The Social Leader Forum 2014 has started with the Kick-off Meeting in Georgia from April 24 to April 29.
23 fellows from civil society initiatives, public institutions and the business sector from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Russia and Turkey met at the beautiful lake of Bazeleti. They discussed the social challenges and ways of social innovations and cross-sector cooperations in the region.
Additionally, the meeting was supported by guest lectures of the Regional Director for the Caucasus and Turkey of DVV international,Martin Klingenberg, alumni of the Carl Friedrich Goerdeler- Kolleg from Georgia and Mariam Kobalia from the Eurasia Partnership Foundation.
Main part of the meeting was the matching and planning of the work visits. Here, two to three fellows teamed up to design a one week cross-border/cross-sector visit. In these work visits, the fellows have the chance to get to know the working field of their partners, exchange on best practice and develop plans for a future cooperations.
The work visits will take place between May and September and will be evaluated at the Final Reflecting Meeting from September 24 to 28 in Turkey.
Baku, January 2014 –The call for applications for 'Time for Diversity', the country program in Azerbaijan has been launched and is open until March 17. For further information as well as the application form (in Azerbaijani) please access here. For specific questions, please contact coordination management team via Zarif Bakirova: bakirova[at]joint-civic-education.net
Berlin, October 2013 - How to connect sustainable development education with the promotion of civil engagement? The handbook on environment and civil engagement, produced in the framework of EcoLab - the Armenian country program, is online available. The print version will be launched in November.
Berlin, September 2013 - Urban Development through Cultural Activities and Cross-Sector Collaboration is the focus of the program 'Actors of Urban Change', launched by Robert Bosch Stiftung in cooperation with MitOst e.V., both being also partners within Joint Civic Education.
It targets actors from the cultural scene, the administration and the public sector that form a cross-sector team of three for the implementation of a local project. Application deadline is October 27, 2013.
For more information go here.
Georgia, September 2013 - If you want to get involved outside Joint Civic Education: the project “Art Reflection” is starting to move around Georgia in search for young artists living in regions of the country. “Art Reflection” has entered its active preparation phase and the project team has already organized an information meeting in Tserovani public school, where youth of different ages got a chance to hear what actually “Art Reflection” is about? For more information about the project you can visit its facebook page.
Berlin, September 2013 - Joint Civic Education and its impact have been assessed by the Centre for Social Investment at the University of Heidelberg. In order to get an impression of our work and impact in the region, please find the publication of the Analysis of the Impact of a Community and Democracy Education Programme in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Russia and Turkey here.
Qazax, August 2013 - The first fellows' project of Get Started in Azerbaijan took place in August 2013 in Qazax. A summer camp was organized for the 8-9 grade students in the rayon of Qazax, in the border region with Georgia. During three days children from different villages of Qazaz were given trainings on the topics of leadership, debating, volunteerism and active life style. The highlight of the summer camp were art-craft classes given by the project coordinator Chichek Jafarli.
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