EU-funded project closes in Gyumri | EUNewsletter

EU-funded project closes in Gyumri

25 July 2019

The closing ceremony of the “First Inclusive Bakery and Coffee Shop in Gyumri” project, which was co-funded by the European Union, Caritas Austria, and the Austrian Development Agency, was held on 19 July in Gyumri. EU Ambassador to Armenia Piotr Świtalski, Governor of Shirak marz Tigran Petrosyan, Gyumri Mayor Samvel Balasanyan, Caritas Austria Programme Manager Robert Moosbrugger and President of “Armenian Caritas” Archbishop Raphael Minassian were present at the event and delivered speeches. Attendees had the opportunity to view a film about the project, as well as receive the report with stories, statistics, and pictures.

Ambassador Świtalski welcomed all the participants: “Thanks to this project a space has been opened to complement the symbols of Gyumri. I am particularly happy today and would like to thank Caritas Austria and the Austrian Development Agency, as well as Armenian Caritas and the Emili Aregak Centre. This is one of the best projects that has been implemented in Gyumri, making the city a better place for people with disabilities. I hope the centre will continue its activities by keeping its good reputation”.

Archbishop Minassian thanked the project implementers: “This ceremony is unique as it is an exceptional opportunity to say that we succeeded. I would like to thank all who were involved in this wonderful project. Also I would like to thank the parents who had the courage to direct their children to the centre and trust Caritas. I would like to thank not only the participants, the donors, but also all our children, who were able to express their abilities with enthusiasm, joy, and smiles”.

“First Inclusive Bakery and Coffee Shop in Gyumri” was co-financed by the European Union, the Austrian Development Cooperation, and Caritas Austria, and implemented by the Emili Aregak Centre of Armenian Caritas. The project had five major components: herbal gardening; training and cooperation; therapeutic handicraft work; public awareness raising and a bakery and coffee shop. The project’s overall objective was to create opportunities to involve young people with disabilities in the labour market. Target groups included youth and adults with disabilities, their parents and the Emili Aregak Day Care Centre for Children with Multiple Disabilities in Gyumri. The total project budget was €300,000, of which the European Union contribution was €269,187.

EU-funded project closes in Gyumri

The closing ceremony of the "First Inclusive Bakery and Coffee Shop in Gyumri" project, which was co-funded by the European Union, Caritas Austria, and the Austrian Development Agency, was held on 19 July in Gyumri. EU Ambassador to Armenia Piotr Świtalski, Governor of Shirak marz Tigran Petrosyan, Gyumri Mayor Samvel Balasanyan, Caritas Austria Programme Manager Robert Moosbrugger and President of “Armenian Caritas” Archbishop Raphael Minassian were present at the event and delivered speeches. Attendees had the opportunity to view a film about the project, as well as receive the report with stories, statistics, and pictures. Ambassador Świtalski welcomed all the participants: "Thanks to this project a space has been opened to complement the symbols of Gyumri. I am particularly happy today and would like to thank Caritas Austria and the Austrian Development Agency, as well as Armenian Caritas and the Emili Aregak Centre. This is one of the best projects that has been implemented in Gyumri, making the city a better place for people with disabilities. I hope the centre will continue its activities by keeping its good reputation". Archbishop Minassian thanked the project implementers: "This ceremony is unique as it is an exceptional opportunity to say that we succeeded. I would like to thank all who were involved in this wonderful project. Also I would like to thank the parents who had the courage to direct their children to the centre and trust Caritas. I would like to thank not only the participants, the donors, but also all our children, who were able to express their abilities with enthusiasm, joy, and smiles". “First Inclusive Bakery and Coffee Shop in Gyumri” was co-financed by the European Union, the Austrian Development Cooperation, and Caritas Austria, and implemented by the Emili Aregak Centre of Armenian Caritas. The project had five major components: herbal gardening; training and cooperation; therapeutic handicraft work; public awareness raising and a bakery and coffee shop. The project’s overall objective was to create opportunities to involve young people with disabilities in the labour market. Target groups included youth and adults with disabilities, their parents and the Emili Aregak Day Care Centre for Children with Multiple Disabilities in Gyumri. The total project budget was €300,000, of which the European Union contribution was €269,187.