Erasmus+ Training Course for youth workers organized in Yerevan, Armenia by Amities Luxembourg Armenie (Luxembourg) with Fundacja "Zielony Słoń" (Poland).

Summary of the project

        In 2012, Advisory Council on Youth of Council of Europe started the No Hate Speech Movement, the campaign that aimed to combat the hate speech online in all its forms, and with this “No hate” project we want to contribute to making internet a safer place for young people and to prevent human rights violation online.

The issues that will be addressed by competences developed during the project are:

• Decrease the level of aggression and intolerance online through civil society organisations/youth workers.

• Perception of phenomena of hate speech and its influence on young people's lives.

• Subjective opinion, memory and bias.

• Human rights online

• Peace-building

• Internet literacy

• Freedom of speech

• Promoting intercultural dialogue

• Preventing radicalization of young people


VENUE: Yerevan, Armenia.

The TC will take place in the Balcony Hostel, Yerevan, Armenia. Yerevan is the capital and the largest city of Armenia. Its population is about 1.3mln people. It is one of the world's oldest continuously inhabited cities. Situated along the Hrazdan River, Yerevan is the administrative, cultural, and industrial center of the country. It has been the capital since 1918, the thirteenth in the history of Armenia, and the seventh located in or around the Ararat valley.

The history of Yerevan dates back to the 8th century BC. During the course of centuries, the town had an important role in the economic, social and political life of Armenia. Many caravan routes passed through that big trade center. Today Yerevan is the administrative, cultural, and industrial center of the country and on the other hand it is a relaxed and safe place where people live at one pace while the traffic goes at another. The cultural life is intense for a city of its size, including dozens of theatres, concert halls, galleries and live music clubs.


ACCOMMODATION All participants will be accommodated in the hostel “Balcony”. The hostel is situated near the metro station Barekamutjun from which it takes just 10 minutes to get to the city center. The rooms will be shared by 3, 4 or 5 people of the same gender (bathrooms will be also shared among the participants). The number of people per room will depend on the final gender composition of the group. You will be provided with bed linens and towels (no need to bring your own ones). Each person will have also its wardrobe with a locker. The rooms will be cleaned upon the request. The hostel also provides for FREE: - WIFI - Luggage storage (before check-in, after check out)


FOOD AND SPECIAL NEEDS The participants will be provided with three meals – breakfast, lunch, dinner as well as with coffee breaks. For any special needs (other than those that were mentioned in your application forms) you shall contact the host organization.


PARTICIPATION FEE: The coordinating organization Amities Luxembourg Armenie requires each participant to pay 50 EUR which will be deducted from reimbursement of your actual travel costs.


TRAVEL COSTS AND REIMBURSEMENTS: The reimbursement of the travel expenses (travel from your departure city to the venue of the project) will be made by bank transfer for all participants.


TRAVEL BUDGET Country - Number of Participants - Max. reimbursement per participant Luxembourg - 1 participants (maximum travel cost 530 eur) Poland - 3 participants (maximum travel cost 360 eur) Georgia - 2 participants (maximum travel cost 60 eur) Germany - 2 participants (maximum travel cost 360 eur) Armenia - 3 participants Turkey - 3 participants (maximum travel cost 275 eur), United Kingdom - 1 participant (maximum travel cost 530 eur), Russian Federation - 4 participants, (maximum travel cost 275 eur) Ukraine - 3 participants (maximum travel cost 275 eur) Belarus - 2 participants (maximum travel cost 275 eur).

The visa cost for Armenia will be reimbursed based on official proofs and invoices.

Mandatory documents to give to get reimbursed:

1. Booking email from air company (only when booked online);

2. E-ticket or/and receipt/invoice from flights;

3. A copy of your printed electronic ticket and all other original tickets (bus/train) used during your travel to Armenia;

4. Boarding passes (of arrival and return flight). Be very careful not to lose the boarding pass.

       “No hate” is a long-term project aiming at combating with the hate speech online and to promote no hate speech movement among young people. The project contains two elements:

1. Youth Exchange in Luxembourg from 8th till 17th of December 2017;

2. Training course “No Hate” in Yerevan, Armenia from 10th to 18th of February 2018 - training course for youth workers teachers and trainers aiming to equip them with knowledge and skills on how to tackle the topic of hate speech with young people through non-formal education.

The training will take place in Yerevan, Armenia from 10th to 18th of February 2018.


 Raise the awareness of young people to the campaign and its issues and involve them in the campaign through education activities

 Disseminate the educational approaches of the NHSM among multipliers in the member states where the campaign is ongoing

 Disseminate Bookmarks, and develop educators‟ competences in using it with young people

 Associate this target group to the campaign, by training them to be active in the NHSM through education.


PROFILE OF PARTICIPANTS: The participants shall be youth workers, youth leaders, young professionals, active volunteers and peer educators (specially in case of ethnic minority, refugee communities) that meet the following criteria:

 English speaking and developed communication skills;

 Ability to implement activities in their local community and online;

 The need to improve skills and competences relating to the topic of the project;

 Willingness to cooperate and develop future projects in Erasmus+;

 The role/ involvement with Youth Work and the sending organization. In general, as the project aims to support the development of skills and competences to improve youth work, the project intends to involve all actors that are working in the educational sector and other sectors involving young people. 

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission.This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.