Thursday, March 26, 2009

PROGRAMM: "Getting Involved! - Strengthening Citizen's Involvement among Young People" (pdf)

"Getting Involved! - Strengthening Citizen's Involvement among Young People" heißt das neue regionale Kooperationsprogramm des Theodor- Heuss-Kollegs und der Eurasia Partnership Foundation in der südkaukasischen Region. Junge Menschen aus den ländlichen und Minderheitenregionen Armeniens, Aserbaidschans und Georgiens verwirklichen ihre ehrenamtliche Projektidee und knüpfen
Freundschaften über die Ländergrenzen des Südlichen Kaukasus.

Bis zum 10. April 2009 können sich junge Menschen aus Georgien, Armenien und Azherbaidschan um die Teilnahme an dem ersten Einführungsseminar bewerben. Das Seminar finder vom 8. bis 17. Mai 2009 in Georgien statt und wird unter dem Thema "Self-esteem - Do we mean the same?" stehen. Bewerben können sich junge Menschen zwischen 18 und 25 Jahren, die Englisch in Wort und Schrift beherrschen.

Mehr Information und das Bewerbungsformular sind auf der Website des Theodor-Heuss-Kollegs und der Eurasia Partnership Foundation zu finden:

Strengthening Civic Engagement among Young People

Background Information
Eurasia Partnership Foundation and Theodor-Heuss-Kolleg are pleased to invite applications from young people for participation in the program Getting Involved!. Program participants are selected on a competitive basis.
Eurasia Partnership Foundation's (EPF) mission is to empower people to effect change for social justice and economic prosperity though hands-on programs, helping them to improve their communities and
their own lives. With locally registered offices in Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia, EPF is the legacy institution of Eurasia Foundation (EF), a privately managed non-profit organization established in 1992 to deliver seed capital to emerging civil society organizations in the former Soviet countries.
Supported by the United States Agency for International Development and other public and private donors, EF invested nearly $70 million in the South Caucasus through more than 1,700 grants and programs from 1992 until 2008.

For further information please visit our homepages at,, and

Theodor-Heuss-Kolleg is a program of the Robert Bosch Stiftung, a German foundation that has managed the philanthropic request of company founder Robert Bosch for more than 40 years, and MitOst, an international non-profit association with an office in Berlin, Germany. Theodor-Heuss-Kolleg supports young people who want to contribute as volunteers in shaping their environment and facilitating social change.
In individually developed projects, they have the opportunity to be active, develop friendships and gain important experiences. We assist in the implementation of the projects over the course of one year with training and international meetings. Individuals between the ages of 18 and 25, from German speaking countries, Central and Southeast Europe and CIS countries can become active and work together. The mission of Robert Bosch Stiftung - to promote understanding among nations - is effectively put into practice in
Theodor-Heuss-Kolleg. MitOst, founded as alumni-organization of Robert Bosch Stiftung fellows, involves 1700 members in 40 countries in voluntary projects and creates ties over national borders.

For further information,

please visit our homepages at , and

Getting Involved! is designed to strengthen civic involvement among young people from the countries of the South Caucasus. It provides the space and the freedom to:
- Learn;
- Discuss a variety of interesting issues;
- Acquire practical management skills;
- Advance personally and professionally;
- Take responsibility for improving the living conditions in the communities;
- Promote understanding among nations in the region;
- Create ties over national borders. Through the program, the selected participants will
- Undergo capacity building education consisting of three seminars;
- Project Development Seminar (10 days)
- Project Management Seminar (5 days)
- Project Evaluation Seminar (5 days)
- Implement micro grant projects.

- Between the ages of 18 and 25;
- Interested in and dedicated to development of his/her community;
- Interested in meeting like-minded people from Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia;
- Excellent team working skills;
- Advanced English language skills (written and oral).

Logistics of the Training
The trainings will take place in Georgia. Board and lodging will be provided by the training organizers. Travel costs will be reimbursed with submission of the copy of the travel ticket.

Application Process
The deadline for the application is April 10, 2009. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted in the middle of April to verify English language ability. Decisions will be announced on April 18, 2009. The capacity building education program schedule is as follows:

- Seminar 1 - Project Development - May 8-17, 2009
- Seminar 2 - Project Management - September 5-9, 2009
- Seminar 3 - Project Evaluation - December 5-9, 2009

To apply for this program, please complete the application form and send it to:

In Armenia, by email to Gayane Mkrtchyan at
or as a hard copy to:

Evrasia hamagortsakts`owt`yown
Zarobyan p`. 56
0009 Erewan
Phone: +374 10 586095
Fax: +374 10 586096

In Azerbaijan, by email to Qurban Karimbayli at
or as a hard copy to:

Avrasiya @m@kdasliq Fondu
C.Cabbarli küç. 44
Kaspian Plaza, 6-ci m@rt@b@
1065 Baki
Phone: +994 12 437 29 4/ 41/42/43
Fax: +994 12 437 29 44

In Georgia, by email to Maia Tavadze at
or as a hard copy to:

evraziis TanamSromlobis fondi
kavsaZis q. #3
0179 Tbilisi
Phone: +995 32 25 27 78/82
Fax: +995 32 25 39 42/43


Ein Programm der Robert Bosch Stiftung und des MitOst e.V.
Ivelina Kovanlashka
Schillerstr. 57
D-10627 Berlin
Telefon: +49 30 315174 81
Telefax: +49 30 315174 89
Skype: ivelina.kovanlashka.thk

"Die aeussere Freiheit der vielen lebt aus der inneren Freiheit der einzelnen."
(Theodor Heuss)

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