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ESS 2016

ESS 2016, a school session on “Spreading the Culture of Parliamentarianism”, took place from April 29th to May 1st in Yerevan, Armenia. The forum gathered around 110 promising high-schoolers from 7 school of Yerevan in one place to brainstorm, discuss and find solutions for various topics.  The format of this session was a bit different from others, as the committee work happened 6 weeks before the session, right at the delegates’ schools.13151420_1284378418258191_3953122046277714282_n

On the first day, the delegates participated in team building activities at English Park and they all enjoyed the various games provided by their chairpersons.  The chairs had organized separate games for their committees, which helped to get to know each other better. The evening of the first day was a show booming with talents. The night was filled with music and poems. Many delegates sang, danced, and played different instruments.

13239066_1291995167496516_5545246996668697395_nThe second day of the forum was off to a great start with the opening ceremony much akin to many EYP events. The ceremony was full of the speeches provided by the Executive Directore of EYP Armenia Armine Khamoyan, Founder and Governing Board member Syuzanna Shamakhyan, Vice-President on External Relations Arman Gasparyan and head organizers Heno Sahakyan and Diana Ghabuzyan. The General Assembly followed the Opening Ceremony. Delegates did their best to actively participate in all discussions and to make comments on other’s resolutions. The resolutions were a great success, due to the inspiring chair team which consisted of Levon Tadevosyan, Anahit Martirosyan, Aram Khanlari, Gohar Gasparyan, Erik Ananyan, Davit Manukyan, Anush Dilanyan, and Arpen Matinyan, who all worked very hard with their committees to produce such amazing results. The interesting part about the chairs team is that they were all delegates at ESS 2015. After the fiery debates came the saddest part of the forum, the closing ceremony. Everyone was deeply saddened by the organisers’ emotional speech. All events of the day were held in National Polytechnic University of Armenia.

At the end of the forum, a few lucky delegates were voted for, and got selected to participate in the upcoming International Forum in Yerevan (IEFA 2016) , and others to participate in an International Session in France (RISE 2016). The delegates chosen to participate in IEFA are Anita Grigoryan, Maneh Hambardzumyan, and Hayk Kirakosyan. Those chosen to participate in RISE 2016 are Zarina Stepanyan, Sergey Kumalov, and Arpine 13179290_1284374861591880_7606177506966404729_nAghababyan.


As the forum has already finished, we talked with the participants of the forum to know about their thoughts and feelings about the forum. They told us about some of the most memorable parts of the forum and shared their expectations about it.


“ESS was full of memorable moments starting from funny and sometimes puzzling team-building games up to the interesting debates during the General Assembly, not even mentioning the show of the brightest talents of ESS (the songs in Korean and the song of TRAN are among my absolute favorites). And among 13310473_1302803533082346_658795376458339474_nthose memorable moments I`d like to mention the following. During the teambuilding one of the groups led by chairs Levon and Erik was asked to go and hug the nearby trees in the park, and the enthusiasm of delegates and their eagerness to do this was indeed one of those unforgettable moments, and to be honest, was quite unexpected for me. This we can call the magical power of teambuilding (Hope there are some photos kept).”


                               Rima Sargsyan (president)


“It’s really hard to remember anything when you are extremely excited and anxious. For me the most memorable things of the session are the enthusiasm of the participants, seeing them happy and smiling. It’s really nice to see that teenagers from your own country are interested in such activities. The best achievement of mine is that they want to get more involved in EYP.”

                    Heno Sahakyan (head organiser)


“The most memorable moment for me was the Talent night, as I performed three times. At first I was very nervous but when I noticed the support and encouragement from my new friends, I felt relieved and everything went even better. I would really like to turn back time and to live those two amazing days again.”

                       So13246284_1291991904163509_4174400579367202824_ona Avagyan (Delegate)


“For a young EYPer with not so long EYP history being chairperson at School Session was great honor. I opened a whole new world for me, understood what really being responsible for your team is and how important is it to create comfortable working atmosphere. After this experience I am more than sure, hard work pays off. As usual team we had our ups and downs but my awesome co-Chair was always there to help, hug and cheer me up when I needed.

There is no such feeling as pride in your committee when you see them grow and develop, speak so confident, defend their points of view and reach to unimaginable heights.”

Anush Dilanyan (Chair)

“I can’t mention all the original and memorable moments from the brightest session, but I want you to know how caring and warm-hearted all of the participants  were. All of us were busy with the preparations for the concert and even the delegates helped backstage.Some were helping with the cleaning the items, the others were warning everyone who was going on the stage next, and some of them were helping organizing chairs. It was a big mess but it was also very fun. Everyone was very caring and helping.”

Angelica Hakobian (Organiser)

Overall, this was an amazing forum, due mostly to the Presidency of the Forum ` Rima Sargsyan, Avnik Melikian, and Areg Badalyan ,the hard working Head Organisers` Diana Ghabuzyan and Heno Sahakyan and lastly the delegates, who are what really made this forum special.


The pictures are prepared by the Media team of ESS forum.


Authors Rozi Mkrtchyan, Albert Petrosyan

Edited and Posted by Diana Ghazaryan

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1st CBA-EYP Armenia Inter-University Forum FIND

Inter-University CBA-EYP Armenia forum on “Financial Innovations for National Development” (FIND) took place on April 15-18, 2016 in Yerevan, Armenia. It gathered 60 students from six universities of Armenia to discuss issues on finance, regional development, internal market and consumer protection, legal affairs and economic affairs. The participating universities included Yerevan State University, American University of Armenia, French University in Armenia, Armenian State University of Economics, Russian-Armenian University and Agribusiness Teaching Center. The forum was funded by the Central Bank of Armenia in the scope of “My financial month” project.

1000633_1278296015533098_7278245623157430532_nThe event was held according to EYP practice. The first day the participants had teambuilding activities in the English Park...

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