Young Women and Democracy
Regional Meeting for Newly Independent States
15 - 22 December 1995
P R O G R A M M E
Fr 15 Arrival of participants. Welcome dinner.
Various games to get to know each other.
Sa 16 Session 1: Opening the meeting.
Short presentations of participants and their
organizations. Agenda of the meeting. Expectations
Session 2: Lecture. "Women and Voluntary Activities
in Ukraine: A Historic Outlook, including also a
View On Soviet State Paternalism."
>>> Small groups discussion on development and role
of NGOs in different countries.
Session 3: Workshop. Public participation, including
Evening: Exhibition. Making posters presenting the
work of the organizations (with pictures, brochures,
Su 17 Session 1: Lecture. "Environment, Pollution and
>>> Presentation by participants on the topic.
Session 2: Workshop. How to set up a campaign.
>>> Sharing experiences from different countries, in
Session 3: Working groups. How to motivate people.
>>> Ideas and experiences from different
Evening: International evening. Everybody brings
food and drinks from his/her home town, music
Mo 18 All day excursion: Visiting various NGOs in Kiev.
Evening: Visit to the opera in Kiev.
Tu 19 Session 1: Lecture. "Economy, Women and Patterns of
Consumption and Production."
>>> Presentations by participants on the topic.
Session 2: Working groups. Forms of expressions and
activism, and how the different public reacts to
Session 3: How to work with media - differences and
similarities in different countries.
Evening Game: Finding group consensus about
controversial statements. Watching audio-visual
materials brought by participants, about their
organizations and countries.
We 20 Session 1: E-MAIL TRAINING
Session 2: E-MAIL TRAINING
Session 3: E-MAIL TRAINING
Evening Game: Working with media - interviewing,
writing press releases, working with camcorder.
Watching audio-visual materials brought by
participants, about their organizations and
Th 21 Session 1: Lecture. "Development of Civil Society."
>>> Plenary discussion.
Session 2: Working groups. Follow-up planning.
Session 3: Evaluation.
Evening: Farewell party !!
Fr 22 Departure.
We wanted that everyone in this meeting felt they have the
right and the capacity to input, so we asked that everyone
prepare in advance for discussion and planning on the meeting
themes. Also each person was responsible to give a
presentation to the group on a choice of one of the themes.
The idea was that with a supportive atmosphere the process is
a very empowering experience!
09.00 - 10.00 Breakfast
10.00 - 11.30 Session 1
11.30 - 11.45 Coffee/tea break
11.45 - 13.15 Session 2
13.15 - 15.00 Lunch break
15.00 - 17.00 Session 3
18.00 - 19.30 Dinner
20.00 - 21.30 Evening program