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Meet the Youth Bank members: Atuka Samadalashvili

Atuka Samadalashvili, 16, is a member of the Gori Youth Bank. He’s been actively engaged in local youth projects since middle school. Currently, he’s one of the most active members and the Financial Manager of Europe Foundation’s Gori Youth Bank. “As I began my junior year of school, I decided to focus my time one […]

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Meet Youth Bank members: Megi Kirtava

Megi Kirtava, 19, an Alumna of Gali Youth Bank I joined the Youth Bank in 2017. Informal education is very important for young people living in my region. I got a lot out of the different activities I engaged in, outside of school. I became far more motivated and independent and participated in many useful […]

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Meet Youth Bank members: Diana Kotrikadze

Diana Kotrikadze, 16, a member of Khobi Youth Bank. I joined Youth Bank in 2020, and now I am a program manager there. I mobilize the team, conduct various activities, and sort project reports for submission to Europe Foundation. I engage as many students as possible in Youth Bank activities because I believe that together […]

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Request for Proposals: Training on Cross-Cultural Communications

Europe Foundation invites proposals from qualified organizations or individuals to conduct a series of trainings on cross-cultural communications for young people involved in its Youth Integration Program to help them cultivate trust and promote meaningful interactions. Europe Foundation expects this assignment to be conducted between June-July 2021, depending upon the availability of the selected consultant/s. […]

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Terms of Reference: Delivering the Virtual Trainings on Media Literacy

Europe Foundation invites proposals from qualified organizations or individual/s to conduct avirtual training on Media Literacy for youth engaged in the Foundation’s Youth IntegrationProgram. The objective of the training is to hone the participants’ skills in accessing, criticallyassessing, and creating media content, to make their social and civic activism more effective.Europe Foundation expects this assignment […]

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Volunteering Amid the Pandemic

Europe Foundation’s Youth Bank brings together active young people across all regions in Georgia, teaches them volunteering, and provides necessary resources so they can launch and fund positive initiatives in their own communities. Over the years, Europe Foundation has helped hundreds of young people carry out much-needed projects. Two of these are Patima Margoshvili and […]

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Civic Engagement Goes Remote

Youth Bank members met the COVID-19 challenge with remote volunteering. They were surprised that a lack of physical contact is no longer a barrier. “Our main goal is to mobilize our peers and to jointly carry out the initiatives that are useful for the community. It was at first difficult to imagine managing this process […]

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Greenhouse in the schoolyard

The Youth Bank has one of the most active committees in the Marneuli district. Along with committee members, the authors of projects, i.e. young persons who turn ideas into projects, are quite active too and in a joint effort with the committee carry out the work for the benefit of their local community. This process […]

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Request for Proposals Training on Cross-Cultural Communications

  Europe Foundation (EPF) invites proposals from qualified organizations or individuals to conduct a series of trainings on cross-cultural communications for young people involved in its Youth Integration Program. EPF expects this assignment to be conducted during June 10-July 20, 2019, depending upon the availability of the consultants selected. Detailed information is available in the […]

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Real Life, Real Money, Real Change

  Vernon Ringland is a youth development specialist living and working in Northern Ireland. For twenty years, he has been developing a project to help youth that now covers 24 countries, including developing countries. Ringland often travels to these countries to help introduce his Youth Bank concept, to meet and teach youth, to visit conflict […]

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Request for Proposals: Training on Sanitation and Hygiene Standards for Youth

Europe Foundation (EPF) invites proposals from qualified organizations or individuals to develop a handbook on Sanitation and Hygiene in Schools and conduct a series of trainings on Hygiene and Sanitation for young people involved in its Youth Integration Program. Detailed information about the call is available in the attached Request for Proposals. 

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Maradisi Volunteers

Tengo Shanidze is a committee member of the Marneuli Youth Bank, a program implemented by Europe Foundation. Now, in his final year of school, Tengo has to spend more time studying than volunteering, but he still intends to remain involved and will never remain passive. He believes that, in a joint effort with his peers, […]

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Youth Bank in Svaneti

  Dariko Kvanchiani is 15 years old. She lives in the village of Becho in Svaneti. Just recently, she became a committee member of the Svaneti Youth Bank under Europe Foundation’s Youth Integration Program. During a presentation of the Youth Bank at Public School #1 in Mestia, Dariko stayed silent. She did not engage in interaction. However, her interview made it […]

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New Trainers Joined the Team of Youth Integration Program’s Trainers

  During October 30 – November 01, 2017, EPF organized yet another training of trainers of its Youth Integration Program alumni, so that they can support the growth of the program. During the training, which was led by Youth Bank International’s Vernon Ringland, the participants worked on developing trainer’s skills, as well as delved deeper into […]

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Youth Integration Program Beneficiaries Started another Grantmaking Cycle

EPF’s Youth Integration Program beneficiaries started the implementation of a new grantmaking cycle by conducting community needs assessments and issuing requests for youth-led initiatives designed to address the identified needs. The young grantmakers already introduced the survey results to local residents and will soon fund project ideas that respond to  salient community issues.

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Youth Integration Program Welcomes Its New Members

  Eighty new members from 19 municipalities have joined EPF’s  Youth Integration Program. The interest and motivation to become the member of the program was high: more than 500 young people participated in the selection process.  The Youth from Tsalka also joined the Youth Bank (YB) Georgia, forming the Tsalka YB Committee.  On October 20-24, Europe […]

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Working Together toward Common Goal - Increasing Youth Participation in the Black Sea Region

On September 21 Europe Foundation hosted a regional thematic meeting – Working Together Towards Common Goal – Increasing Youth Participation in the Black Sea Region.  The event brought together the representatives of the civil society organizations from Georgia, Armenia, Bulgaria, Moldova, Romania, Russia, Turkey, Ukraine, Ireland, Serbia, Bosnia and Hertsogovina, Latvia and Poland,  employing YouthBank methodology to […]

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Gori Municipal Authorities Awarded Europe Foundation for its Efforts to Develop the Youth Policy in Gori

Gory municipal authorities awarded Europe Foundation (EPF) a certificate of recognition for developing the youth policy in the municipality in 2016-2017. Within its Youth Integration Program, the Foundation has been enhancing youth civic engagement and volunteerism in Gori municipality since 2009. To do so, EPF has been following the Youth Bank (YB) methodology, an innovative […]

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Youth Integration Program Members Celebrated Completion of the Grant Cycle and Summarized the Achievements

Within the framework of its Youth Integration Program, EPF organized a three-day domestic networking workshop in Tskaltubo, enabling the Youth Bank members from 20 municipalities to summarize the results of and draw conclusions from the newly completed grant cycle. The event also provided networking and experience-sharing opportunity to the beneficiary youth. The representatives of Europe […]

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Young Grantmakers from Georgia, including Abkhazia and also, from Bosnia and Herzegovina Met at the Leadership Conference in Sarajevo

Within the framework of the Europe Foundation’s project a Leadership Conference was held in Saraevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, where young grantmakers from Georgia, including Abkhazia and also, from Bosnia and Herzegovina met to discuss the already implemented activities of the project and share lessons learned. Apart from networking and experience sharing opportunities, the Conference enabled […]

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Training in the Cross-Cultural Communication for the Youth Integration Program Members

The Youth Integration Program members participated in the Cross-Cultural Communications training, before departing for Sarajevo for the Leadership Conference, to meet with their peers from Bosnia and Herzegovina and Abkhazia.  The training was built around such issues as addressing stereotypes, prejudices, discrimination, etc. The training also provided a space for the young people to voice […]

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Grant-cycle Closing Ceremony Organized by Marneuli Youth Bank

The Marneuli Youth Bank (YB) members successfully monitored implementation of funded five youth-led initiatives. To celebrate the success, the YB members organized a grant-cycle closing ceremony with participation of the school administration, representatives of educational recourse center and Women’s Room, as well as the youth residing in Marneuli. Attendees of the event were informed about […]

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Youth Bank Members Complete Implementing of the Grant-cycle

  The members of the Youth Bank (YB) Committees in 25 municipalities of Georgia  complete implementing of the grant-cycle.  Bolnisi Youth Bank members , who successfully monitored  implementation of  the funded five youth-led initiatives in Bolnisi municipality, celebrated successful completion of the grant-cycle by organizing a closing ceremony with participation of the school administration, as […]

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Fair of Souvenirs and Accessories Produced by the Youth with Disabilities was organized by the Dedoplistskaro Youth Bank

Today, entrepreneurial skills are of paramount importance that one should possess. Young entrepreneurs can become drivers of positive social change in their communities, which is proved by an initiative, Handicrafts implemented by the Dedoplistskaro Youth Bank  aiming at engaging the youth for fostering social inclusion of vulnerable groups, specifically, young people with disabilities. The initiative was implemented […]

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Youth Bank Members Continue to Fund Youth-led Initiatives

Within our Youth Integration Program, youth are still actively engaged in improving their communities In 27 municipalities of Georgia, the Youth Bank members funded 102 youth-led initiatives on topics like environmental protection, access to education, healthy lifestyle, human rights, etc. In order to introduce the funded projects to broader society and award the grants to the authors of the initiatives, the […]

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Youth Bank – Path Towards Change and Development

Two young people living in two regions located far away from each other – Mestia resident Vika Pilpani and Lanchkhuti resident Nino Tsetskhladze – have one thing in common: both were trainees of the Europe Foundation’s Youth Bank and now, as trainers, they share their knowledge and experience with other participants of Youth Bank. Nino […]

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