Webinars are one of the tools we use as an alternative to traditional face-to-face trainings to reach more people and allow everyone to get new knowledge, skills and practical advices from trainers. The Project organised over 50 webinars open to the public, covering different topics relevant for civil society actors. Examples include webinars on gender mainstreaming and human-centred design, environment and energy, critical thinking and effective facilitation, project proposal writing and social entrepreneurship, web-design and digital tools for CSOs, and may more. You can access all our webinars here:
- Webinar on Critical Thinking by Eileen Wagner, the Programme Director at Simply Secure, a design non-profit working on the usability of public interest technology.
- Designing for Impact — Leveraging Human-Centered Design for Good by Eileen Wagner, the Programme Director at Simply Secure, a design non-profit working on the usability of public interest technology.
- Effective facilitation and moderation – event preparation phase and Effective facilitation and moderation – best practices in events’ moderation by Kingsley Aikins, the Founder and CEO of The Networking Institute based in Dublin which focusses on online/offline training in Networking, Diaspora Engagement, Speaking/Presenting and Philanthropy/Fundraising.
- Webinar on Gender Mainstreaming by Shakhnoza Muminova, the Head of the South Caucasus Office of well-known Swedish NGO – The Kvinna till Kvinna Foundation and Milana Lazic, Project Manager for assistance to EU Pre-Accession Countries at the European Institute for Gender Equality
- Webinars on Environmental Mainstreaming by Mirjana Jovanovic, Environmental Policy Expert at Belgrade Open School
- Circular economy: one of the solutions to the current climate and environmental crises? by Anna Ackerman, a climate and energy policy expert and a board member of the Centre for Environmental Initiatives “Ecoaction”
- Webinar on the Human-Rights-Based Approach by Paul Dalton, a human rights lawyer, Expert on Human Rights, HRBA and Inclusive Governance
- Azerbaijan: Extraction Industry Transparency Initiative (EITI) and governance in the gas sector by Prof. Ingilab Ahmadov, Doctor of Science in Economics from the Saint-Petersburg State University.
- Georgia: Energy poverty and corruption in the energy sector by Murman Margvelashvili, Energy sector specialist, member of international and Georgian Associations of Energy Engineers (AEE, GAEE), and Associate Member of the Georgian Energy Academy (GEA)
- Moldova: Interconnections and integration in the EU energy market by Denis Cenusa, Research Assistant at the Institut für Politikwiesenschaft, Justus-Liebig Universität.
- Armenia: Renewable energy and post-2020 deliverables by Artashes Sargsyan, Director of the NGO EcoTeam, Armenia.
- Belarus: Reform of the energy sector by Irina Sukhy, Expert in the environmental and energy field, Project Manager of the CSO Ecohome based in Minsk.
- Energy Sector of Ukraine by Roman Nitsovych, DiXi Group Research Director.
A series of webinars delivered within the 2020 EaP Civil Society Hackathon:
- Small Tech and Site.js by Aral Balkan and Laura Kalbag from Small Technology Foundation, Ireland. Aral and Laura advocate for and build small technology to protect personhood and democracy in the digital network age.
- Presenting Your Project: Brief and Clear by Roman Gluck, IT Project Manager, UX designer, Moldova (available only in Russian)
- Understanding Your Target Audience as a Key Component in Developing Your Product by Yuliya Khlashchankova, External Communications and Project Management Consultant, Belarus (available only in Russian).
- Swallows: Spring in Bishkek Mobile Game by Maria Sereda and Irina Leu, Game Co-Creators. Maria and Irina talk about game design, trick in developing educational games and secrets of getting almost 70,000 downloads within a month (available only in Russian).
Digital Tools for CSOs for Remote Collaboration: A series of webinars in response to COVID-19 pandemic. We are all now faced with changing the ways we work and interact within our teams and with our beneficiaries. Working remotely in small teams, organizing webinars or livestreaming events will become the norm. And now is the time to get yourself acquainted with the digital tools out there and discover how you can improve your collaboration.
In order to help you and your organisations in these challenging transition times, our Project has developed a series of webinars aimed at supporting CSOs in the EaP countries in embracing remote work:
- Webinar No.4: Digital Goodies and Your Requests / Last webinar in the series covering digital tools and platforms for remote team work: WriteURL, DropBox vs. NextCloud, Mailvelope etc, as well as Agile Project Management, additional options of ZOOM, etc. / Webinar in English and Webinar in Russian.
- Webinar No.3: Online Meetings and Live Streaming / webinar dedicated to the digital solutions for meetings & webinars (Jitsi, Zoom, WebEx) and streaming (YouTube) / Webinar in English and Webinar in Russian.
- Webinar No.2: Online project management tools / digital solutions that help you and your teams plan, execute and track your projects in real time and allow every team member get full information on a project in one place and stay on track (MS To Do, Trello, Asana, OpenProject) / Webinar in English and Webinar in Russian.
- Webinar No.1: Transferring your team to remote work: main principles and steps, good practices and tools for communication / how remote work affects planning and implementation processes in a CSO and the daily work of our teams, how main pitfalls and challenges are addressed by IT companies, tips and comparison of ready-to-use packages and stand-alone tools for smoothing the transition / Webinar in English and Webinar in Russian.
- Introductory webinar: Tools & Platforms for Video Conferencing: Zoom, WebEx, Jitsi / Webinar in English and Webinar in Russian.
A series of webinars for the EU Grantees (CSOs implementing EU-funded projects) that cover a range of issues such as: better reporting for the EU; financial / contractual aspects in EU grant management; media relations and public outreach; new media technologies for organizational management; monitoring and evaluation of public policies; participation in legislative processes; advocacy, fundraising and funding opportunities for CSOs.
Please check the recorded webinars here:
- Webinar 1: Better reporting for the EU
- Webinar 2: Communication for Impact: Focused
- Webinar 3: Civil participation in decision-making process
- Webinar 4: Communication for Impact: Social media
- Webinar 5: Advocacy for Impact
- Webinar 6: International funding opportunities for CSOs
- Webinar 7: Project proposal writing-How to develop a good project
- Webinar 8: Crowdfunding for Civil Society Organisations
- Webinar 9: How to develop a good project and international funding opportunities in Azerbaijan
- Webinar 10:Introduction to social entrepreneurship
- Webinar 11: Social Impact – the buzz word
- Webinar 12: Webinar on the Human-Rights-Based Approach
Webinar of the Information Session for the Call for Proposals for Strategic Partnerships for Capacity Development of Civil Society Organisations in the Eastern Partnership (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine) announced by the European Commission.
This Call for Proposals aims to help establish a pool of highly capable and trusted organisations, with which the European Commission will sign Financial Framework Partnership Agreements (FFPA-s) in order to enhance cooperation and coordination of actions and initiatives which strengthen the role of CSOs as governance actors in the EU’s Eastern Neighbourhood.
Deadline for submission of full application for this Call: 05/09/2019 at 12:00. To apply to this call for proposals, organisations must register in PADOR and submit their application in PROSPECT. Please check the details of the Call for Applications on the official EC website.
A series of webinars for the participants of our 2019 EaP Civil Society Hackathon and the Blended Course “Digital Competences for CSOs”. These webinars cover a wide range of topics from digital communications to development of chatbots and will be interesting for all civil society activists:
- Working with Tech Partners by Tin Gerber, Consultant on Civic Tech, Social Innovation Specialist at Hivos (available in English with Russian translation)
- Making a portrait of your user by Yuliya Khlashchankova, External Communications and Project Management Consultant, Belarus (available only in Russian)
- Knowledge + Nuance. Why we Need to Care About Tech by Tin Gerber, Consultant on Civic Tech, Social Innovation Specialist at Hivos (available in English with Russian translation)
- Creation of chatbots by Suleyman Suleymanzade, Developer and Instructor, Azerbaijan (available only in Russian).
Webinars for potential applicants of the EaP Civil Society Fellowship Programmes 2018, 2019 and 2020: These webinars were designed for potential applicants for the Calls of the EaP Civil Society Fellowship Programme that aims to identify young ambitious/ high-potential/ forward-thinking civil society activists from the EaP region and support the development of their leadership skills, as well as allow them to bring about positive changes in their communities by providing them with resources for targeted activities. Each year 20 talented fellows are selected within the project:
- WEBINAR on how to prepare successful applications – 2020:
- Q&A Session – 2020
- How to prepare successful applications – 2019
- Question and Answers Session – 2019
- 7 webinars with Civil Society Fellows-2017 sharing their experience with potential applicants
A series of webinars for the participants of our 2018 EaP Civil Society Hackathon:
- Visuals and Communications: Data vs Emotions by Sergey Karpov, Project Manager at Takie Dela (available only in Russian)
- Starting an IT Project: Things to Consider by Iryna Velska and Vladimir Ivanov, experts of our Project (available only in Russian)
- Web Design: Basics, Tendencies and Common Mistakes by Iryna Velska and Vladimir Ivanov, experts of our Project (available only in Russian)
A series of webinars for the preparation of Concept Notes for the 2018 Call for Proposals “Support to Civil Society Organisations and Local authorities (CSO-LA) in the Republic of Moldova”.
This training was organised upon the request of the Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Moldova in April 2018 and was designed specifically for the civil society organisations and local authorities from Moldova eligible for applying for the EU Call for Proposals “Support to Civil Society Organisations and Local authorities (CSO-LA) in the Republic of Moldova” with the objective to support the participation of civil society and local authorities in creating an enabling environment and increasing their capacity in ensuring the accountability and transparency in decision making. The webinars are available in English with Romanian translation.
The webinars covered the following topics:
- Introduction to project proposal writing and the Guidelines for Applicants
- Role and structure of Concept Notes in the EU application procedure
- Preparing an effective Concept Note