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Training Course “MovieDoc”

Training Course “MovieDoc”

Dear friends,

We are happy to announce that our next project ready to lunch in a few days.

Documentary  Film-making  Training Course “MovieDoc”  on Promotion of Human Rights  Education will take place in a period 26 April – 4 May , 2017, in nice place  Dilijan, Armenia

The current world is full of challenges for democracy like refugee crises, conflicts, security issues and hate speech, young people are particularly vulnerable to social exclusion, instability and aggression. Democracy is not possible without equality and having the same access to the rights, that is still the case for many young people with disability or belonging to some minority groups. In this TC studying together real-life cases and successful examples of inclusion of young people with Autism, activism, learning theoretical background of impact of video tools will become base for the knowledge vital for youth worker. On the other side participants learning in the inclusive group will develop personal competence of leaving and working in the mixed group, which will be equally beneficiary for both – people with and without special needs.From the life skills all participants and particularly participants with special needs will develop autonomy, discipline, traveling and ability to communicate as part of the learning process by using appropriate means.

Participants will learn how to develop idea (script), shoot, edit and disseminate video tools of human rights education, inclusion and tolerance.

Natalia Chardymova

Natalia Chardymova

Natalia Chardymova (founder/director/trainer) Academy of Innovation, Nizhniy Novgorod.

Founder director and trainer of Academy of Innovation.

Trainer of Council of Europe pool of trainers. Trainer of European Commission ERASMUS+ programme. Social psychologist.

8 years of trainer’s experience and management work of international non-formal educational programmes. During this time she organised and run over 200 international projects and trainings and over 100 local trainings and events. Main topics: personal development and growth, project management, trainings of/for trainers, leadership trainings, couching methods, volunteering, Human Rights, intercultural dialogue, youth empowerment, social inclusion, networking and graphic facilitation.

Author of publications in online magazine «Zhit Interesno»

Personal blog – Moment4Challenge

links: facebook

Eduard Oganyan

Eduard Oganyan

EDUARD OGANYAN Eduard Oganyan (administrator/trainer) Academy of Innovation, Nizhniy Novgorod.

Founder,manager and trainer of Academy of Innovation.

Since 2010 workign as trainer and expert in different activities. For this time implemented over 30 national and international trainings for intercultural groups. During this time, worked in different international teams, with co-trainers coming from different cultural and social background on the following topics: project management, youth participation, youth empowerment, cultural dialogue, social inclusion, non-formal education, volunteering, leadership, personal development, conflict transformation and peace building.

Since 2011 member of SALTO EECA Pool of accreditors for EVS progamme in Eastern Partnership Countries and Russia.

2010 – 2013 administrative support of SALTO EECA in organization of EVS training cycle in Russia. 2007-2013 Founder, administrator and finance manager at SFERA Movement. 2003-2007 International voluntary projects coordinator at Nizhny Novgorod Voluntary Service.

Volunteering experience: 1999 – 2013 Volunteer at Nizhny Novgorod Voluntary Service, 2003 EVS volunteer in KVT Finland, 2003 – 2008 Volunteer and campleader in international work camps and short-term projects in Finland, UK, Czech Republic and Russia. Volunteer of the XXII Olympic Winter Games of 2014 in Sochi, Russia.

Vera Gorunova

Vera Gorunova

Vera Gorunova (project coordinator) Academy of Innovation, Nizhniy Novgorod.

Natalia Skorik

Natalia Skorik

Natalia Skorik (project coordinator) Academy of Innovation, Krasnodar branch.

Since 2015, Natalia has been working as a project coordinator of international and local projects in the NGO Academy of Innovation. Represent branch of Academy of Innovation in Krasnodar. She has been working the field if EVS for 3 years and has an experience with long and short term projects. She works as a trainer for local and international project.

Natalia has been working in the international educational camp Most as a head of international department for 4 years and as EVS coordinator and project manager in NGO Falcogroup for 3 years. Natalia is a head of creative studio of English and theatre “Liberty” in Krasnodar. The main aims of the studio self-development of local youth and giving them opportunity to express themselves, intercultural learning and inclusion of youth with special needs. From 2015 Natalia has been working as a local coordinator by Krasnodar region in the Theodor-Heuss-Kolleg cooperation programme “New Horizonts” This program is focusing on the peace building in conflict solving in the territory of North Caucasus. Since 2016 Natalia is a representative of Alumni Association of the programme.





Dear friends,

We are happy to announce that we are approaching to the second stage of out project “Home” The project will take place in Luxembourg, from 8th of  April 2017 (Arrival)  to 15th of April 2017 (Departure).

The project “Home” promotes and supports the role of young people in activities that contribute to living together in dignity and dialogue through a network of specifically trained young people from Hungary, France, Luxembourg, Italy, Armenia, Egypt, Jordan, Russia, Czech Republic and Georgia who strengthen the presence and promote the values of the European citizenship in communities facing refugee crises.

“Home” is organized by Association des Egyptiens au Luxembourg (AEL) with support from the Service National de Jeunesse the Erasmus+ National agency in Luxembourg in cooperation with the World Indpendent Youth Union (WIYU) in Armenia and Academy of Innovation (AI) in Russia.

The project has 2 activities: – Training Course “Home” and Study Visit “Home”

The first part took place in Yerevan, Armenia, from 2nd of February 2017 (Arrival) to 9th of February  2017 (Departure). Representatives from Hungary, France, Luxembourg, Italy, Armenia, Egypt, Jordan, Russia, Czech Republic and Georgia participated in this project

Now we are looking forward to the second stage Study Visit I Luxebourg.


  • To discover the youth work and youth NGOs’ reality in the country hosting refugees;
  • To get to know policy developed by the Government of Luxembourg related to refugees;
  • To understand the influence of armed conflict, closed borders and plus refugees crises on the daily life of young people and how that affects their behavior and mentality;
  • To create a space for dialogue among youth and youth workers from Europe and its neighbor countries for fostering transnational cooperation/trans-regional cooperation in refugees related issues;
  • To promote peace education and non-violent conflict resolution among youth in the country and in the region;
  • To highlight the role of new youth programme (Erasmus +) in the process of peace-building and intercultural learning.

We are really excited and see you soon in Luxembourg.



Training course “Home”

Training course “Home”

On 2nd – 9th February, 2017 in Yerevan, the capital of Armenia, there was held a training course “Home” in the framework of Erasmus + programme of mobility of youth workers . The project has been implemented by the Association des Egyptiens au Luxembourg, AEL a.s.b.l in partnership with the Armenian Organisation “World Independent Youth Union” and Russian “Academy of Innovation”.

The event united 32 youth activists and youth workers from Ukraine, Armenia, Czech Republic, France, Georgia, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg and Russia.

The project is aimed at strengthening the role of young people in promotion diversity and maintaining dialogue with European communities facing the problem of refugees; developing practical competencies of participants in the promotion of human rights, fight against the language of hatred; strengthening the role of youth workers in inclusive processes.

Referring to intercultural and non-formal educational techniques such as group discussions, presentations, sharing personal experience, simulation exercises and networking, participants discussed the following topics:

– peace-building and competences of a “peace worker”;
– causes of refugee crisis, geopolitical situation in the Middle East;
– human rights: definition and implementation;
– integration of refugees and internally-displaced people in host communities;
– hate speech online and fight against it.

In addition, the coaches presented the successful cases of refugee integration in Armenia and Luxembourg. Meanwhile, guest experts shared their experience on integration and work with refugees.

Thus, the participants not only increased their competence in promotion diversity and tolerance, integration of refugees and IDPs in their countries, but also established contacts with partners for the future cooperation.

Information presented by Nongovernmental organization “Poruch”





The 20th ASEF Summer University (ASEFSU20) on “Gateways to Asia and Europe: Connectivity by Land, Sea and Air” is for those who are curious and ready  to explore the role of transportation and trade in connecting 2 continents Asia and Europe – in the past, present and future. Became a part of the Asia-Europe team of young professionals and students, who will travel together for 2 weeks across China, the Russian Federation and Mongolia.

ASEFSU20 focuses on the straightening and accelerating social and economic linkages between the 2 dynamic continents. The journey passes through new economic corridors in these 3 countries where you will visit and learn from local communities and take upon real-scenario challenges on road, rail, maritime, and air transportation. ASEFSU20 bridges the participants with government officials, civil society and cooperates and offers a top-tier environment for professional and personal development.

ASEFSU20 is a great opportunity for you to apply your skills and add-on an once-in-a-lifetime educational expedition!

When: 2 weeks between 15 August to 5 September 2016 (final dates subject to minor changes)

Where: Various cities in China, the Russian Federation and Mongolia

Costs: No registration or participation fee for the selected participants!

Mobility Taster for Inclusion Organisations

Mobility Taster for Inclusion Organisations

Did you know you can organise international youth projects for your young people from disadvantaged backgrounds? Come and discover what Erasmus+ Youth can do for you!

Dates & venues

  • Tuesday 9 February (arrival by dinner) – Saturday 13 February (departure day) 2016, Finland (for organisations from Erasmus+ programme countries and Eastern Europe & Caucasus) – APPLY ONLINE BEFORE 8 DECEMBER MIDNIGHT
  • Wednesday 21 September (arrival by dinner) – Sunday 25 September (departure day) 2016, Denmark (for organisations from Erasmus+ programme countries)
  • 2 more Mobility Tasters in 2017

Get a taste of mobility projects

In just 3 working days, we show you the possibilities Erasmus+ Youth has to offer for young people from disadvantaged backgrounds. An international project (youth exchange, voluntary service,…) might just be the life-changing opportunity for the disadvantaged young people you are working with: e.g. minorities, with special needs, with socio-economic difficulties, discriminated groups, in difficult situations, with limited opportunities…
This Mobility Taster course gives you concrete examples of what is possible, brings you in contact with other inclusion organisations, shows you what funding is available specifically for inclusion projects and walks you step-by-step through the process in case you would like to give it a try.

Who is the course for?

This course is for NEWCOMERS to Erasmus+ Youth who are directly working with young people from disadvantaged backgrounds. If you never organised an international youth project with your target group before and would like to know what is possible, then this course is for you!

This course is also open for applicants with special needs (contact SALTO Inclusion regarding support possibilities).


Check briefly with the Erasmus+ Youth National Agency in your country (or SALTO Eastern Europe & Caucasus) if they can send you to the Mobility Taster course in Finland 9-13 February 2016 (and reimburse your travel).
  • If so, register online HERE by 8 December 2015 midnight (create a SALTO username). We will inform you by 15 December 2015 (max 25 participants).
  • Selected participants will get travel, food & lodging in double rooms paid. You might be ask for a small contribution towards the costs (ask your NA or SALTO EECA
Register for the SALTO Inclusion newsletter or follow the SALTO Inclusion & Diversity Facebook page to be informed of future Mobility Tasters. Or keep an eye on the European Training Calendar.


The Mobility Tasters will be run by 2 international trainers, experienced in inclusion and the Erasmus+ Youth programme. In cooperation with SALTO Inclusion, the National Agencies for the E+ programme of Finland, Denmark, Turkey, Portugal, Czech Republic and SALTO Eastern Europe & Caucasus.


Ex-EVS event 2015

Ex-EVS event 2015

Краснодар, Россия

09 – 11 октября 2015 г.

Ex-EVS event – ежегодная встреча бывших участников Европейской волонтерской службы из Беларуси и России, которые осуществляли свои международные волонтерские проекты в недавнем времени.


В ходе встречи участники делятся впечатлениями от своих EVS-проектов, оценивают значимость полученных в ходе волонтерской деятельности знаний и опыта. Кроме того, основными целями данной встречи являются формирование благоприятного имиджа волонтера среди молодежи и продвижение идеи волонтерской деятельности, а также распространение информации о возможностях EVS среди потенциальных волонтеров.

Организаторы встречи

Главный организатор:

Ресурсный центр SALTO для стран Восточной Европы и Кавказа

Марина Макаренко,

Локальные партнеры:

Общественная организация «Академия инноваций»