Author Archives: Shushan Khachatryan

Agora Enschede – Surprises Non Stop!

3, 2, 1 and the delegates of AEGEE-Yerevan are in Amsterdam, on the way to attend Spring Agora Enschede-the annual statutory event of AEGEE with around 1000 other AEGEE members from all corners of Europe. Excited, happy and cool-those were the words to describe our feelings while we were travelling by train from Amsterdam to Enschede, not only we met part of Comité Directeur in the Central Station of Amsterdam, but also in each train stop we continued collecting AEGEE members and in the end the whole train was full of crazy AEGEEans.

Enschede and University of Twente welcomed us with a great sunny weather not typical for the Netherlands. So many friends meeting each other, so many hugs and kisses!!! So many people you met only on Facebook and all of them are there at the Agora!! What could be more than that to make you feel happy? Read the rest of this entry

Europe Day in Armenia. AEGEE-Yerevan joined the celebration

Greek dance, Tour de France, Appenzeller, football fans,
Colossus of Rhodes and magic dragon Amsterdam,
Swiss watches, beer bar, Döner Kebab, sauna,
Flamenco, help for Africa, la-la-la-la…

Tadam…A notification…Armenak Minasyants posted in AEGEE-Yerevan Members Group…

Loading…Wooohooo….!!! It’s call for volunteers for Europe Day in Armenia…


 “I also want to join”,

“Can I join?”,


“I am in”…

This is how AEGEE-Yerevan Members reacted… Read the rest of this entry

AEGEE-Yerevan and Center for European Studies see EU as a path to Development of Armenia

On 11th of May Student Council of the Center for European Studies and AEGEE-Yerevan NGO organized a conference, devoted to the Europe Day. It’s obvious that cooperation between Armenian and European Union involves more and more spheres. The European Commission puts forward concrete ideas for enhancing its relationship with the Eastern neighbors, including Armenia. The Partnership with EU can promote democracy and good governance; strengthen energy security, promote environment protection, improve the legal area and support economic and social development.

All these are the advantages the countries can get as a result of the deeper cooperation. Does it mean that we can consider the reforms provided by the agreements with EU a path leading to development? Read the rest of this entry

AEGEE-Ankara in Yerevan

This winter the Armenian-Turkish Working Group of AEGEE-Yerevan initiated a blog with our teammates from AEGEE-Ankara. And for 4 months our Turkish friends were writing about the places in Armenia and Yerevan, though most of them have never visited Armenia.

AEGEE-Yerevan was much surprised when Mert, Coordinator of Turkish-Armenian WG of AEGEE-Ankara let us know that they were going to be in Yerevan on the 24th of April. So Kubra, Ali and Mert, members of AEGEE-Ankara, visited Yerevan and AEGEE-Yerevan members and had a unique opportunity to see the places they had been describing before in the joint blog. They visited the Genocide Monument and Museum, the Holy See of Echmiazdin. Most of all, the members of AEGEE-Yerevan were pleasantly surprised that the guests were aware of Armenian culture and even asked to take them to Silva Kaputikyan’s museum. Read the rest of this entry

Rio+20+Yerevan: Sustainable Development and the Armenian Youth

On April 21st AEGEE-Yerevan with the support of the EU Delegation to Armenia and the UN Mission to Armenia organized Rio+20+Yerevan youth conference, which was held at the Russian-Armenian (Slavonic) University.

At the beginning of the Conference, after opening speeches, Mikayel Minasyants, the coordinator of the project, briefly presented AEGEE4Rio project and its concept and emphasized the importance of such youth discussion for the Armenian youth. The key speaker of the conference was Sevan Holemans, the Belgian Youth Delegate to the UN Rio+20 Conference, which would take place on June 20-22 at the capital of the Federal Republic of Brazil Rio de Janeiro. The Speaker presented in details to the participants the ideology of Rio+20 Process, its importance and also global expectations from it. The representatives from the UNDP Office in Armenia and several NGOs, which are implementing regional development projects by the funding of the European Union, also had their positive contribution in the successful implementation of the Conference. In their presentations they focused on the problems of sustainable development in Armenia, as well as they presented to the participants the involvement of Armenia in Rio+20 Process and in regional projects, which are aimed to the provision of sustainable development, establishment of green economy, as well as to the sustainable land management for mitigating land degradation and reducing poverty in the South Caucasus region, enhancing local capacity and regional cooperation for CCA and biodiversity conservation in Georgia and the South Caucasus. Interesting and comprehensive discussions were conducted on the above mentioned topics and the participants of the conference got an opportunity to ask the field experts plenty of questions. Read the rest of this entry

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