Vanadzor Technological Center
12, Shinararneri St, Vanadzor, Armenia
This information is only for confirmed participants.
We expect you to arrive on 13th April to Vanadzor and leave on 15th April in the afternoon. If you need to arrive earlier or leave later because of a long distance from/to your destination, please let us know and we will seek a solution.
You will be accommodated in Hotel Kirovakan or in Pambak Camp. In both places, there will be a list of accommodated participants. From the camp, transportation will be organized to the venue of the Barcamp - Vanadzor Technological Center.
Hotel KIROVAKAN, Mashtots st. 1 , Vanadzor, Armenia
Camp Aramian, Pambak, Armenia
WHAT IS A BARCAMP?
Briefly, we can characterize it as an open, participatory workshop-like event, the content of which is provided by the participants - for example open discussions, presentations of interesting campaigns, projects, programs, initiatives and other forms of sharing information and experience. Three programs will take place at the same time during the event, always in smaller groups (for better interaction). Most of the presentations and workshops will repeat twice during the barcamp. Participants choose those parts of the program that are interesting for them.
There is not a big difference between the trainers/lecturers and the participants at the barcamp. When the lecturers are not giving a presentation, they become participants and actively attend the rest of the program.
The program of the barcamp in Vanadzor includes two "open windows" on Sunday. You can apply with your topic and if you get enough votes, one of the "open windows" will be available for your presentation, workshop, lecture or discussion.
The BarCamp in Vanadzor focuses on civic activism and campaigning. Most of the presentations, workshops and discussions in the program are related to these topics.
You can find more detailed information about the concept of a barcamp and its history for example here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BarCamp.
PROGRAM OF THE BARCAMP
The address of the venue is: Vanadzor Technological Centrum, 12, Shinararneri St, Vanadzor, Armenia
The program starts on Friday, 13th April, at 9.00 (registration). On Saturday and Sunday it starts at 10.00 but we strongly recommend you to be present at 9.30 because we will be providing important information about the daily program at that time.
The official program finishes at 17.00 on Friday and Saturday and at 16.00 on Sunday.
During the BarCamp, there will be some practical lessons. If you are interested in these practical lessons, it would be useful for you to have your own computer and some photos you can use during these lessons, as well as a cell phone.
We expect you to participate in the program as much as possible, as that will contribute to the best benefit for all.
FOOD AND REFRESHMENT
Breakfast is provided as part of the accommodation in hotels.
Lunch as well as dinner will be provided in buffet style at the venue of the BarCamp.
During the BarCamp, refreshments such as coffee and tea will be provided.
All meals provided within the BarCamp will be vegetarian. This reflects the principles of Independent Social Ecological Movement - NESEHNUTI, which besides other social and ecological topics also works on the protection of the rights of animals and during the event, which NESEHNUTI organizes, only vegan or vegetarian catering is provided.
Helsinki Citizen's Assembly Vanadzor
Helsinki Citizens' Assembly-Vanadzor is a non-political, non-religious, non-profit NGO, which unites individuals who acknowledge the supreme principles of democracy, tolerance, pluralism and human rights as values. The vision of HCA Vanadzor is to form a society based on the supreme values of human dignity, democracy and peace. The mission of HCA Vanadzor is the promotion and support of civil initiatives, strengthening of rights protection and peace-building activities on regional and national levels.
HCA Vanadzor functions in the following spheres: protection of human rights, civil initiatives and advocacy, peace-building. In order to implement its activities HCA Vanadzor carries out discussions, seminars, public hearings, (joint) public actions, trainings legal actions, civil participation, publications, studies/research, monitoring, lobbying, involvement of mass media, TV and radio discussion and debates.
NESEHNUTI is a Czech social ecological non-governmental organisation working above all based on the conviction that ecological and social problems have common causes and consequences, and must therefore be solved taking this into consideration.
The Initiative Way is a program supporting active people abroad, especially, although not only, in the South Caucasus and Ukraine. We help local activists strengthen civil society and protect human rights, the environment, the rights of the disadvantaged and minorities as well as animal rights. We support those who increase the level of freedom and civic participation and we do so regardless of the status of the territories where they work.
The Barcamp is organized with the financial support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic - Programme of Transition Promotion Policy and The Open Society Foundations and George Soros.