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INFORMATION BOOKLET


Welcome to AYSOR for Innova on, the ďŹ rst social innova on conference of EYP Armenia. We invite you to join us to start the year together with innova on, sustainability and crea vity.

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AYSOR for Innovation “AYSOR for Innova on” is a Na onal Selec on Conference of EYP Armenia, which will discuss social innova on on February 3‐6, 2017 in Yerevan, Armenia. The name of the conference, “AYSOR”, stands for “Ac vate Youth for sustainability: obtaining & rebuilding”. It also is an Armenian word meaning “today”, signifying the commitment of youth to start figh ng against major social challenges by taking steps for social innova on and sustainability. 120 young leaders from over 30 European and Eastern Partnership countries (EaP countries) will come together under the hospitable roof of Yerevan, Armenia. You will appear in a hub of innova ve ideas and solu ons for 4 days gaining vital skills and knowledge for a life me! Hence, join AYSOR for Innova on AND: ● ● ● ● ● ●

Meet your fellow Genera on Z young leaders from over 30 countries, Be a part of innova ve AYSOR Talks with top‐experts in the field, Discuss major social challenges of Horizon2020, Break barriers, and raise your voice for future sustainable and innova ve socie es, Spend 4 unforge able days in the Armenian culture with produc ve and innova ve outcomes, Experience EYP to the fullest in the most innova ve and crea ve way!


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The history of Armenia can be traced back to the establishment of the Armenian Kingdom in the 6th century BC which reached its height under Tigranes the Great, becoming one of the most powerful kingdoms of its me within the region. In 4th century AD, Armenia becomes the 1st country in the world to adopt Chris anity as its state religion, thus pivo ng a new era of cultural prosperity. Armenia lies in the highlands surrounding the Biblical mountains of Ararat, upon which Noah's Ark is said to have come to rest a er the flood. Yerevan, the capital and largest city of Armenia, lies on the edge of the Ararat plain. According to the legend, a er the Deluge, Noah saw a land from the Mount Ararat and cried “Yerevats, Yerevats!”(I see the land), which is believed to be the origin for the city's name. Now Yerevan is a cosy city that has several unique callings such as “the City of Sun” because of its warmth and hospitality as well as for its unique architectural landscape, or “the Pink City” because of the colour of the stone used for buildings ‐ tuff. Being on the crossroads of West and East it has harmoniously combined the best of the two. The city is now proud to introduce its architectural jewels like the Republic Square, the Opera House, the Cascade, as well as numerous galleries, museums and parks. Entertainment, recrea on, night walks with the hospitable company of the residents assures one's en re enjoyment of the flamboyant city life. Thus, 2798‐year‐old Yerevan is pleased to whole‐heartedly welcome all the AYSORians!


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Friday, FEBRUARY 3

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 5

09:00 ‐ 11:00

Arrival of interna onal delegates

08:30 ‐ 9:00

Transfer to Cultural Breakfast venue

11:00 ‐ 13:30

Teambuilding (1)

9:00 ‐ 10:00

Cultural breakfast

13:30 ‐ 14:00

Lunch break

10:00 ‐ 10:30

Transfer to Commi ee Work venue

14:00 ‐ 16:30

Teambuilding (2)

10:30 ‐ 13:30

Commi ee Work (4)

16:30 ‐ 17:30

Free me

13:30 ‐ 14:00

Coffee break

17:30 ‐ 18:00

Transfer to the Opening Ceremony

14:00 ‐ 16:00

Commi ee Work (5)

18:00 ‐ 20:00

Opening Ceremony and AYSOR Talks

16:00 ‐ 16:30

Lunch Break

20:00 ‐ 21:00

Recep on/Networking evening

16:30 ‐ 18:00

GA Prepara ons

18:00 ‐ 19:00

Free me

19:00 ‐ 21:00

Talent night

21:00 ‐ 23:00

Commi ee evening

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 4 09:00 ‐ 12:00

Commi ee Work (1)

12:00 ‐ 12:15

Coffee break

12:15 ‐ 15:00

Commi ee Work (2)

Monday FEBRUARY 6

15:00 ‐ 15:30

Lunch Break

09:00 ‐ 10:00

General Assembly Opening

15:30 ‐ 18:00

Commi ee Work (3)

10:00 ‐ 12:00

General Assembly 1

18:00 ‐ 19:00

Transfer to Eurovillage venue

12:00 ‐ 12:15

Coffee Break

19:00 ‐ 21:00

Eurovillage, Cultural Night

12:15 ‐ 14:15

General Assembly 2

14:15 ‐ 14:30

Lunch break

14:30 ‐ 16:30

General Assembly 3

16:30 ‐ 17:00

Coffee Break

17:00 ‐ 18:00

Closing Ceremony

18:00 ‐ 20:00

Free me

20:00 ‐ 00:00

Farewell Party


TRAVEL INFORMATION VISA: Entry visa to Armenia is not required for a year‐long stay for the na onals of the following countries: the European Union Member States, Andorra, Iceland, Norway, Georgia, Belarus, Russia, Moldova, San Marino, Switzerland, Ukraine, Montenegro, Serbia, Albania. Ci zens of states not men oned above will be required to obtain visa either in the Armenian consulates in their home countries or once they arrive at Zvartnots Interna onal Airport in Yerevan. Details of visa policy of Armenia for your country can be found here: h p://bit.ly/1pVPUt8.

MONEY AND PRICES: Armenian currency is called Dram (AMD), 1 euro = 530 AMD. The daily exchange rate of Armenian dram can be found at www.cba.am. Currency can be easily changed in the banks, supermarkets, special check‐points and there is no quan ty limit. Credit & debit cards are accepted in the shops, stores, hotels, cafes, pubs, etc. In comparison with Central and Western Europe, the prices for most of the goods and services are 3‐4 mes cheaper. Here are some hints: Sandwich – € 0.7‐1.5 1 km, taxi cab – € 0.2 A bo le of water (0.33 l.) – € 0.2 A bo le of wine (0.75 l.) – € 2> Mobile card – € 0.5 Tariff for the mobile cards –€0.02/min for both local and interna onal calls


HOW TO REACH ARMENIA

There are two ways you can use to reach Yerevan, the roadway and airway. Find the detailed informa on below.

AIR WAYS: Flights from Central and Western Europe take from 2.5 to 4 hours; regular flights to Yerevan (h p://www.zvartnots.am/en/) are from Vienna, London, Paris, Minsk, Moscow, Prague, Warsaw, Riga, Amsterdam, Brussels, Frankfurt, Berlin, Kiev, Istanbul etc. The airlines performing flights to Yerevan include Austrian Airlines, Czech Airlines, AirFrance, Aeroflot, Air Bal c, Aerosvit, Aegean Airlines, Ukrainian Interna onal Airlines, AtlasGlobal, etc. For the Polish, Ukranian, Belarusian and Slovak par cipants the cheap way to get to Yerevan is taking Wizz Air budget airlines (h p://wizzair.com/). The la er performs flights from Poland, Ukraine, Lithuania, and Hungary to Kutaisi (a city in Georgia, 5 hour ride to Yerevan) at the rate of € 80‐130 for round‐trip cket. Please also check out the Fly Pegasus low cost airlines (h p://www.flypgs.com/en/default.aspx) that perform flights to Tbilisi (Georgia) with average price of round‐trip cket ranging from € 100‐200, the bus from Tbilisi to Yerevan (the venue of the conference) takes 4‐5 hours and costs € 10 (one way). ROAD WAYS: Buses to Yerevan depart from Thessaloniki, Istanbul, Trabzon with prices ranging from €30 to €70 for one way cket. Buses leave for Yerevan from Tbilisi on the daily basis with the price range €8‐11 for one way cket, the Interna onal railway connec on is also available from Georgia (€12‐20 one way). All the Interna onal Delegates arriving at the airport or railway sta on will be met by the Organising Team and transferred to the Guest House.


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