"Exchanging Transitions" Seminar
Start date: Dec 3, 2012,
On March 2-8 of 2013 the seminar called “Exchanging Transitions” will bring together 30 young people from 14 countries (Armenia, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine, Belarus, Poland, Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, Estonia, Slovenia, FYRO Macedonia, Bosnia&Herzegovina, Croatia) to a small town Dilijan in Armenia. During these seven days the participants will share with their peers from different regions, countries and backgrounds, their vision of what kind of transition they have, had or are having. Why in one region or country the transition was more successful and in another one it seems to have no end. The main aim of this seminar is to give participants a common understanding of political economic, democratic transitions. The objectives of this project is to strengthen the role and sustainable participation of civil society groups in their respected regions; to provide a space for dialogue and reflection for civil society organizations; a comparative learning from transition processes both within and outside the regions; to provide a space for exchange between various civil society groups, etc.The main added value of this seminar is the composition of the countries and partner organizations of the seminar. Balkans, Baltic countries, ex soviet member states, which nowadays are members of the EU and of course the Eastern Partnership countries which are in a long process of transition and on the way to European integration. The seminar will help the participants to value what they have and to aim high and to work towards the improvement of their realities. The seminar will also host interesting speakers-experts which will present the current processes of the transition of different regions and also the integration processes within Europe. Facilitators from the partner organizations will help to hold productive and deep discussions and sessions.
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