During the 1st International Aramean Young Leadership Training Programme (2011) at the EYC in Strasbourg (France), the participants shared their expectations and goals for the Academy. It was they who greatly contributed to the draft of the aims and the mission statement of the WCA YA.
The aims of the WCA Youth Academy are:
- to build a solid socio-political and cultural infrastructure for the Aramean youth in the Diaspora;
- to connect with the youth and make them aware of the importance of the WCA’s mission and activities;
- to promote the United Nations, Council of Europe and European Union values, charters, conventions, resolutions, treaties and values, particularly if they apply to the Arameans;
- to find talented young leaders with the intention of training, preparing and guiding them as the next generation of leaders in the local, national and international organisations of the Aramean people.
“The WCA Youth Academy is committed to educate the Aramean youth about its identity and equip them with modern leadership skills, within the framework of the core values and charters of the United Nations, the European Union and the Council of Europe, in order to prepare them as the envisioned Aramean leaders of the future.”