As a result of cooperation with the Ministry of Nature Protection of the Republic of Armenia and a number of international and local environmental organizations, the EPIC project decided to establish a platform that will create a community of young ecologists and unite not only ethnic Armenians but also numerous foreign students interested in ecology, environmental science or other related specialties, who also have certain knowledge both at amateur and professional levels. The program consists of theoretical (lectures, seminars, discussions, etc.) and practical (extracurricular thematic excursions, research and experimental work) parts. In addition to the above sections, it is planned to conduct scientific and creative work on three projects:
Project 1 - Mapping on pollution (water, aquatic environment).A geographic map with text descriptions will be developed. The development of the map will use the latest technologies, applications and programs. This will allow the user to find out which country is the most "green", in which countries there are environmental problems and if these problems entail serious threats and challenges. In the end, methods and priorities for solutions will be proposed.
Project 2 - Mapping on "The Biodiversity of Armenia". With the help of GIS, students will map the flora and fauna of a particular territory of Armenia, identify the most interesting natural places and protected natural areas of the country.
Project 3 - Eco-Tour Package. During the scientific excursions, students will have the opportunity to develop their own eco-tour packages for Armenia and will subsequently apply these skills in their respective countries. The package will include the most important observation points for birds and other objects that are attractive from a natural point of view. The excursion will also include the monitoring of endemic species of plants and animals, as well as species included in the Red Book of Armenia.