Akaki Tsereteli State University
59, Tamar Mephe St, Kutaisi, Georgia
This information is only for confirmed participants.
We expect you to arrive on 27th September to Kutaisi and leave on 29th September 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 Discovery, where there will be a list of accommodated participants. From the hotel, transportation will be organized to the venue of the Barcamp - Akaki Tsereteli State University.
Hotel Discovery, Newport Street, Kutaisi, Georgia
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 Kutaisi 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 Kutaisi 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: Akaki Tsereteli State University, 59, Tamar Mephe St, Kutaisi, Georgia
The program starts on Friday, 27th September, 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 provided important information about the daily program at that time.
The official program ends 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.
For more than 20 years AbkhazIntercont has been working in the regions of Western Georgia implementing various international donor funded projects in the areas of agriculture, capacity building, employment opportunities, income generation and social projects. AIC also conducts consultation services and training courses in business development, financial capacity-building, agro-farming, agro-business management and legal issues.
The vision of AIC is to assist and support marginalized groups and vulnerable populations to become economically independent and valuable members of society. AIC believes that every citizen should have equal access to the rights defined in the Constitution of Georgia.
The mission of AIC is to support sustainable development of small enterprises and farming businesses, to improve social and economic conditions of IDPs and vulnerable populations, and to protect interests of marginalized groups.
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.