Christina Grigoryan by nikeborome


									   Booklet of organisations
represented in the “Let’s train
with our Neighbours on Peace
  Education” training course
(3-10 October 2010, Georgia)
     Christina Grigoryan
     "SKILLS" NGO of women with special needs

     To assist women with special needs to overcome
      psychological complexes through art-therapy and other
      social-psychological activities.
     To increase employment opportunities of women with special
      needs and their family members through organization of
      exhibition-sales, information collection and dissemination
      about labor market, as well as mediation.
     To assist to the integration of women with special needs and
      their family members into the society through organization of
      cultural events, visits and excursions.

     “SKILLS” NGO provides support to women with special needs
       and their family members to improve their social well-being
       and their integration in the society through arts and crafts
       trainings, creation of employment opportunities, organization
       of special cultural events and mediations.

     The target group of our NGO are disabled and/or people with
       special needs, mainly living in poor social conditions.
     Daniela Mussnig
     Interkulturelles Zentrum -

     Interkulturelles Zentrum (IZ) is an independent non-profit
      organisation aiming at the enhancement of intercultural
      relations both on national and international level.
     IZ promotes the development of communication between
      people of different cultural origin and educates people to
      carry out practical, intercultural work.

     Austrian NA for Youth in Action
     Education on intercultural competencies and consultancy on
       communal integration
     International school networks
     International coperation in the fields of civil society support,
       education, youth with regional focus on SEE, EE, and

     Young (but also old) People
     Teachers
     NGO workers
     Regional Administrations
     People from different cultural backgrounds
     ....
     Kalina Mihaylova
     United youth of Europe

     Encouraging youth participation
     Networking of youth organisations from different countries
     Promotion of intercultural experience among youngster
     Boosting self-confidence among youngster with psychical or
      physical disabilities and youth people with fewer opportunities
     Combating      against     racist  attitudes,   discrimination,
      homophobie and social exclusion
     Promotion and enhancement of social, organisational and
      personal competences and skills among youngster
     Provision of awareness raising material and of a space for the
      exchange of experiences among youth
     Exchange of perspectives, visions and experiences among

     The organisation is active on the international level in the
       field of international youth exchanges, trainings and
       seminars. On the local level the organisation organises youth
       campaign and tries to encourage youth people to participate
       actively in the civil society.

     People between 16 and 27 years with different national,
       ethnical and educational background.
     Igor Gavric
     Bosnia and Herzegovina
     "Hi neighbor" Youth Centre -

     "Hi Neighbor" Youth Center started with its work during the
      last war in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) in order to provide
      socially vulnerable groups with various activities, which in
      future would enable them to successfully participate in
      development of their communities.
     The main objectives are socialization and integration of
      children regardless of their socio-economic, ethnic or religious
     Also, objectives are to involve children so that their individual
      development creates a better environment in the whole

     The main activities are in close relationship with the
       objectives. Meaning, organizing interesting activities which go
       along the Convention on the rights of the child, such as
       language courses, creative courses, sport activities, theater
       and other specific courses.
     Moreover, activities include promotion of peer-methodology,
       cooperation within BiH and under Youth in Action program,
       plus different workshops which support our main objective: to
       support children in their individual development.

     There is no strict limit for the beneficiaries of the Center. But
       the range, of of almost 2900 members, is between 5 and 30
       years.Along with the registered members, centre has reached
       a much bigger number of young people trough activities such
       as round tables, sports tournaments, implementation of child
       rights, etc.
     Our target group are children who suffered some sort of
       discrimination, or trauma, but we are trying to involve as
       much as possible children so they would see that there is
       more options in the grim reality of today's.
     The centre is opened every day in a week, with the working
       hours from 10 to 20, even during the weekends.
     Ilona Olehlova
     Czech Republic
     Volunteers Centre Skopje -

     To provide an opportunity for self development for young
      people coming from minorities and young people facing social
      and economical obstacles (young people coming from SOS
      village and SOS youth house)
     To support intercultural activities and to provide young
      people, Albanian and Macedonian, and opportunity to
      overcome stereotypes and prejudices about each other
     To promote non-formal education based activities to promote
      idea of volunteerism and volunteers activities to promote
      Youth in Action Programme

     Organizing and supporting projects in SOS village/SOS youth
       house (animation box activities, workshops developing
       creativity, providing new knowledge)
     Creating magazine in three languages (Albania, English,
       Macedonian), for young people in Skopje as intercultural
       learning project connecting EVS volunteers, and Macedonian
       and Albanian volunteers sending and hosting EVS volunteers
     Organizing projects (youth exchanges, training courses)
       under Youth in Action Programme


        Children and youth from SOS village and SOS youth house in
         Skopje up to 18 years o high school students and university
         students (up to 25- 26 years) interested to improve their
         skills and get to know more knowledge by voluntary work, to
         meet with young people coming from different European
         countries as EVS volunteers
     Maka Zautashvili
     Advice Centre for Women - "SAKHLI" -

     Advice Centre for Women- "SAKHLI" was created in 1997,
      which at first was union, later in 2000 it became NGO.
     It was the first organization in Georgia that began to help
      domestic violence victims and work on these issues.

     Support domestic violence victims, provide them with
       necessary service, increase society's conscience about this
       problem, encourage legislative   reforms, which is about
       solving the problems connected to domestic         violence

     Domestic violence victims (different age), refugee, abused
     Manuela Demel
     Mostar Friedensprojekt e.V.

     To promote the active involvement of young people in the
      field of democracy, to fight against racism and xenophobia, all
      kind of prejudices and social exclusion and intercultural
      learning in Europe
     To develop new forms and methods of participation in
      political, social-cultural area
     To raise awareness, promoting intercultural tolerance and
      understanding of the diversity of cultures
     To promote political education in the local and regional area
      of Brandenburg
     To build an information network for youth people interested in
      a job abroad and to promote the Youth program with all their
      ”Actions” since 2001
     To provide practical, necessary information and advices about
      “Living- Working- Education in Europe”. Our goal is to give
      some help for the preparation and carrying out of abroad

     The association offers possibilities of education, qualification
       and concealing to refugees (“Infodesk”) for migrants and
       immigrants and to their children and youth in the state of
       Brandenburg, together in cooperation with other organisation
       from the state of Brandenburg.
     The association organises socio-cultural activities, artistic and
       cultural events and cultural publications. It has coordinated
       and still coordinates numerous Youth exchanges esp. with the
       SEE and Eastern Europe states, Youth initiatives, European
       voluntary services and Training Courses with western
       European, Balkan and Caucasian countries within the
       framework of the YOUTH, former SOKRATES, former LINGUA,
       GRUNDTVIG and LLP.
     The association organised multiplier training courses for
       development projects attended by refugees living in the
       States of Brandenburg.
        The association built up and ran an International Centre for
         culture and education in Mostar with the aim of promoting
         neighbourly attitudes runs the “Orthopaedic Workshop” in
         Kljuc where prosthesis for land mine victims, especially
         children and younger people, are manufactured.
        It also runs the “Mother-Child-Centre” in Sanski Most where
         medical advice and care is given for young mothers and their
         children, and care for elderly people. A new project is to
         create a reconciliation manual for youth work in Europe.
        The association cooperate in the frame of the YOUTH
         programme with youth organisations in whole Europe, esp.
         Eastern and South eastern Europe and the Caucasian

     Mostly with young people between 16 and 30 for the work
       within Youth in Action and in cooperation with Neighboring
       countries and we work with a team of trainers and project
       leaders; all ages on the local level to rise awareness about
       conflicts and to work on the prevention of racism and
       xenophobia; we work with people from different backgrounds,
       a lot with migration background as it is a priority in Germany
     Tal Orbach
     Minorities of Israel -

     Our general objective is to allow as many Israeli organizations
      with the opportunity to meet with their overseas counterparts
      and learn from each other.
     Also, for the different cultures of Israel to meet in an
      atmosphere of peace that will create dialogue and increased
      understanding between them leading to rapprochement.

     M.o.I is working as a multiplier organization within the
       EuroMed Youth Programme and is highly active within other
       EC funded Programmes. We are working with over 100
       organizations in Israel that lack the expertise, manpower or
       language skills to promote dialogue and intercultural
       exchange in the EU-Med region.

     We usually work with youth and minority organizations.
     M.o.I's target groups are coming from the various social and
       cultural sectors of the Israeli society. They are often related
       to Human Rights, Informal education, Democracy and active
       participation, social involvement and more.
     Graziano Tullio
     Centro Studi Difesa Civile (CSDC) - Civilian Defence Research
     Center -

     CSDC mission is to find out and spread non-violent conflict
      management tools in order to overcome inter state tensions
      as well as to face and resolve daily conflicts constructively.
     CSDC operates in the fields of research and training to foster
      the use of appropriate instruments to assure a fruitful
      dialogue, to guarantee civil protection and to defend civil
     Through its work, CSDC promotes peace education and non
      armed civilian defence, encouraging collaborations at national
      and international level.

     Development of social research and publications on security
       issues, nonviolent conflict management, peacebuilding
       operations and transition from armed to non armed defence.
     Lobby and advocacy activities towards international
       institution: CSDC adhere to the European Network for Civil
       Peace Services (EN.CPS) and through it to the European
       Peacebuilding Liaison Office (EPLO). CSDC is also the Italian
       founder of the International NGO Nonviolent Peaceforce.
     Training course for peace-builder, human rights activist and
       conflicts transformation trainers(ToT).
     Design and implementation of Awareness campaign
       promoting Peace and Nonviolent conflict transformation
     Workshops on peace education and conflict management in
       schools This list reflects the development of the NGO in
       chronological order. The last activity is the most recently
       developed that we are trying to focused on.

     Research and publications are more addressed to a
       specialised and professional audience consisting by peace-
       builder, on-field human rights activist and member of national
       and international political institutions.
   In the last years CSDC is broaden the target group developing
    projects more suitable for the civil society (such as awareness
    campaign and workshops in university and schools) since
    conflicts are part of the daily life of each of us.
   Mainly we are focusing on youths between 16-28 years old,
    committed in participate actively in the public life, helping
    them to became youth leader able to multiply the effects of
    our actions.
     Essam Yaghy
     Hitten Camp Women Organization

     To improve skills of orphans and poor women

     Awareness work shops
     Teaching hand crafts
     Helping poor and orphans

     Orphans kids and youth
     Women
     Justine Abi Saad
     ALEF (Association Libanaise pour l'Education et la Formation) -

     ALEF’s mission is to trigger and contribute to a cumulative
      process of change in values and attitudes incompatible with
      the universal values of Human Rights.
     Embracing a comprehensive approach to monitor, protect,
      and promote Human Rights, ALEF aims to establish these
      universal values as a popular dialect, respected and practiced
      by all indiscriminately

     Since 1997, ALEF has worked for the promotion and
       protection of human rights in Lebanon through several
       o 1) advocacy and monitoring: The program works through
          concerted actions based on tools such as reports, studies,
          and other publications on various human rights-related
          issues followed by field-inspired advocacy, ALEF’s projects
          combine research with awareness-raising and advocacy
          campaigns in order to mobilize both the community and
          policy-makers towards the protection, respect, and
          fulfillment of human rights.
       o 2) education and outreach: The program consists of formal
          education on human rights through courses in 2 major
          universities and through non-formal education consisting
          of customized courses to interested groups (political,
          social, cultural, religious…etc.), school clubs. The program
          also entails the production or co-production of human
          rights education training materials. Outreach aims to
          provide youth with opportunities of civic engagement and
          to further spread the culture of human rights to be
          reflected in the attitudes and everyday practices of
          communities. ALEF regularly adopts a community-based
          approach in its work, especially to build the Youth’s
          capacity and to reflect and mainstream the key principle of
       o 3) child rights program: ALEF is in the process of
         establishing a program for children’s rights; by working
         towards the capacity-building of civil society with respect
         to children’s rights and by implementing advocacy and
         lobbying    activities based     on    ALEF’s    child-related
         publications, ALEF seeks societies in which stakeholders
         are held accountable for their duties towards children, and
         in which children are active participants in decision-making
         rather than passive recipients of rights.

     Youth between 16 and 25 years old coming from different
       political, social, religious backgrounds
     Stakeholders, ministers..
     Students universities and schools... it depends on each
       program or project
     Dragan Markoski
     Macedonia, Former Yugoslav Republic of
     Youth Association creACTive –

     creACTive is a youth association for support of creativity and
      active citizenship of young people.
     Formed in 2007, creACTive has a main aim to assist young
      people’s development by providing them with a variety of
      non-formal education activities.

     creACTive currently has one Youth Centre in Kavadarci and
       two Youth Clubs – one in Skopje and another one in the
       village of Drenovo. A number of different activities are
       developed in these centers - from workshops, concerts,
       volunteer actions, seminars and sport competitions to various
       performances and other events.
     creACTive’s international work includes youth exchanges and
       training courses organized in Macedonia and in other
       countries, mainly in the framework of the Youth in Action
       Programme of the European Commission.
     creACTive also sends and hosts volunteers through the
       European Voluntary Service, and since 2008 it acts as a
       Contact Point of the Youth in Action Programme for
     Once a month, creACTive is publishing the Youth Magazine
       LIBERTAS, which is fully prepared by young people from
       around the world, and distributed worldwide. Read about
       LIBERTAS at

     creACTive works with young people from the whole country
       belonging to different ethnic, religious and cultural groups.
       Our work is mainly focused on young people aged 13 to 25.
     Through our activities, we tend to encourage the development
       of intercultural cooperation and understanding among young
       people in Macedonia coming from different cultures.
     Since last year creACTive is also focused on working with
       young people living in rural areas and isolated villages,
       fostering their inclusion in the society. There are about 600
       young people involved monthly in our activities.
     Elena Veselovscaia
     National assistance and information Centre for NGOs in Moldova
     “Contact” -

     To contribute to the development of the civil society in the
      Republic of Moldova by providing information, consulting,
      training, facilitation services, grants and technical assistance.
     To consolidate civic society by means of viable powerful
      network creation of non-governmental organizations and
      speaks in support of real, open and effective dialog between
      governmental and non-governmental sectors.
     To develop civil society to encourage the youth initiatives,
      youth organizations.
     To develop youth responsibilities and to involve them into non
      profit sector, non formal education etc.

     “Contact” Centre offers information services, trainings,
       consultations, promoting programmes, oriented to consolidate
       organizational, personal capacities of all civil society and
       non-govermental sector.
     "Contact" supports youth initiatives.
     In a special way the activities of the center is aimed at
       Transdnestrian conflict region. For moldavian youth and youth
       from Moldavian Transdestrian region we organize numerous
       seminars, trainings as well as involving them in our

     1.Target group : youth representatives of non-governamental
       sector, interest: to involve them in non-governamental
       activities,  cultural exchange.     Young    people  from
       Transdnetrian Region are invloved in Moldovan non-
       governamental sector, experience exchange, in order to
       create of a background of peaceful relationships in the
       Republic of Moldova
     2.Local communities (age 18-50), interest : economic
       development of community, Economic background.
     Yousef Sider
     Palestinian Authority of the West Bank and Gaza Strip
     Volunteering for Peace -

     Volunteering for Peace is a Palestinian non-governmental
      youth organization aiming to participate in establishing a
      bridge between the different cultural and faith groups in
      Palestine and the Mediterranean Region.
     The Purpose of VFP is Spreading the idea of peace, interfaith
      and non-violence in the world and creating a bridge between
      Muslims and Christians in Palestine. The idea came to create
      a working group to discuss in a regular basis regarding the
      different aspects of the daily life and to encourage
      cooperation between the different faith groups.

     Organize different workshops, training programs and
       exchanges in topics related to interfaith, non-violence, peace
       building, conflict resolution, intercultural learning and other
     Volunteering for Peace has over 100 volunteers accross
       Palestine and participanted in different Euro-med exchanges
       in France, Malta, Greece, Netherlands and Italy.
     We also organized different activities for youth from different
       parts of the world.

     We work with youth age from 18-35 in different sectors and
       different topics. The topics are about peace education and
       cultural exchanges.
     Wojciech Kessel
     SCI One World Association Poland -

     Promoting peace and mutual understanding by means of
      international and national voluntary programs and education.

     Short term voluntary projects (workcamps)
     Long term voluntary projects (EVS, LTV program etc)
     Workshop and seminars, also on international level (with
       other branches of SCI)
     Educational program which includes lessons at schools and
       topic campaigns

     Not specified For workcamps everyone can go, and age,
       background etc... is not a problem
     Diana Anna Janczewska
     Borderland Foundation -

     The main goal of the foundation is to teach youths the
      multicultural dialogue, local culture, diversity, tolerance,
      history, conflicts from the past that remained and have
      influence nowadays.
     To reach the goals we use many different and innovative
      tools. Art, music, photography, theatre, modern culture are
      not the only one.
     Each project involve different problem which is connected
      with a culture, nations, conflicts and try to explain it and
      make youths understand it in the simpler way. It’s some kind
      of a chain, the foundation make the first link and the youths
      explore it themselves making the researches, talking with
      their grandparents, visiting archives, being curious…Nobody is
      forced to do something. The youths come and want to do this
      kind of work, focus on the past, history of their family which
      is directly connected with history of their region. The
      organization try to show that different doesn’t mean worst.
     Projects involve especially youths from different nations like
      Polish, Lithuanian, Russian, Jewish, Bosnian, Serbian and
      many others. It depends which kind of project we promote, if
      it is directly connected with our region or if it try to outline
      the global problem.

     The Foundation, Borderland – arts, cultures, nations” organize
       a lot of cultural events connected with differences, tolerance
       and dialogue between nations. It is the main point of its
       function and structure. It’s an independent non -
       governmental organization that doesn’t conduct any political
       and economic activity.
     The Foundation's program activity is devoted exclusively to
       propagating the ethos of the borderland, and to building
       bridges between the peoples of different religions, ethnicities,
       nationalities, and cultures. It gives an opportunity for youths
         to take part in many interesting projects and also manage
         them. As a result of this innovative kind of work are many
         events like exhibitions, spectacles, concerts, presentations
         that we can share not only with participants but also citizens,
         local authorities and especially with our families.
        The organization organize workshops that involve artists,
         cultural animators, youths and children. We try to explain
         them difficult, complicated kind of politic, historical problems
         in many ways. After that they become so curious that they
         continue this work themselves. Most of them try to make
         their own projects, make their own groups of interests, try to
         find their own favorite background of work. We provide them
         the space, technical needs, administration support and
         obviously we try to help them in case of any kind problem.

     I used to work with “Sejny cronicles” group. I was thirteen
       years old when I joined the them. I stayed there six years.
       My friends were more or less in the same age. We made a lot
       of projects like “Bosnian triptych” which took place in Bosnia
       and Herzegovina. We worked in a very special place called
       Mostar. Magic city where during the war the central place, line
       between nations, the symbol of peace was destructed – the
       old Mostar bridge. With Serbian, Bosnian, Muslim and British
       youths we tried to reconstruct it. Our work was based on
       dialogue, peacebuilding, tolerance, religion, history, politics
       which were the reasons of this conflict. We tried to
       understand it and not to say whose is the fault. The most
       difficult thing after the conflict is the lack of confidence
       between people. We tried to avoid it and build some kind of a
       new friendship between “children of the war” who actually
       were the victims. They haven’t got any choice, they were
       forced to take part in the conflict even if they didn’t want. As
       a group we also realized many different kind of cultural
       projects played out with European Program “Youth” especially
       “Youth in action”. We realized projects like “Bounded with a
       place”. It was twelve meetings with Polish and Lithuanian
       artists. We made the same number of paintings that shows
       the culture of our regions, religion, history which is very
       fragile because of the war between our nations. We wanted
       especially to work together without any borders, prejudices.
       At the end of our project we published some kind of calendar
that includes all these pictures, photos, sculptures that we
made. It is a thing that we hope will measure only the
peacetime. We donated it for a local administration, schools,
friends, our families, almost everyone! Another project that
we realized was called “Cultural Coffee House”. It was a place
open for everyone during the holidays. Youths from our city
could stay there watching the movies, having discussions,
participating in artist’s meeting, enjoy their free time in more
ambitious and creative way. We done also the workshops with
the children. They sang with us old chants, we told them
stories about our city, we painted together. It was very
challenging experience cause we were the teachers! After this
project everyone said that Sejny need this kind of place but
for whole year. It was a success hearing some kind of words.
     Sara Segurado
     Associação Spin para o Intercâmbio, Formação e Cooperação
     entre os Povos -

     SPIN Association is a non profit, non governmental
      organisation for development whose aim is to promote youth
      activities, international trainings, exchange and cooperation
      projects, especially targeted at          young with fewer
      opportunities in order to promote awareness and foster
      human rights, tolerance, mutual understanding and peace.
     SPIN puts a strong focus in the intercultural dimension of its
      projects as a means raising awareness in its beneficiaries and
      in the public opinion in general that we are all part not only of
      our local community but also of Europe and the world.
      Providing access to our activities to people with fewer
      opportunities – particularly young people – in order to
      facilitate their social inclusion is also one of our main
     A key aspect of our work is the promotion of voluntary service
      as an instrument to stimulate young people's active
      involvement of their capacities and their communities, be it
      considered on a local basis or on a broader, international
      dimension. We truly believe in a solid European cooperation
      through the spreading of the volunteering spirit and mutual
      understanding among youth. Our organization is determined
      to empower young people and especially those pertaining to
      marginalized social groups, with disabilities or facing other
      forms of social exclusion, in order to widen their horizons,
      develop their personal and professional growth and expand
      their European awareness and active citizenship.

     Promotion of international activities for young people,
       especially International youth exchanges on the field of
       human rights, culture and arts and sustainable development;
       and EVS projects (both sending and hosting), as well as
       training courses about interculturality and human rights.
     The main target group is Young people aged 15-30 years old.
       However, as our office is based in a socially marginalized
       neighbourhood of Lisbon, we are also especially focused on
       working with young people with fewer opportunities, as
       second generation immigrants from African and Roma origin,
       who face discrimination and shortage of opportunities in the
       labour market, frequently dropping out from school and facing
       a lack of motivation for searching solutions to improve their
       situation besides the ones offered in the neightbourhood
       (such as selling drugs and stealing). These young people are
       very difficult to work with, as they easily quit the activities
       and fight among each other(between Roma youngsters and
       youngsters from Green Cape and Guinea); they are all
       belonging to families which knowadays have portuguese
       nationality and which are being supported by the Local
       municipality, which has given them housing; but we believe it
       is missing education and work opportunities for the
       youngsters, as they live in conflict.
     Besides these youngsters from the neighbourhood, we are
       also often contacted by other young immigrants resident in
       Portugal studying at the highschool and University as well as
       portuguese nationals from every place in the country, who
       come to participate in the activities we promote.
     Ana Sofia Lopes Monteiro
     Associação Juvenil de Santa Maria – AJISM -

     We want to act positively regarding the Island's youth, giving
      them what they can't get at home or at the school.

     All sort of activities with main focus on sport, culture and
       education (scholar and sexual). We provide a safe
       environment for the young, in sports, culture or new
       technologies, like internet.
     We work all year concerning youth activities.
     We work with young children from 6 years to 18 years. Our
       target are young with social problems.
     We have 5 youth centers all over the island and provide
       computers and other things they need.
     We provide alternate daily activities as voluntary or help
       unemployed young people finding different opportunities

     Young people between 6 and 35 years old.
     People with less and fewer opportunities.
     Sofija Zaklan Predojevic
     Your zone

     To develop communication and understanding between young
      people in Balkan, and between them and the rest of
      youngsters in Europe.
     We are fighting against discrimination in local communities, at
      first level, but also against discrimination toward minority
      groups in Serbia, and we are trying to foster promotion of
      human rights in every aspect of everyday life.
     My organisation is trying to underline the importance of
      activism among young people, and we are trying to involve
      youngsters and rise awerness of this in our society.

     We are very young organisation, it took is time to realise that
       we need to organise ourselves to do something for our
     Now we are making network of our possible partners in future
       activities, to improve our ideas and found out what are the
       first steps we can do in order to really meet the needs of
       oyung people in our nearby community.
     We are writing some projects for sport parks in cooperation
       with local government, and we plan to appear on some
       festivals and give hand-outs with our contats and basic goals
       that we deal with.
     We want to cooperate closely with some organisation from
       Kosovo, beacuse it is the main problem in Serbia. Nationalism
       exists between young people in Serbia, and there is an urgent
       need to overcome this.

     We work mostly with students, because it is very easy for us
       to make a contact with them, since we are all students in our
       organisation. But, our next mission is to try to make impact in
       some other parts of society, in high schools, young people
       who already work, who live in smaller municipalites.
     Everyone who has time and will to help us in making our
       goals come true are welcome.
     Kenan Aydın
     Gölcük Arama Kurtarma Derneği (Gesotim) -

     GESOTIM, the rescue team, has hold some physilogical
      seminars about preparation for catastrophe since 1999.
     Our slogan is "To rescue only a life for life" and our aim is to
      make people consicious about catastrophes.

     We often organize seminars in different cities and distinct
       areas of a city at primary schools, high schools, universities
       and some educational institutions.
     During the commemorative ceremony about 17th August,
       with the help of our scientists, we have participated in some
       vital duties about making people conscious.
     At the date of 10th November 1999, after our educations at
       home and abroad, our institution has joined 29 operations
       and in these operations, we rescued 17 people alive and 69
       people were found death.

     From primary school up to university students can be our
       target group.
     They come from the different economic and social parts of the
     Everbody is importrant for us so we give valuable information
       for everyone.
     Stanislava Shakirova
     Ukrainian youth NGO “Youth Association of Public Diplomats” –

     Ukrainian youth NGO “Youth Association of Public Diplomats”
      (further in tenor YAPD) created:
      o To let the young specialists obtain the professional
         development in sphere of international relations, political
         science, information and PR-technologies.
      o To unite active people, who really care about the
         Ukrainian’s position in the eyes of the world community
         and Ukrainian’s role on the international arena.
     These conditions led to the creation of YAPD which offers
      unity for achieving common goals to the young people, who
      care about our country.

     Creation and renewal of the friendly partnership between the
       Ukrainian youth (schools, universities, NGOs) and their
       foreign colleagues.
     Creating Centers of Youth Diplomacy all over the Ukraine and
       further control of theirs activity.
     Promotion of the positive image of the country.
     Promoting democratization and civil society development
       through holding consultations, round tables, discussion clubs,
       friendly meeting and admission the access to the authoritative
       sources of information.
     Informing the young generation about European and Euro-
       Atlantic integration of Ukraine.
     Informing the young generation about the relations and
       cooperation between Ukraine, Russian Federation and the
       Commonwealth of Independent States.
     Distribution of the ideas of democracy and tolerance among
       the young generation.
     Acquaintance the young generation with history, tradition,
       culture, economics, politics of our country and also of the
       other countries.
     Getting the youth to the rules of international diplomatic
       etiquette and basics of diplomacy.
        Identification and analysis of historical facts which could form
         the new principles of relations as in Ukrainian society and also
         beyond it. Promoting the youth to study the true history of
        Collaboration and learning the experience of international
         organizations and government authorities in international
        Conduct and participating in thematic congresses, forums,
         conferences, meetings, councils, discussion clubs, round
         tables, etc.
        Information-advocacy, enlightenment of activity in media.
        Improving the knowledge of foreign languages.

     YAPD is an organization which based on common interests of
       its young disciples in the age under 35 years, created to let
       the young specialists obtain the professional development in
       sphere of international relations, political science, information
       and PR-technologies.
     Tamara Shcherbak
     "EDUC" Youth Educational Studio -

     to facilitate adaption of young people in a rapidly changing
      society through different trainings, debates, round table
      discussions, etc.,
     to address the issues connected with disadvantaged young
      people,     particularly their  personal  and    professional

     organizing of training modules aimed to facilitate the entrance
       of young people to the job market (time and stress
       management,team building, etc.),
     workshops and internships in psychology, ecology and
     encouraging intercultural learning through hosting foreign
     conferences, seminars on hot topics in our modern society.

     Young people from 16 up to 35, from different cultural and
       national backgrounds, particularly students of last year of
       their studies who look for a job, as well as youngsters from
       unstable and conflict areas.
     Flour Lieselot
     Jeugdhuis Wollewei -

We work with youngsters and teenagers and we have the following
       taking initiative and responsibility
       starting a process and to end it with a good sense of
       being in interaction with other minded people
       stimulation of self confidence upon children, and teenagers
       invalidation of negative stereotypes
       giving them the experience of success enlargement of their
       lowering the threshold towards more possibilities

     organizing workshops, parties, readings, trips networking with
       other youth organizations and youth movements
     youth initiatives organized by council or government project

     teenagers/youngsters from the age of 14 -25 years old ( even
       older) all youngsters and teenagers!

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