Course for active citizens

13.01.2022

The first group of active citizens, 18 people, successfully completed their studies in the “Online Civic Activism Course”. Participants of the course were selected by the Civil Society Institute (CSI) among active youth of civil society organizations, higher education institutions and means of media.

The purpose of this course, created within the framework of the European Union and the Konrad Adenauer Foundation funded project (Civil Society STAR Initiative: CSOs as Sustainable, Transparent, Accountable and Resilient Development Actors in Georgia), is to strengthen knowledge and skills of active citizens, thus enabling them to plan and implement civic campaigns independently.

The learning process was led by Nini Gogiberidze and Giorgi Meladze, trainers of “Canva-Georgia”. The one-month learning process was carried out in a hybrid mode, its format envisaged as familiarization with video lectures and reading materials, as well as participation in online discussions and practical seminars.

The “Online Civic Activism Course” covered the following issues: concepts of civic activism and disobedience and their role in the development of democracy; historical evolution of the concept of activism; strategies and techniques of activism; importance of leadership and communication. Participants of the course reviewed successful civic campaigns implemented both in the world and Georgia and prepared relevant projects at the end of the study.

The Civil Society Institute (CIS) is going to announce admission of a new group to the “Online Civic Activism Course” in the spring.