Yerevan Hosts European Youth Card Conference


May 12, 2010 – 20:49 AMT 15:49 GMT

The 26th annual conference of the European Youth Card association
kicked off in Yerevan on May 12. The conference brought together
representatives from 38 countries to present the association’s
achievements, implemented programs and problems of the European youth.

Armenian Prime Minister Tigran Sargsyan sent a complimentary
address, which reads: "Armenians have been aware of limitation of
travel freedom since the soviet times. Independence has provided
us with the opportunity of travel freedom and integration into the
European system. Unfortunately, the war that started after gaining
the independence again restricted this freedom. However, Armenia has
passed this test and became EU member in 2001."

Bazaar Card event will take place within the framework of the
conference in Yerevan. It will provide participants with the
opportunity to exchange experience, discuss problems and share
creative ideas.

The European Youth Card program was established in 1998 in Portugal.

It aims to provide social and economic assistance to young people up
to the age of 30 through the issuing of the EURO.

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