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"Active Civic Participation and Leadership" Programme

Wednesday, 02 December 2015

The first module of the training "Active Civic Participation and Leadership Programme" developed by Platform AGORA and the Bulgarian School of Politics "Dimitry Panitza" within the project „Life Changing Challenges" will be held in Sofia from December 03rd to December 06th, 2015. The program combines theory and practice, lectures and exercises and the topics of the lectures are based on the carried out research of the participants' training needs. The covered fields are local policies, civic participation, leadership, interaction between the governing and the civil sector, etc. Significant part of the training would be the discussions and the debates between the participants. The program includes special study cases developed having in mind the problems the training participants are committed to find solutions to and present them back to the communities. The participants will be trained in various skills: working in a team, communication skills, stakeholders' analysis, creating tree of problems and tree of decisions, negotiation and conflict management. As a whole the group would gain knowledge and skills necessary for the leaders of today and thus would more actively and efficiently get involved in the development of local policies, decision making and local communities problem solving.

Special guests at the first training module will be Mr. Ivan Velkov, Deputy-Chairperson of the Metropolitan Municipal Council and Mr. Rumen Pehlivanov, Mayor of Rudozem Municipality.

Platform AGORA and the Bulgarian School of Politics "Dimitry Panitza" in partnership with 12 Chitalishta from all over the country work for supporting the local communities and leaders in building mechanisms for decision making within the communities, thus increasing the citizens' participation in the decision making process. The project is financed by the NGO Programme under the European Economic Area Financial Mechanism (2009 - 2014).

 

This document is created with the financial support of the NGO Programme in Bulgaria under the Financial Mechanism of the European Economic Area. The contents of this publication are the sole responsibility of Association "Platform AGORA" and can in no way be taken to reflect the official views of the Financial Mechanism of the European Economic Area and the Operator of the NGO Programme in Bulgaria.

 

 

 



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