On January 28 and 29, 2017,over 40 members of AGBU Europe leadership came together in Brussels for an AGBU Europe Summit to develop a plan for the implementation of the region’s strategy for the next five years.
Language and Heritage is-one of the four pillars of AGBU Europe’s strategy and strengthening e-learning opportunities via the Armenian Virtual College is the key decision associated with this pillar. One of the four workshops of this summit had been dedicated to this pillar and its realization. Dr. Yervant Zorian, the AVC Founder, moderated this dedicated workshop at the summit.. The participants viewed the online educational program offered by AVC as a most valuable solution for the preservation of linguistic and cultural heritage among Armenians in Europe. During the active brain storm sessions, Dr. Zorian discussed AVC’s vision as well as the role that e-learning could play in reaching out to the Armenians in the Diaspora. The participants identified numerous opportunities in Europe that can help meet the Language and Heritage needs
In addition to strengthening of e-learning opportunities with AVC, the three other workshops of the summit covered the development of the campaign for the European Union Engagement in Nagorno-Karabakh; the promotion of civil society in Armenia; and the continuation of the Goriz leadership seminars.