Armenian Progressive Youth NGO Info-Pack "Santa Barbara" | Page 4

The Organizers Armenian Progressive Youth NGO (Armenia) is based in Yerevan, Armenia. It was founded in 2009 by a group of young people in order to promote personal and professional growth of young people in Armenia and supporting the Civil Society development. Today it counts 10 employees, local and international volunteers, hundreds of members and followers, thousands of direct and indirect beneficiaries from Armenia and all over the European continent. The organization has already 6 years of experience in the fields of non-formal education, youth policies, volunteerism, human rights, gender equality, active citizenship and participation. The mission of APY is to promote active citizenship and active participation of young people in civic life, to increase the activism of young people and contribute to the development of civil society in Armenia. The organization acts as an information source for hundreds of EU projects and implements lots of local and international projects. Association Framtidståget was founded in 1997 by Yousef Yebari in Stockholm, Sweden, and currently has about 150 members and several employees. Translating from Swedish, Framtidståget means the Train of Future. It is a non-profit organization, aiming to give people the second or even the third chance. Our philosophy is accepting all people without conditions and prejudgments about their socio-economic, ethnic, cultural and religious background, as well as emphasizing the idea of democratic, tolerant and integrated society. Having in mind this philosophy, we have 2 branches of activities: the professional one and the ideal one. We deal with professional cognitive treatment work, providing psychological help to people with social problems – alcohol and drug addiction, violence in family, discrimination in society etc. In the framework of ideal, non-profit work we organize various social, humanitarian, integration projects, as well as provide lectures about democratic principles, recommendations on how to start own organization or association.