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Be Active Youth
Start date: May 1, 2015, End date: Aug 31, 2015 PROJECT  FINISHED 

Young people in rural and geographically isolated areas often simply don’t get all the information that is available in the busy city-centres. Distances and lack of public transport and infrastructure make it more difficult to set up international projects. This project allowed participants to visit youth organizations and governmental structures working with rural youth in Armenia, to explore their good practices and approaches and reflect on those in relation to the participants’ home realities designed for youth workers involved in rural youth work and young people from rural areas. The participants also explored opportunities and challenges facing these young people in their local, national and international contexts. Participants had an opportunity to reflect on their own realities, network with potential project partners and focused on the importance of organizations. Objectives of the study visit were: - to enable participants to explore Armenian youth organizations working with rural youth through study visits in the field and by participating in/visiting actual activities/projects - to explore the youth policy in Armenia concerning the rural youth - to get inspired to carry out future youth projects on inclusion in their organizations - to share good practice examples of working with rural youth and on rural youth projects - to provide participants with network opportunities to start building possible future partnerships among their organizations The project was based on non-formal education. It was participants-centred (based on the needs and contributions of the participants). Some methods: field visits, individual work, small discussion groups, plenary work, group dynamics, theoretical input, Open Space Technology, case studies, meetings, collage and posters, movie shooting, etc.
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