Time Activity

  • 09:00 – 10:00 – Registration/Batumi String Quartet
  • 10:00-11:30 – Official Opening
    • Eka Urushadze – Executive Director – Center for Strategic Research and Development of Georgia (CSRDG)
    • German Federal Agency for Civic Education/Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung (bpb)
    • Lasha Komakhidze – Mayor of Batumi (to be confirmed)
    • Tina Khidasheli – Keynote speaker
    • Q&A
  • 11:30-12:00 – Coffee Break
  • 12:00-13:30 – Plenary Session / Panel Discussion 1 – Civic Education: Content, Trends and Challenges – Modern Understanding of Civic Education
    Moderator: Vitali Nikanovich (Belarus); Speakers: to be confirmed.
    Issues for discussion: 1. Civic education – why and who needs it? What should be its result? 2. How to understand the terminology: political, civil, patriotic education, civic and citizenship: what is the difference? 4. If civic education is an instrument of change, then why are these changes in the region slow? What’s wrong?
  • 13:30-14:30 – Lunch
  • 14:30-16:00 – Thematic Groups
    • Thematic Group 1 – Civic education: how to overcome apathy and help people believe in themselves? (90 minutes)
    • Moderator: To be confirmed; Speakers: To be confirmed.
    • Thematic Group 2 – Research in Civic Education (90 minutes) Moderator: Helga Melnik (Belarus); Speakers: The results of the EENCE working group – Yuri Petrushenko (Ukraine), Olga Melnik (Belarus); “Citizenship Test” and other research in the field of civic education. Yunel Salnikov (Belarus); A democratic educational environment: the formation of European values ​​in the countries of the Eastern Partnership in higher education systems; Citizenship Studies, Citizen Perception. Tatiana Vodolazhskaya (Belarus)
    • Thematic Group 3 – Practices that produce results: civic education for different generations (Pecha Kucha) (90 minutes)
      Moderator: Kristine Kandelaki (Georgia); Speakers: To be confirmed.
  • 16:00-16:30 – Coffee Break
  • 16:30-18:00 – Social Entrepreneurship – Georgian Experience Moderator: To be confirmed; Speakers: To be confirmed.

Time Activity

  • 08:30-09:00 – Registration
  • 09:00-10:30 Plenary Session / Panel Discussion 2 – Civic Education Globally: Policy and Politics Topic: – why donors sponsor Civic Education programs and projects

    Speakers: Ukraine – Vira Usyk; Moldova – Svetlana Turceak; Germany – Nora Korte; United Kingdom – Allistair Rose; Luisa Slavkova; Alexandra Zinczuk; Tunisia – Ali Moez.

  • 10:30-11:00 – Coffee Break
  • 11:00-12:30 – Thematic Group 1 – to be confirmed (90 minutes) Thematic Group 2 – to be confirmed (90 minutes)
  • 12:30-13:30 – Lunch
  • 13:30-15:00 – Plenary Session / Panel Discussion 3 – How to make Civic Education Sexy

    Moderator: Yuriy Petrushenko (Ukraine) Issues for discussion: to be confirmed. Speakers: Georgia – Sandro Asatiani; Belarus – Vitali Nikanovich; Armenia – Lilit Arzoyan; Armenia/Ukraine – Valery Balayan; Ukraine – Rimma Milenkova.

  • 15:00-16:30 – Thematic groups & Workshop : Thematic Group #1 – Digitization of Civic Education: Opportunities and Contradictions (90 Min)   

    Moderator: to be confirmed; Speakers: Georgia – Sandro Asatiani – “Digital Citizen” Belarus – Vitali Nikanovich; Armenia – Lilit Arzoyan. — Thematic Group #2- Cultural practices as tools for civic education Moderator: to be confirmed; Speakers: Ukraine – Rimma Milenkova – Community art: public strategy for civic education; Armenia/Ukraine – Valery Balayan – Documentary video as a tool for civic educatio. — — Thematic Group #3- News and it’s neighborhoods in the era of disinformation and post truth. Moderator: Tina Tsomaia (Georgia). Speakers: to be confirmed. — — Workshop: Gamification of civic education (World of Communities) Moderator: Natali Harasivka ( Ukraine).

  • 16:30-17:00 – Awarding Ceremony
  • 17:00-19:00 – Free Time
  • 19:00-21:00 – Gala dinner, Concert of Batumi Big Jazz band.

Time Activity

  • 09:15-09:45 – Registration
  • 09:45- 12:30 – Networking Open Space
  • 11:30-12:00 – Coffee Break
  • 09:45- 12:30 – Networking Open Space
  • 12:30-13:30 – Lunch
  • 13:30-15:00 – Cultural practices as a tool for civic education (CE and music from classical to electronic)

    Revaz Kiknadze (Georgia)

  • 15:00-16:00 – Summary and Follow-up Overview of the previous days.