In April 2019, YCCDNGO in cooperation with Peaceful Change Initiatives (PCi) commenced work on a 12-month project under the UK’s Conflict, Stability and Security Fund (CSSF) and within the framework of UN Security Council Resolution 2250, related to youth, peace and security.
The first component involves research into youth involvement in the violence-free revolution that led to a change in government in 2018.
Workshops will then be convened for Armenian civil society organisations focusing on peacebuilding to discuss the research findings and develop recommendations; working collaboratively together to advocate for the recommendations.
The project aims to have the recommendations included in the government’s official policies on youth.
The second component will develop educational materials to build young people’s awareness of peace and security issues in Armenia and increase knowledge of peacebuilding activities.
Materials will be piloted among youth directly affected by conflict in the province of Tavush in the north east of Armenia.