VZLYOT 2018 ”Winter School”

January 31 – February 3, 2018 (4 days/3 nights)
Ivancea resort, Orhei district

Project description

Vzlyot is a platform for active young people from Moldova, designed to develop their leadership skills an their abilities in project management, digital and efficient communication, mentorship, and PR.

The main goal of Vzlyot is to give an opportunity for the participants to act for their communities and build confidence, generate regular dialogue between the civil society, young activists, young leaders and grassroots organization members all over Moldova, inc Transnistria. It is also a great opportunity for young people from communities on both sides of the Nistru River to build bridges across the communication gap, meet and learn about each other and each other’s communities, as well as to develop and implement joint initiatives for the benefit of the communities and environments they represent.show more

For the last 6 years Vzlyot project was funded by the British Embassy in MD and became a well-known initiative addressing the most important challenges Moldova is facing with, including: (i) lack of trust and lack of motivation, (ii) communication gap between young people from different sectors and regions and (iii) lack of dialogue on values. Over the years, over 160 Vzlyot participants became a living network of successful leaders in media, politics and civil society. The results of the long-lasting initiative might be prolonged.


Within the project we want to develop Vzlyot initiative and enrich it with V4 transition and civic involvment experience. We want to inspire one another by sharing the knowledge of V4 countries in the following fields: (i) support and training for young leaders in NGO sector and civic activists; (ii) civic engagement; (iii) values-based involvement; (iv) digital tools; (v) social entrepreneurship. Showing the V4 region as an active and involved partner for confidence building efforts in Moldova and Eastern Europe. The regional approach is also important for the local context redirecting attention to regional challenges and opportunities. As a consequence it makes possible building a common ground for cooperation and dialogue and gives opportunity for a join actions for the change.

Vzlyot 2018 edition is funded by the International Visegrad Fund 
Site: www.visegradfund.org

Project coordinator

Solidarity Fund

Solidarity Fund PL is a state treasury foundation re-established in 2011 by the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs , to support of the sustainable socio-economic development of the developing countries and their societies, as well as to support democratisation processes and building of modern state’s institutions, promotion of human rights and supporting civil society.

Site: www.solidarityfund.pl/en/

Representation of Solidarity Fund PL in MoldovaSince 2012 Solidarity Fund PL has a representative office in Moldova – Representation of Solidarity Fund PL in Moldova – that aims at supporting local development and local democracy in Moldova. The Fund works under the joint Polish-Moldovan initiative Information Center for Local Authorities initiated by the Memorandum of Understanding  signed by the governments of Poland and Moldova.

Its mission is to strengthen local development in Moldova by involving citizens, local authorities, and local leaders in collaborative partnerships, towards developing solutions for the social, environmental, and economic challenges of the communities they represent. We aim to stimulate innovation, entrepreneurship and involvement in Moldovan communities.

Site: www.centruinfo.org

Project partners

The Slovak Foreign Policy Association

The Slovak Foreign Policy Association is a foreign policy think-tank based in Bratislava, Slovakia. Since 1993 our mission has been to conduct high-quality, independent research and, on the basis of that research, to provide innovative practical recommendations for policy- and decision-makers. In addition, we seek to provide an independent arena in which critical issues can be examined and debated. We produce periodical and non-periodical publications covering various areas of foreign policy and international relations. We also organize international expert seminars and conferences and help foster expert discussion on international relations and Slovak foreign policy. We aim to create a favorable international relations environment in which the new generation of Slovak experts can develop, and to stimulate the interest of the wider Slovak public in global events so they can gain a deeper understanding of the importance of foreign policy and its links to domestic policy.

Site: www.sfpa.sk/en/about-us/

DemNet

DemNet has been providing "democracy support "since 1996 with a special focus on civil society development in Hungary and in countries of Western Balkans and Eastern Europe, also expanding its work to Arab Spring countries. Since 2004, the accession date for EU, DemNet Hungary has been extensively involved in influencing international development policies on Hungarian, V4 and EU levels. DemNet implements awareness raising projects in V4 cooperation.

DemNet's vision is a world based on the responsible and sustainable relationship of self-organised citizens and their communities respecting human dignity. DemNet's mission is to facilitate and strengthen cooperation and self-organisation processes of community actors. DemNet designs its operation and activities on base of its core values and approaches: transparency, innovation, creativity, locality, and the participatory approach.

Site: www.demnet.hu/en/about-us/vision-mission-history

The People in Need

The People in Need organization was established in 1992 by a group of Czech war correspondents who were no longer satisfied with merely relaying information about ongoing conflicts and began sending out aid. It gradually became established as a professional humanitarian organization striving to provide aid in troubled regions and support adherence to human rights around the world. Throughout the 25 years of its existence, People in Need has become one of the biggest non-profit organizations in Central Europe. In addition to humanitarian aid and human rights, it now also targets education and helps people living in social exclusion.

Site: www.clovekvtisni.cz/en/who-we-are/about-us

People in Need has been working in Moldova since 2003. Until 2009, its activities were aimed primarily at passing on experience in transformation gained in the Czech Republic to the representatives of local self-governments; since 2010, the focus has been on the development of civil society and support of local initiative groups. Furthermore, People in Need focuses on projects in the area of agriculture. It trains farmers in various fields, such as ecological agriculture techniques, but also in marketing and entrepreneurship to afford them the chance to succeed with their products both in domestic and foreign markets.

Site: 
www.clovekvtisni.cz/en/what-we-do/humanitarian-aid-and-development/moldova
www.facebook.com/PIN.moldova/

Rockit Academy

Rockit Academy is an organization with its mission to create a future for the Republic of Moldova based on capitalizing on the potential of innovative human capital and to support the launch of projects with regional impact, by creating a platform around entrepreneurship initiatives, information technologies and development through informal education

Site: http://academy.rockit.md/

Agenda

VZLYOT 2018 ”Winter School”

January 31 – February 3, 2018 (4 days/3 nights)
Ivancea resort, Orhei district

  • Day 1
  • Day 2
  • Day 3
  • Day 4

31.01.2017
day I – values and motivation

10.00

Departure from Chisinau

10.30 – 11.00

Arrival at Ivancea resort & Welcome coffee

11.00 – 11.30

Welcome and Introduction
Project presentation

Anastasia Stefanita & Tomasz Horbowski,
Solidarity Fund PL in Moldova

11.30 – 12.00

Ice-breaker activities & Participants presentation

Alina Florea & Ana Cerneva,
Solidarity Fund PL in Moldova

12.00 – 13.30

Personal motivation

Alina Florea & Ana Cerneva,
Solidarity Fund PL in Moldova

13.30 – 14.30

Lunch

14.30 – 16.00

My values and the change

Alina Florea & Ana Cerneva,
Solidarity Fund PL in Moldova

16.00 – 16.30

Coffee break

16.30 – 17.30

Concept of the process/activity

V4 trainer

17.30 – 19.00

Dinner & Networking

1.02.2018
day II – project idea / concept clarification

8.00 – 9.00

Breakfast

9.00 – 11.00

Need assessment

Marina Albu,
Solidarity Fund PL in Moldova

11.00 – 11.30

Coffee break

11.30 – 13.30

Resource mapping

Marina Albu,
Solidarity Fund PL in Moldova

13.30 – 14.30

Lunch

14.30 – 15.30

Communication skills

Artur Gurau,
Rockit Academy

15.30 – 16.30

Strategic communication and Media

Artur Gurau,
Rockit Academy

16.30 – 17.00

Coffee break

17.00 – 18.00

How to build partnerships

Artur Gurau

18.00 – 19.00

Dinner & Networking

2.02.2018
day III – project management skills

8.00 – 9.00

Breakfast

9.00 – 11.00

Project writing and planning

Ana Mardare,
Civitta

11.00 – 11.30

Coffee break

11.30 – 13.30

Project management
(inc. monitoring and evaluation)

Ana Mardare,
Civitta

13.30 – 14.30

Lunch

14.30 – 16.30

Working on the project ideas/proposals

Advisory & consultation
Local & V4 trainers

16.30 – 17.00

Coffee break

17.00 – 18.30

Working on the project ideas/proposals

Advisory & consultation
Local & V4 trainers

18.30 – 20.00

Dinner & Networking

3.02.2018
day IV – project selection process

8.00 – 9.00

Breakfast

9.00 – 11.00

Project ideas presentation

11.00 – 11.30

Coffee break

11.30 – 12.30

Evaluation (50:50 principle)

12.30 – 13.30

Lunch

12.30 – 13.30

Decision on awarding micro-grants (8*500 EUR)

14.30 – 15.00

Conclusions and next steps

14.30 – 15.00

Coffee to go
Departure from Ivancea to Chisinau

  • Day 1
  • Day 2
  • Day 3
  • Day 4

sponsors

partners