“Practicing Democratic Citizenship. First Time Voters” project will raise the level of awareness of the significance of democratic rules and procedures, as well as will pass a better understanding of the importance of free and fair elections, in general and the role and importance of elections, in particular.
The project will develop a politically mature and informed citizenry as well as enlightened electorate and will guide, empower and encourage first time voters to exercise their rights and participate in the electoral process.
Our guiding principle: YOUR VOTE MATTERS!
How things are going to work in details…
In order to ensure proper conduct of the project, the activities are carried out through cascade methodology.
50 trainers from 50 high schools will participate in 2-day training course on how to pass knowledge to school teachers about democracy, human rights, rule of law, electoral and voting procedures as well as how to conduct election simulation games for schoolchildren who will experience the electoral process for the first time in their schools.
520 high school educators from 50 high schools (minimum 10 educators from each high school) will receive special trainings on modern methodology of civic and voter education for passing on knowledge to pupils by involving them into voting simulation.
10 000 pupils from 50 high schools will be trained and instructed on democratic election procedures, their rights and obligations as voters, as well as empowered to participate in the electoral processes. They will practice their role as citizens in the electoral processes in schools.
“Practicing Democratic Citizenship. First Time Voters” project is implemented by the Yerevan School of Political Studies in cooperation with the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Armenia.
“Practicing Democratic Citizenship. First Time Voters” awareness raising project is part of “Electoral Preparation and Monitoring by Civil Society Organizations in Armenia: Elections for All” project.
The project is funded by the European Union.