What does it mean to be civically engaged?
And how to do that?Let's share our experience with civic campaigns!
Let's discuss the topics that are currently important for our communities.
Meet! Share! Act!
A barcamp is a platform where everyone can share ideas about civic engagement.
Come and meet those who stood behind important social changes and become one of them.
The Barcamp starts on Friday and lasts until Sunday. These three days will be full of experiences - sharing and thinking about how to perform civic campaings, how to protect human rights and nature, how to start media and much more.
You can choose the lectures and workshops based on your interest, or submit for an open mic and speak up, or ask the others for advice! Each lecturer will appear twice during the weekend so you should be able to attend all parts of the program important for you.
The barcamp will take place in Vanadzor from 13 to 15 April 2018.
Anybody from Armenia or Georgia who is active in civil society is invited to apply for participation.
Attendants and lecturers from other places are invited individually by the organizing team due limited capacity and air travel costs.
For registration, please submit your application form no later than 16 March 2018. We will inform you about your participation after 21 March 2018.
We invite some of those who stood behind successful campaigns in Armenia, Georgia, Czechia, Russia or Abkhazia to come and share with us their knowledge, experience and energy.
A barcamp, however, is a special form of a non-conference focused on sharing competencies through informal education, where the division between a trainer and a participant fades away. So everyone is invited to be the driving force of the mutual process of learning.
Here you can find some of the photos from
the BarCamp Kutaisi 2017.
More pictures and videos are coming up.
As a part of Civic Barcamp Vanadzor 2018, there is also possibility to ask for microgrant to support your civic initiative or campaign in different fields through program The Initiative Way, which is a program aimed at supporting pro-active people in Armenia.