Call for participants from Armenia, Georgia, Moldova Learn about Democratic Backsliding during COVID 19 and play a part in shaping Civic Action in the EaP region!

Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/208599184042416/

We are glad to introduce you to the project which aims to motivate young people from the EaP region to find answers and those challenging questions. Therefore, on December 10 at 17:00 EET (19:00 Armenian/Georgian Time), we will host an Online Live Session during which our experts will meet young people from Armenia, Georgia and Moldova for discussing challenges and threats to democracy during the COVID and how civic action can help overcome it in the EaP region.

COVID has already had a huge impact on all aspects of our lives. But how does it affect our civic life? How does it shape us as citizens? What are the obstacles that we face due to it? And how can we overcome them for strengthening democratic values? This session will discuss and try to answer all these questions.

As a follow up of the session, the project will announce the Essay Contest. The topic of the contest is “Innovative civic action ideas to overcome the democratic “downside” during the COVID times in the EaP region.” Applicants are requested to submit an essay responding to this issue with a word limit of 1000 words. The deadline for the essay submission is December 20, 23:59 Georgian/Armenian Time.

Link for essay submission: https://forms.gle/X8Q1NKQEqVzS8zJ87

The essay contest will reveal the best three civic engagement ideas who will receive motivational prizes.

The project is a result of cooperation between four NGOs from Armenia, Georgia and Moldova- European Youth Parliament Armenia, Association Rural/Regional Development for Future Georgia (RDFG), Regional Development Center and Student Association ASRM and will be powered by “The Konrad Adenauer Foundation”.

Join us in fighting COVID related challenges and threats in order to ensure democracy. You, we and us are the changemakers, let’s show COVID time our resilience and resolve challenges and threats for achieving democracy.