PRESS: 1st Pan Regional EYP Session

The First Pan Regional EYP Session (PRESS) on “Activating Regional Youth via Challenging Unemployment” (#PRESS) took place on 17-20th April, 2015 in Dilijan, Armenia. Around 80 delegates from 14 cities of Armenia gathered in Dilijan to brainstorm and discuss diverse topics in their respective committees, challenge each other and themselves, get to know various perspectives and see matters a bit differently.


PRESS comprised Teambuilding Activities, Arm Village, Committee Works ,Talent Night, General Assembly, etc. Most importantly, it was the first pan regional EYP session, that gathered the most enthusiastic, talented, amazing youth from 14 cities of Armenis such as Alaverdi, Stepanavan, Gyumri, Amasia, Ijevan, Noyemberyan, Vardenis, Gavar, Chambarak, Talin, Aparan, Yerevan, Kapan, Sisian and became a great experience  for everyone. But most of all this was a very big step for EYP Armenia to start working in the regions. #PRESS made young and enthusiastic Armenians from different regions create amazing, hopefully life-long lasting friendships. At the same time it helped them a lot to explore and to find them in a new light.

The delegates were allocated to the following 5 committees: Environment, Food Security and Public Health, Industry, Research and Energy, Human rights, Economic and Monetary Affairs /Regional Development, Employment and Social Affairs. During the General Assembly (GA) they had frutiful discussions, presenting serious issues and developing strong resolutions.

In the scope of the event Arman Asryan from Syuniq region and Amalia Kamalian from Aragatsotn region were recognized as the best regional delegates and got a chance to represent Armenia in Spain, Zaragoza, in July. World Vision Armenian and EYP Armenia will financially contribute to cover participation fee and travel costs of both delegates. Moreover, 20 best delegates were awarded to take part in the 2nd International EYP forum, which will take place from May 21 to 28 in Yerevan.


One of the most breathtaking parts of the PRESS was the Talent Night, which took place in UWC Dilijan, an international, co-educational boarding school and a member of United World Colleges (UWC). Our delegates performed Armenian national songs, dances, poetry. At the end the international students of UWC Dilijan College performed Argentinian tango and several songs.

The Resolutions Booklet can be found here: ResolutionBooklet

EYP Armenia would like to thank the main sponsor of the event, World Vision Armenia for financing and contribution to the realization of EYP Armenia’s first pan-regional project.  We also thank to the supporter of the PRESS,  Dilijan Municipality.

Special thanks to all the organizers and volunteers, to our incredible Board, Media and Chairs’ Team,  for their  amazing work!

The Video prepared by the Media Team of the Forum can be found below.


The copyright for the photos and videos belongs to the Media Team of EYP Armenia and EYP Armenia.