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#Digital Dialogue – Barcamp Moscow 2018

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Changing the world within three days

European Barcamp and Hackathon – 16-18 November, Moscow
Location: www.deworkacy.ru
hosted by eldacademy.org

Can we change this world? Drive social change in Russia, Belarus, Armenia? Impossible? No! It is possible. And: Yes, we can. Between 16-18 November 2018 we will bring together NGOs, activists and the creative community to connect, exchange and start new projects under time pressure during a unique European barcamp. And we will also announce the first “Changing the World Award” for the best projects of the 24h-hackathon, held during the event.

Democracy rests on debate and civic engagement. With the internet we have more channels than ever to make ourselves heard. How can we harness digital media for new forms of social campaigning and a vital participatory democracy? How does storytelling for human rights works? How can we raise awareness in society for social change and participation in democratic process? And what does it take for you to become a relevant actor in the digital environment? These are some of the questions at the core of “Changing the world within three days”, the first European barcamp and hackathon, held in Moscow in November 2018. So what about you? Are you ready to change the world? We are waiting for your ideas.

What is a BarCamp? The project
The Digital Dialogue 18 series, held in Kyiv and Moscow, is unlike any classical conference you have ever attended. User-generated, fast and fun, it offers a unique opportunity for participants from the creative community, civil society, politics and the tech and start up scene to come together, learn from each other, start new projects and co-create. Leading experts from tech and politics, filmmaking and storytelling will stand ready to provide inputs and feedback and there is ample room for personal reflection. But in the end it is YOUR conference, a unique “learning and doing experience” driven by participants’ desire to share and learn in an open environment.

Who can register?
Applications are invited from the tech and start up scene, civil society, politics, media and film between 20 and 35 years from Russia, Belarus, Armenia. We expect participants to make themselves available for the entire duration of the event. Proficiency in English is required.

Costs:
There is no participation fee. For those coming from abroad, elda has a limited number of stipends and can contribute towards the costs of travel and board. Please state in the application that you would like to be considered for a stipend.

Generous funding is provided by German Federal Foreign Office.

If you have any questions, please contact our project manager Steffi Klein (sk@stahlmedien.com)

Female Leadership Academy

THE FUTURE IS FEMALE

26 – 30 November 2018 , Lviv | 01 – 05 April 2019, Tbilisi |

13th – 17th of May 2019, Odessa

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The Future is Female. Are you a young female professional | talent in or on the threshold to be in a female leadership position? Are you from Ukraine, Georgia, Moldava, Armenia, Russia or Belarus. Do you want to advance your career by developing your full leadership potential? Are you seeking for an unique networking and training experience? Do you care about female empowerment and want to share your acquired knowledge with other women? Then we think you are the perfect match for us.

Apply for our exclusive and innovative  ELDA Female Leadership Academy 2018/2019, that will be held in three different cities:

Lviv, Ukraine:                           26th – 30th of November 2018

Tbilisi, Georgia:                        01st – 05th of April 2019

Odessa, Ukraine:                     13th – 17th of May 2019

Please note: All the trainings are taking place with the same chosen participants and are build on one another. Please make sure that you are able to attend to all sessions.

About the project
The Future is Female? Okay, got it. But change doesn’t drive without the right players. That’s why we want you to become a true leadership personality. Being a woman in a predominantely male leadership culture can be challenging and women on the rise are often struggling with a lack of support. We believe that one of the biggest strenghts of female leaders is their ability to connect and built communites. That’s why we created a space for women who believe they can make a difference and accompany them developing not just their own leadership skills and personality, but also train them the right techniques to share their gained knowledge with other women after the program is completed.

 

Who can apply?
The number of participants for the Female Leadership Academy is strictly limited to 15 women. Participants are invited from the tech and start up scene, creative & media industries, civil society & NGO representatives and politicians between 25 and 35 years from Georgia, Ukraine, Moldova, Armenia, Russia and Belarus. Proficieny in English is required.

Costs
There is no participation fee and we offer you free acommodation. For those coming from abroad, a limited number of travel grants is available. Generous funding is provided by German Federal Foreign Office.

 

How to apply?
Click here to get directly linked to the application form and fill it in no later than 01st of November.

In addition to that we would like to get a better impression of you: Please add to your application a link to a little mobile video (mp4.) where you tell us who you are and why you would like to be one of the participants of the Female Leadership Academy.

Past Projects

Addressing young leaders from Russia and Ukraine, as well as Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Armenia and Azerbaijan elda european leadership and debate academy has organized between one and three seminars annually since its foundation in 2014.

Digital Dialogue 2018 – European Hackathon and Barcamp Kyiv

The idea
Can we change this world? Drive social change in Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia? Impossible? No! It is possible. And: Yes, we can. Between 5-7 October 2018 we will bring together NGOs, activists and the creative community to connect, exchange and start new projects under time pressure during a unique European Hackathon. And we will also announce the first “Change the World Award” for the best projects from 24h hackathon, held during the event.

Democracy rests on debate and civic engagement. With the internet we have more channels than ever to make ourselves heard. How can we harness digital media for new forms of social campaigning and a vital participatory democracy? How does storytelling for human rights works? How can we raise awareness in society for social change and participation in democratic process? And what does it take for you to become a relevant actor in the digital environment? These are some of the questions at the core of „Change the world within three days”, the first European Hackathon/ barcamp, held in Kyiv in October 2018. So what about you? Ready to change the world? We are waiting for your ideas.

The project
The first European Hackathon/ barcamp held in Kyiv, is unlike any classical conference you have ever attended. User-generated, fast and fun, it offers a unique opportunity for participants from the creative community, civil society, politics and the tech and start up scene to come together, learn from each other, start new projects and co-create. Leading experts from tech and politics, filmmaking and storytelling will stand ready to provide inputs and feedback and there is ample room for personal reflection. But in the end it is YOUR conference, a unique “learning and doing experience” driven by participants’ desire to share and learn in an open environment.

The Kyiv edition of Digital Dialogue 18 takes place from 5th to 7th of October in Kyiv, Ukraine.
There is no participation fee. For those coming from abroad, a limited number of stipends is available.

Generous funding is provided by German Federal Foreign Office.

Who can participate?
Participants are invited from the tech and start up scene, civil society representatives and politicians between 20 and 35 years from Georgia, Ukraine and Moldova. We expect participants to make themselves available for the entire duration of the barcamp. Proficiency in English is required.

 

YouTube and Social Responsibility

YouTube constitutes a key resource for media makers. However, finding relevant and reliable information on YouTube can pose a challenge. Against this backdrop, this 7-day elda workshop focused on how YouTube can be used as a tool for social change and democracy. elda invited 18 journalists and film makers from Ukraine, Armenia and Russia to Lviv, Ukraine, where they developed, amongst other things, a campaign entitled „Break the Cycle“.

Future Media Lab: Digital Journalism and Democratic Politics

In October 2016, elda invited 16 selected journalists and NGO representatives from Ukraine, Armenia and Russia to a “Future Media Lab: Digital dournalism and democratic politics” in Minsk, Belarus. See a short documentary here:

 

Journalism between politics and Propaganda

This elda seminar, held in summer 2016 in Kyiv, focused on propaganda as a key challenge to independent journalism, the public sphere and democracy. Participants from Azerbaijan, Georgia, Russia and Ukraine, most of them journalists, were offered practical insights and strategic reflection on the role and relevance of journalism in modern democracies as well as the challenge of old and new forms of propaganda.

A key result of the workshop was the campaign “young journalists against propaganda”.

European Young Leaders – Kyiv 2016

In this special edition, held in June 2016 in Kyiv in cooperation with the UN-Youth-Ambassador-Program, elda invited participants from Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia aged between 15-20 years to discuss youth engagement in democratic politics.

 

 

Social Campaigning School – Odessa 2015

In October 2015, the second edition of elda. was held in Odessa for participants from Ukraine and Moldova, focusing particularly on “Social Campaigning” (in cooperation with Institute Republika). The seminar was based on the elda-concept but was focused on the main competences and techniques of public communication in the context of digital media (social networks, Internet campaigning).

 

European Debate Academy – Kyiv 2014

The first edition of the elda was held in Kyiv in December 2014 (organized with funding by the German Federal Foreign Office). Less than a year after the revolution on Kiev’s Independence Square, 20 participants from civil society and media were provided with a unique learning environment – to reflect on the developments of the past months and their role there-in as well as on the steps, capacities and mentalities necessary to foster democracy in Ukraine.

#Engage Black Sea

#Engage Black Sea provided a forum for young politicians and activists from Georgia, Ukraine, Moldova, Russia and Armenia to discuss and apply cutting-edge tools and approaches to foster social change and a more participatory democracy. Focusing on the impact of the internet on democracy, the workshop series took a phenomenon as a starting point which affects both East and West, transition countries and developed democracies alike. The seminars were held in Odessa, Ukraine, and Tbilisi, Georgia, in autumn 2017 and resulted in several social campaigns.

 

 

#verify – digital Journalism and democracy

This project brought young journalists from Ukraine, Russia and Moldova together to discuss and work on the challenges of journalism in context of digitalization and the trend towards “fake news” and “post-factual” societies. This project was conducted in cooperation with the National University Odessa. The seminars were held in Odessa, Ukraine, and Chișinău, Moldova.

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