About 35 representatives of 15 international youth organizations who arrived in Armenia as part of the study visit implemented by the “Youth Cooperation Center of Dilijan” NGO were hosted at the RA Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sports.
Head of Youth Policy, Additional and Continuing Education Department Zara Aslanyan welcomed the guests and presented the state programs aimed at youth policy. Artur Ghazaryan, president of the “Youth Cooperation Center of Dilijan” NGO, was also attending the meeting.
During the study visit the representatives of international organizations had meetings with Armenian youth organizations from April 22-29 in Dilijan, Gyumri, Vanadzor, Spitak, and Erevan cities.
Welcoming the guests, Zara Aslanyan, presented state programs aimed at youth policies and replied to the questions asked by the young people.
According to the head of the Department of Youth Policy, Additional and Continuous Education, the creation of an environment in which young people will have the greatest opportunities is the basis of the state youth policy in Armenia.
” We hope our young to act as proactive and responsible citizens, express themselves, develop constantly and create, enforce their rights, become happy individuals and citizens, as well as invest their potential for the community, country’s development, and empowerment”, – said Zara Aslanyan.
She also informed that by 2026, in order to provide a youth environment outside of Yerevan, in the regions, it is planned to create 25 youth centers where young people will reveal their capabilities and opportunities along with intellectual entertainment.
What’s more, Zara Aslanyan, informed that the Ministry of Education and Culture implemented the “Training of Youth Worker” training course, which was attended by workers of youth centers operating in regions, representatives of youth non-governmental organizations, and employees of local governments. It is planned to promote the recurring development of youth work and volunteering.
Zara Aslanyan also referred to the development of the “Youth” law, which is one of the ministry’s priorities and an important requirement from the point of view of regulation of the sector.
During the meeting, the guests asked the representatives of the Ministry their questions and were interested in the opportunities and challenges created for young people in Armenia and the work aimed at solving them.