PROGRAM

Friday, 27 September 2019

9.30-10.00

registration of the participants

10.00-11.00

Opening speeches, introduction (Conference room)

11.00-11.45

Daria Dobrynina 

CAMPAIGN "Kherson - a territory free from violence" Thanks to the successful implementation in 2017 of the Campaign "Kherson - a territory free from violence" aimed at combatting violence in the city of Kherson (Ukraine), a center for women who had become victims of violence was opened in 2019... [֎ - you can find more information about the lecturer here: TRAINERS ]

12.00-12.45

Lilit Kalantaryan

Civil society is dedicated to solving problems. As civic activists, we raise issues and come up with solutions. However, we are often misunderstood and suffer from a lack of trust... ֎ 

11.00-11.45

Jaroslav Valuch

Public online space and social media in particular are no longer the space of openness, collaboration and innovation that we once hoped for... [֎ - you can find more information about the lecturer here: TRAINERS ]



12.00-12.45

Baia Pataraia

"Empower women via social campaigns" This session will be led by Georgian women's activist Baia Pataraia based on the best practices of Georgian Women's Movement and Union ֎

11.00-11.45

Borys Kudar

Investigative journalism and advocacy campaigns on the Black Sea coast. Including cross-border investigations conducted jointly by the Mykolayiv and Prague Centers for Investigative Reporting... [֎ - you can find more information about the lecturer here: TRAINERS ]  


12.00-12.45

Mariam Kvaratskhelia

The workshop with Ma-riam Kvaratskhelia will focus on Tbilisi Pride 2019 campaigns... ֎

13.00-14.00 Lunch in the dining room


14.00-14.45

Iryna Sopilniak

Secrets to Successful Campaigns Focusing on Transfer to Renewable Energy Sources..֎

15.00-15.45

Archil Elbakidze & Inga Imedadze

Problems of former pris-oners and probationers in Georgia. State policy and the role of NGOs in their rehabilitation... ֎

14.00-14.45

Orkhan Mamad

HamamTimes, Meydan TV, social media & inter-net activism... ֎

15.00-

Tadeáš Žďárský

(two blocks)

How to sustain a community

Palacky is a student initiative that aims to transform their institution into an environmentally sustainable one. Tadeas, one of its co-founders will present their campaign, projects and activities. In the second half of the workshop, there will be a facilitated sharing on the topic of how to sustain an active, engaged community. ... ֎

14.00-

Marta Kotecká Misíková

(two blocks)

Good listening helps good understanding. It can im-prove your internal com-munication within the team as well as negotia-tions or conflict resolu-tion elsewhere. What is most difficult about lis-tening? Is being silent enough to listen? You can try, and find out during this interactive work-shop. You will learn how active listening works... ֎

16.00-16.45

Aliona Marchkova

Information constructors of social illusions

The modern information field is oversaturated with various contradic-tory messages that can change the trajectory of information, change its shade, and build com-pletely new information connections.... ֎


19.45 - Departure of a bus from the hotel to the party (for the participants not from Kutaisi)

20.00 - Joint party (the venue will be specified during the first day)

Saturday, 28 September 2019

9.30-10.00 

Introduction of the day

10.00-10.45

Daria Dobrynina

CAMPAIGN "Kherson - a territory free from violence" Thanks to the successful implementation in 2017 of the Campaign "Kherson - a territory free from violence" aimed at combatting violence in the city of Kherson (Ukraine), a center for women who had become victims of violence was opened in 2019... ֎

11.00-11.45

Archil Elbakidze & Inga Imedadze

Problems of former prisoners and probationers in Georgia. State policy and the role of NGOs in their rehabilitation... ֎



12.00-12.45

Borys Kudar

Investigative journalism and advocacy campaigns on the Black Sea coast. Including cross-border investigations conducted jointly by the Mykolayiv and Prague Centers for Investigative Reporting... ֎

10.00-10.45

Orkhan Mamad

HamamTimes, Meydan TV, social media & internet activism... ֎




11.00-

Marta Kotecká Misíková 

(two blocks)

Good listening helps good understanding. It can improve your internal communication within the team as well as negotiations or conflict resolution else-where. What is most difficult about listening to? Is being silent enough to listen? You can try, and find out during this interactive workshop. You will learn how active listening works... ֎

10.00-10.45

Ani Khachatryan

More than a year ago, Jermuk community members started a blockade of the Amulsar gold-mining project site and didn't allow mining operations to begin... ֎



11.00-

Radek Kubala

(two blocks)

How can a radical grass-roots initiative help in fighting climate change and is it possible to bring this strategy also to the Caucasus?... ֎


13.00-14.00 Lunch in the dining room

14.00-14.45

Aliona Marchkova

Information constructors of social illusions

The modern information field is oversaturated with various contradictory messages that can change the trajectory of information, change its shade, and build completely new information connections... ֎

15.00-15.45

Open window 

open MIC



16.00-16.45

Lilit Kalantaryan

Civil society is dedicated to solving problems. As civic activists, we raise issues and come up with solutions. However, we are often misunderstood and suffer from a lack of trust... ֎

14.00-14.45 

Mariam Kvaratskhelia

The workshop with Mariam Kvaratskhelia will focus on Tbilisi Pride 2019 campaigns... ֎




15.00-

Radek Kubala 

(two blocks)

How can a radical grassroots initiative help in fighting climate change and is it possible to bring this strategy also to the Caucasus?... ֎ 

14.00-14.45

Baia Pataraia

"Empower women via social campaigns" This session will be led by Georgian women's activist Baia Pataraia based on the best practices of Georgian Women's Movement and Union "Sapari"... ֎


15.00-

Joseph Alexander Smith 

(two blocks)

This walk through the capital city of the Imereti region will highlight the good, the bad AND the ugly in urban development interventions over the years... ֎


20.00 Dinner in the dining room

Sunday, 29 September 2019

9.30-10.00

Introduction of the day

10.00-10.45

Camila Mamedova 

A movie: Married at 16... ֎ (David Pipia, Volha Deksnis)  


11.00-11.45

Open window



12.00-12.45

Open window

10.00-

Joseph Alexander Smith 

(two blocks)

This walk through the capital city of the Imereti region will highlight the good, the bad AND the ugly in urban development interventions over the years... ֎





12.00-12.45

Ani Khachatryan

More than a year ago, Jermuk community members started a blockade of the Amulsar gold-mining project site and didn't allow mining operations to begin... ֎.

10.00-

Tadeáš Žďárský

 (two blocks)

How to sustain a community

Palacky is a student initiative that aims to transform their institution into environmentally sustainable one. Tadeas, one of its co-founders will present their campaign, projects and activities. In the second half of the workshop, there will be a facilitated sharing on the topic of how to sustain an active, en-gaged community. ... ֎

12.00-12.45

Open window


13.00-14.00 Lunch in the dining room

14.00-14.45

For the time being free

14.00-14.45

Jaroslav Valuch

Public online space and social media in particular are no longer the space of openness, collaboration and innovation that we once hoped for... ֎

14.00-14.45

Iryna Sopilniak

Secrets to Successful Campaigns Focusing on Transfer to Renewable Energy Sources... ֎


15.00-16.00 Closing of the BarCamp, certificate ceremony Conference room


TOPICS

share

meet 

learn

show

point

write

UGLY WALK

Trainer : Joseph Alexander Smith

This walk through the capital city of Imereti region will highlight the good, the bad AND the ugly in urban development interventions over the years. It will take us from the embattled urban green spaces of this former capital of the Kutaisi Governate in the 19th century, to the cultural and industrial sites of the communist period, to the relics of post-Soviet decline, the Saakashvili-era facelift and current urban development practice. This walking tour will look at issues such as local urban activism, local self-government in practice, building permits and cultural heritage preservation policy.

SMART COMMUNICATION

Trainer: Lilit Kalantaryan

Shortest way to overcome challenges

Civil society is dedicated to solving problems. As civic activists, we raise issues and come up with solutions. However, we are often misunderstood and suffer from a lack of trust.

Every day we have to overcome the challenges of changing societies, technologies and adapt to new realities. The best way to overcome such challenges is through smart and creative communication, combined with the targeted promotion of our work.

How do some projects that tackle bold issues never make it beyond an organization's website whereas other, softer projects sometimes go viral?

We will try to solve this puzzle together through the study of specific examples. Why is communication significant? Who are we speaking to? What language do we use, and through whom and how do we tell our stories? We will discuss all of this at the Barcamp. See you there!

Countering hate and polarization through media literacy

Trainer: Jaroslav Valuch

Public online space and social media, in particular, are no longer the space of openness, collaboration and innovation that we once hoped for. It became a digital battlefield where hatred, aggression and polarization thrive. Many actors, including the populist initiatives and politicians, have learned how to skillfully exploit the automatic algorithms that ensure our constant attention and engagement. They use it to promote their ideology and/or gain financial profit. Almost any vital topic - from human rights, migration, climate change to intergenerational relations - gets twisted into a cultural battle that splits our communities and even families. The disinformation and fake news embolden the feeling that no source can be trusted today and that the search for facts and truth is futile. This drives people to more personal channels of communication such as emails, messengers, facebook groups and further closes them in echo chambers and information silos. The fear of these trends triggers the need to find solutions that often, however, can be overblown and can cause further harm and play into the hands of the disinformation actors. So how should we help our communities to navigate in the current information chaos and be more resilient to conflict and manipulations? Media literacy seems to be one of the strategies that could help in this process. It has its caveats that we need to be fully aware of, though. We will explore its potential with Jaroslav Valuch in his session. 

Empower women via social campaigns

Trainer: Baia Pataraia

This session will be led by Georgian women's activist Baia Pataraia based on the best practices of the Georgian Women's Movement and union "Sapari". The speaker will share successes and failures of various campaigns and analyze the most common mistakes and the ways how to avoid them. The session contains practical exercise on planing the campaign.

Information constructors of social illusions

Trainer: Aliona Marchkova

The modern information field is oversaturated with various contradictory messages that can change the trajectory of information, change its shade, and build completely new information connections. In such messages, methods of disinformation and disorientation, methods of appeal to stereotypes and attitudes are actively used, which distorts our idea of reality. We will talk about how information constructors work and what impact manipulative practices have on the transformation of our social ties. 

A movie: Married at 16

A discussion with Kamila Mamedova, David Pipia

Annotation: 27- year-old Natiya Beridze lives with her 8-year-old daughter and husband in the village of Khikhani, Marneuli municipality, which is only 15 kilometers away from Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia. The region is replete with refugees, ethnic and religious minorities, living under their own rules and traditions. The girl finished only 9 years of school and got married, as it was a custom in her family. She thought she would be happy in the wedlock. However, already on the fortieth day of marriage, her husband started systemati-cally beating her. Five years ago, after he kicked her in the stomach, Natiya underwent five surgeries, all-female parts of her body were cut out, she cannot have children, or work, due to health reasons. Natiya doesn't work, neither does her husband. They live on a 64-dollar allowance as Abkhazian refugees. Natiya wants to leave her husband but she doesn't know how. In her environment, it is not accepted to be a single woman - this is considered bad. So she lives and endures. The girl decided to reveal her story, hoping her life would change for the better after the publication of this material.

WORLD CAFÉ

World Café is a method of sharing experiences in small circles, simulating a café environment and creating a safe place to talk about more-difficult topics. It is a structured conversational process for knowledge sharing in which groups of people discuss a topic at several tables, with individuals switching tables periodically.

OPEN WINDOW

The program of BarCamp will include several "open windows" that the participants can use for their own seminars, workshops and presentations. The blocks should be as interactive as possible and should last 45 minutes including the concluding discussion. If you are interested in this option you can send us a proposal via the online application.

OPEN MIC

As part of one of the open windows, we will organize an open mic session, where anybody from the participants can present and share his/her experience. Get ready and prepare your presentation! 

Each presentation should be for 7 minutes.