SCOPE - Preparation Meeting
A multi - layer project
Deadline for the registration and flight booking - May 20
'Strengthening Youth Capacity for Conflict Management'
Preparation Meeting in Tbilisi, Georgia, June 12-16, 2017
More Mosaic is a non-governmental organization based in Stockholm, Sweden. Its aims are to promote academic, cultural and political exchange, to participate in the discussion about European citizenship and to serve as a platform for meaningful collaboration between Sweden, EU and other actors beyond former geopolitical borders.
Founded in 2013 as Active Ukrainians in Europe, it developed by exchanging experiences over the years, becoming more multicultural and inclusive.
Updating without losing its origins, More Mosaic’s mission is the exchange of best practices with other countries’ civil society’s representatives, the spread of democratic principles and the involvement of youth workers in activities enhancing the European Union’s values.
Armenian Progressive Youth
APY is a non-profit, non-political organization aiming to support, inspire and engage young people from Armenia and all over the world to develop their social leadership skills, to take their civic responsibility and to act as change-makers. Through our projects, initiatives and non-formal education tools we help young people to succeed, ensuring that they develop their knowledge, skills, attitudes and competences to fit to the modern world.
Our organization believes that progressive, educated, skillful, open-minded and engaged young people possess all the power to become actors of change in Armenia and beyond. Because youth is not only the future, but the present!
The trainers and invited experts will share practical and theoretical knowledge on the topics, through plenary sessions, workshops, processes & interactive exercises and other non-formal educational methods.
We want to encourage peer learning and inspire youth workers to discuss follow-up and take action in their own countries following the 4 phases of the project. Moreover, during the project special attention will be paid to developing skills and competencies of the youth workers that are needed for conflict prevention and resolution.
The project consists of four parts:
1) Preparation meeting in Tbilisi, Georgia, June – 3 working days,
2) Training Course for Youth Workers in Yerevan, Armenia, August – 7 working days,
3) Local initiatives in participating countries, September – November,
4) Evaluation Seminar in Belgrade, Serbia, November – 5 working days.
The main activities of the three-day meeting in Tbilisi will be:
- Team building and cooperation fostering activities;
- Getting to know the needs and profiles of the partner organizations;
- Presentation of the program: aims, methods;
- Development of the time-line of the project activities;
- Selection of participants and the preparation process;
- Division of the roles and responsibilities between the partners;
- Visit to the office of the Georgian partner – Creative Development Centre;
- Study Visit to The Caucasian House;
- Plans for future, communication and deadlines;
- Evaluation of the Planning Meeting.
The project's general aims
The objectives of the entire Capacity Building Project are the following:
-To develop awareness about personal concepts and believes one has about conflict and habitual ways to react to the conflict;
-To identify effective methods that help to prevent and/or transform conflict through fostering non-violent communication;
-To gain knowledge on key concepts, such as conflict management, conflict transformation, conflict resolution, inner belief systems and non-violent communication;
-To gain tools for non-violent communication and conflict transformation;
-To exchange best practices in relation to youth work and conflict, inter-religious and cultural dialogue;
-To help participants reflect on the competence needed for using different tools to develop dialogue;
-To raise awareness of risk factors under which conflicts tend to arise;
-To facilitate networking between participants and develop new projects dealing with conflict resolution and peace-building.
About the Accomodation
Tbilisi is the capital and the largest city of Georgia. Its location on the crossroads between Europe and Asia and its historical background of multiple cultural, ethnic, and religious influences make this city the perfect location to foster a discussion about peace-building and conflict transformation.
The Georgians do not fit into any of the main ethnic categories of Europe or Asia: Georgia is famous for its specific cultural traditions, language, landscapes, wines, cuisine, national dances and music.
Accomodation and food are provided by the programme. The logistics of the meeting will be organized by Georgian and Armenian partners.
8 Ninoshvili Str., Chugureti, Tbilisi, Georgia, 0102
Housed in a former soviet sewing factory in the old historic part of Tbilisi, Fabrika Tbilisi features a unique design and architecture with its aged concrete walls enhanced with industrial elements.
How to get there
First option: bus + metro
Map 1: from the airport to the main road – Rustaveli street
From the international airport (Tbilisi-Shota Rustaveli) you can take bus n.37 (big blue one, the stop is besides McDonald's building) to Rustaveli Metro station.
Rustaveli metro station is one stop from Marjanishvili metro station (the hostel's stop)
Map 2: from Marjanishvili metro to Fabrika Hostel
After walking out of the station, turn left to Marjanishvili street and walk straight. Pass the blue church, turn right and in about 150 meters you will see a big building covered in wall paintings which is Fabrika.
Second option: order a taxi transfer directly from the airport
Second option: contact the hotel to order a taxi transfer directly from the airport.
The driver will be waiting for you with a sign and take you to Fabrika. The price for that is 40GEL+18% VAT per car. The hotel will need your flight number and arrival time.
Arrival June 12 - Departure: June 16
Reimbursement of the travel costs will only be done after submitting all original tickets, receipt/invoices, boarding passes and later sending of the return documents and boarding passes. Save the boarding passes from your airport check-in as well. Please, be aware that in case you lose any invoices or tickets we will not be able to reimburse the cost. Reimbursement will be done in EURO, regardless of the currency indicated on your ticket and receipt/invoice according to the official currency exchange rate of European Commission http://ec.europa.eu/budget/contracts_grants/info_contracts/inforeuro/inforeuro_en.cfm
Important: the reimbursement of travel costs for participants will be done via transfer to one bank account, providing we receive all original travel documents within two months after the training.
Travel grants per person:
Armenia – 180 EUR
Estonia – 360 EUR
Georgia – 20 EUR
Greece – 275 EUR
Lituania – 360 EUR
Macedonia – 275 euro
Poland – 360 EUR
Russian Federation – 530 EUR
Serbia – 275 EUR
Sweden – 360 EUR
Turkey – 275 EUR
Ukraine – 275 EUR
You are welcome to consult with us before purchasing the tickets via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Arrival logistics and insurance
Once the participants have been selected and filled in the registration form, they will be asked to plan their travel to Tbilisi, Yerevan and Belgrade in accordance with the estimated budget and consult their options with the logistics responsible of the project. After final confirmation from the latter’s side, they can proceed buying the tickets.
The participants can consider two destinations when planning their trip to Georgia: Tbilisi International Airport and Kutaisi Airport.
Upon receiving travel information from all the participants, the logistics responsible compiles the existing information according to the arrival/ departure time and provides them with assistance. Each participant (or the arriving group) receives the pick-up information individually.
Insurance: It is participants’ self-responsibility to have insurance. However, in case of absence of any type of insurance, we urge participants to have at least travel insurance for the dates of the projects.
What to bring
Ø Your personal belongings;
Ø Boarding passes and invoices;
Ø Cameras and laptops if you think that you will need them;
Ø Your creative ideas and motivation;
Ø Clothes suitable for the weather (check weather on the link: https://www.meteoblue.com/en/georgia/weather-tbilisi );
Ø Materials from your organization: booklets, stickers etc.
How to apply
The Hotel - Fabrika Tbilisi
Address: 8 E. Ninoshvili Str., Chugureti, 0102 Tbilisi City, Georgia
Housed in a former Soviet sewing factory in the old historic part of Tbilisi, Fabrika Tbilisi features unique design and architecture with its aged concrete walls enhanced with industrial elements.
Marjanishvili Metro Station is 600 metres and Marjanishvili Theatre is 850 metres from Fabrika Hotel.