On January 28 and 29, 40 members of AGBU Europe—representing 13 European countries—met in Brussels for an AGBU Europe Summit during which members of the AGBU Europe Executive Committee, chapters and Young Professionals (YP) groups developed a plan for the implementation of the district’s strategy for the next five years.
Participants took part in four workshops organized around the four pillars of AGBU Europe’s strategy: language and heritage; leadership and influence; network platform for stewardship; and prosperity for Armenia. “AGBU has reinvented itself to better serve its founding principles and is making use of a strategy that allows it to envision a future. The structure of the organization is smoother and more dynamic, which has also increased its capacity to quickly make decisions and react to events,” said Haik Khanamiryan, member of the AGBU Europe Executive Committee.
The discussions resulted in measurable action plans to implement the goals of the strategy and move forward, including the development of the campaign for the European Union Engagement in Nagorno-Karabakh; the promotion of civil society in Armenia; the strengthening e-learning opportunities with the Armenian Virtual College; and the continuation of the Goriz leadership seminars.
“It was an amazing weekend filled with dynamic work and a great sense of unity,” says Nadia Gortzounian, President of AGBU Europe. “I was truly moved by the deep commitment among the younger participants towards the Armenian nation and look forward to the next summit early next year.”
For more information on AGBU Europe, please visit www.agbueurope.org.
Established in 1906, AGBU (www.agbu.org) is the world's largest non-profit Armenian organization. Headquartered in New York City, AGBU preserves and promotes the Armenian identity and heritage through educational, cultural and humanitarian programs, annually touching the lives of some 500,000 Armenians around the world.
For more information about AGBU and its worldwide programs, please visit www.agbu.org