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Citizenship education in ENP-countries 2016: selected projects of the focus group members

Thanks to the financial support of the Federal Foreign Office of Germany, it was possible to realize the following projects, as well as others, of the focus group members in 2016. The range of the realized projects is wide; from the publication of civic education on Webacademies to workshops about current political issues and the initiation of strategy processes for the development of civic education in countries of the Eastern Partnership. Here you can find all the reports and documentation of the funded projects:

Armenia

Refugees = Respect and Rights: RRR

Armenia: a peer education project that included the training of young multipliers as well as others with experience in role-play as refugees in flight, which will be re-enacted in youth groups and institutions afterwards.

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Russia

Sharing economy: New perspectives in the development of civic education

Russia: a five day workshop on Sharing Economy with the goal of the development and realisation of their own projects around socially and politically-relevant issues for young people (up to 35 years old) in the region of Krasnodar, Russia (incl. database, website, online-record of the training).

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Ukraine

Seminar for activists of political movements and political parties

Ukraine: the project consisted of two parts; the first part was a practical, two-day workshop and the second part was comprised of the application of skills learned in the workshop, focusing on the preparation and publication of seminar materials for further use in practice. The participants received both theoretical knowledge and developed practical, first-hand skills through political and civil work.

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Ukraine

Support of the acceptance of civic education in Ukraine

Ukraine: the project plans to develop a strategy for the implementation of Citizenship Education in Ukraine and to establish cooperation between the NGOs and governmental structures. To implement this, the working group—consisting of representatives of different regions and institutions—will develop a strategy paper in a number of meetings in order to participate in a series of panel debates and public feedback.

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Armenia

Trainings on the Democratic Citizenship in Armenia

Armenia: there was the implementation of four workshops for young scientists, students, pupils, journalists and young administrative staff. The topic was "Democratic Citizenship" and it addressed issues such as human rights, both on an individual and societal level. Value systems, gender and age roles, democratic principles, citizenship education, civil society, participatory democracy, election campaigns, regional administration and civil law were some of the topics discussed.

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Belarus

Webacademy for local activists in Belarus

Belarus: the project recorded and published four video tutorials for initiatives and engaged citizens with issues such as the responsibilities of parliamentarians, implementation of advocacy-campaigns, the formulation of requests to administration and policy, and contact with administrative employees.

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Armenia

Re.Action!

Armenia: training of young multipliers from rural areas in Armenia on issues related to non-violence. This includes non-violent protests, support of competences of peace-building and the fight against ultra-nationalism, support of critical thinking and the responsible consumption of media information.

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Belarus

Knowledge Sharing Workshops Grodno

Belarus: the implementation of three knowledge-sharing workshops (a kind of "festival" of civic education in which NGOs and interested people can offer their own workshops) as well as PR-training for NGOs in Grodno. The establishment of an online events calendar for all events from the local educational initiatives in Grodno.

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Moldova

The business of business is society – international hub for future social entrepreneurs in Moldova

Moldova: 12 citizenship educators from Ukraine, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Russia, Belarus, Bulgaria, Germany and Moldova will participate in this event. Moldova will host a 6 days workshop on the issue of social entrepreneurship and its relevance to citizenship education. The participants will create concrete methods and plans for future execution. The outcomes will be presented through an English-language video. The workshop is docked on a fair on social entrepreneurship.

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Georgia

Promote Eco-conscious Citizenry among Youth for Waste-free Georgia

Georgia: training of young multipliers from schools in the regional and rural area on the issues of sustainability through various examples—such as that of proper handling of waste as well as project management. The multipliers (self pupils) are expected to found eco-clubs in their schools and offer workshops for other pupils. The work of the eco-club will be supported by the project.

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Belarus

Citizenship - that can be learned

Belarus: the aim of the project is the further training of citizenship educators and public relations on citizenship education. The first part of the project is a four-day training for teachers and citizenship educators. Along with receiving guidance on issues such as project management and public relations, the exchange and development of new projects will be explored. The second part of the project focuses on journalists; a four-day press tour will be held in which the endeavors of different Belarusian NGOs from the health care, educational and social sectors will be presented. As a result, the participants will become encouraged and qualified to report on issues like civil engagement and citizenship education.

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Armenia

Community Newspaper Armenia

Armenia: the development of a local newspaper that informs citizens about cultural events and offers a platform for the voices of people from rural areas to be heard on the issue of urban development. The newspaper will be managed by young people not only as a means of collecting experiences on the journalistic sector but also as a way of assuming social responsibility. Journalistic and organizational skills will be transferred to a group of ca. 25 young people, some of whom may already have some foundational skills in these areas through their backgrounds in cultural and civic spheres. With these trainings the founding stone for the first editions of the local newspaper is laid. The number of editions will increase with the coming months.

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