives:

  1. To further enhance students’ civic activeness in 7 universities and neighboring communities.
  2. To develop students’ knowledge and skills in CS sector and enhance their civic participation.
  3. To empower the students to more actively and effectively participate in the social life of their communities and country at whole.
  4. To promote university students to investigate civic issues in the local rural communities, to find approaches towards the solutions to the identified problems and take appropriate actions. 
  5. To further enhance a network of communication and collaboration on social and civil issues between seven universities’ students. 
Project Type:Self-Developed / Direct Implementation
Start Date:October 1, 2015
End Date:September 30, 2016
Coordinator / Responsible Person:Ruben Krikyan
Partner Organization:Seven Universities targeted by the project
Project Cost by Implementer:USD: 31,228
Donor Organization:Galouste Gulbenkian Foundation /GF/
Project Cost by GF:USD: 30,000
Beneficiaries Number:2,200