24th - 26th March 2017
From Friday 10am until Sunday 5pm
University in Kutaisi
Georgia, 4600 Kutaisi, Tsereteli street 13
This information is only for confirmed participants.
We expect you to arrive on 23rd March to Kutaisi and leave on 26th March in the afternoon. If the term of suggested departure is a problem for you because of a long distance to your destination, please let me know.
You will be accommodated in Hotel Discovery, Jerusalime str. 1, Kutaisi, or in Hotel Imperatori, Tsminda Nino str. 31. In each hotel, there will be a list of accommodated participants.
WHAT IS A BARCAMP?
Briefly, we can characterize it as an open, participatory workshop-like event, the content of which is provided by the participants - for example open discussions, presentations of interesting campaigns, projects, programs, initiatives and other forms of sharing information and experience. Three programs will take place at the same time during the event, always in smaller groups (for better interaction). Most of the presentations and workshops will repeat twice during the barcamp. Participants choose those parts of the program that are interesting for them. Optimal duration of your presentation is 20-25 minutes followed by 20 minutes of discussion.
In the concept of a barcamp, there is almost no difference between trainer/lecturer and participants. When the lecturers are not giving a presentation, they become participants and actively attend the rest of the program.
The program of the barcamp in Kutaisi includes two "open windows" on Sunday. You can apply with your topic and if you succeed in the voting process, you win one of the "open windows" for your presentation.
The BarCamp in Kutaisi focuses on civic activism and campaigning. Most of the presentations, workshops and discussions in the program are related to these topics.
You can find more detailed information about the concept of a barcamp and its history for example here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BarCamp.
PROGRAM OF THE BARCAMP
You can find up to date information about the program here: https://www.barcamp-kutaisi.org/en/ in English and here https://www.barcamp-kutaisi.org/ru/ in Russian. But you will get a printed version of the program before the beginning of the BarCamp.
The address of the venue is: University in Kutaisi, Tsereteli street 13. https://www.unik.edu.ge/.
The program starts on Friday, 24th March, at 9.30 (registration). On Saturday and Sunday it starts at 10.00 but we strongly recommend you to be present at 9.30 because we will be providing important information about the daily program at that time.
The official program finishes at 17.00 on Friday and Saturday and at 16.00 on Sunday.
During the BarCamp, there will be some practical lessons (creating a simple website, a home-made video etc.). If you are interested in these practical lessons, it would be useful for you to have your own computer and some photos you can use during these lessons, as well as a cell phone.
We expect you to participate in the program as much as possible, as that will contribute to the best benefit for all.
FOOD AND REFRESHMENT
Breakfasts are provided as part of the accommodation in hotels.
Lunches as well as dinners will be provided in buffet style at the venue of the BarCamp.
During the BarCamp, refreshment such as coffee and tea will be provided.
All meals provided within the BarCamp will be vegetarian. This reflects the principles of Independent Social Ecological Movement - NESEHNUTI, which besides other social and ecological topics works also works on protection of the rights of animals and during the event, which NESEHNUTI organizes, only vegan or vegetarian catering is provided.
If you have any questions, please call or write to Jaromir Nemec (firstname.lastname@example.org, +995 92 13 42 64) or call Archil Elbakidze (+995 599 170 805), a representative of our partner Georgian organization AbkhazInterCont.
NESEHNUTI is a Czech social ecological non-governmental organisation working above all based on the conviction that ecological and social problems have common causes and consequences, and must therefore be solved taking this into consideration.
The Initiative Way is a program supporting active people abroad, especially, although not only, in the South Caucasus and Ukraine. We help local activists strengthen civil society and protect human rights, the environment, the rights of the disadvantaged and minorities as well as animal rights. We support those who increase the level of freedom and civic participation and we do so regardless of the status of the territories where they work.
The goal of AbkhazInterCont is that marginalized and vulnerable groups in Georgia become economically independent and valuable members of the society. AIC believe that each citizen should have equal opportunities to enjoy all constitutional rights.
The Barcamp is organized with the financial support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic - Programme of Transition Promotion Policy, International Visegrad Fund and Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands.