Konrad Adenauer acknowledged the urgent need to strengthen civic engagement and participation in the MENARegion, thus they are llaunching a regional training program, put together for young people from the Middle East and North Africa Regions. The biggest objective of this training program is to enhance knowledge of professional methodology; improve the understanding of the role of civil society, and of the concept of participation; as well as increase the CSO contribution to economic and social development as well as its role as mediator between citizens and state in terms of articulating interests and defending rights. Additionally, the program seeks to motivate young people to be involved the civic life and local development of their respective countries. A total of 20 successful participants will participate in a truly unique program cycle throughout 2016-2017 with series of Trainings to strengthen and set firm organizational and functional capabilities of CSOs. The program will also focus on individual skill training such as communication and negotiation. The training series will be finalized with a study trip to Germany
The training program will take place over a 2-year period and will consist of following components: First Training Functions and Organization of Civil Society Organizations in Democratic Societies • 16-22 May 2016, Madrid/Spain • Duration: 5 days • Focus: Different aspects of CSO role and functions in the context of development in the MENA-Region. The participants will also be trained in strategic planning and project development.
Second Training Strengthening Skills • Tentative Details: November 2016,Tunis/Tunisia • Duration: 5 days • Focus: Local politics and the role of civic participation/CSOs in the regional and local level. Third Training Local Governance and Development • Tentative Details: March 2017, Spain/Regions •
Duration: 5 days • Focus: Communication and Negotiation Skills Fourth Training Civic Engagement in Western European Democracies • Tentative Details: September 2017, Germany • Duration: 7 days •
Focus: A Study trip to Germany where participants will learn about the organization and activities of CSOs in western European parliamentary democracy. Candidates: Criteria of Eligibility •
You are eligible to apply if you are a citizen of MENA region countries: Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Jordan, Palestine, Lebanon. •
– Age: Applicants should be between the ages of 20 and 35 years.
-Applicants should be active in a civil society organization or any other form of civic engagement. •
– Very good command of English
-Available to contribute to the entire program cycle 2016-2017.
Deadline for submission:
Please submit all applications not later than 10th April 2016 to Konrad-AdenauerStiftung, Regional Program South Mediterranean: firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
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