Federation of Youth Clubs of Armenia, the biggest youth organization in Armenia, and a full member of MIJARC Europe, held round-table discussions devoted to the fight against extremism and violence. The round tables were organized by the young FYCCA volunteers who attended the international seminar “Open minds, open doors”.
There were two events: the first discussion was held with the members and volunteers of organisation on 16th September 2017, while the second event was held with representatives of local youth NGOs and of the municipality of Yerevan city on 20th September 2017 – a day before the International day of Peace. During the round-table discussions, the following points were targeted: the results of the international seminar devoted to the fight against discrimination and intolerance that was held in Germany, and the position paper created at the end of the seminar.
In addition, discussions on the manifestations of intolerance, spreading of hate speech, and extreme violence in a number of European countries, including Armenia, were conducted and some roleplays were demonstrated. The coordinators also initiated a social media campaign against extremism and hate speech and started a photo competition devoted to peace and solidarity.
The round tables are the third and final phase of our work plan “Radically against extremism”. The work plan is supported by the European Youth Foundation of the Council of Europe, a unique foundation supporting activities developed with, for and by young people.