Community Leader Training Programme ‘Accelerator’
13 Oct 2023
Community leader training programme ‘Accelerator’ by Vytautas Magnus University
The Centre of Ukraine in Lithuania was established a year ago as a division of Vytautas Magnus University and works as a hub of and for the Ukrainian diaspora. It offers a wide range of activities and supports the spread of Ukrainian arts and culture.
The centre’s experience shows there is a need to foster understanding how civic society mechanisms work, which tools can be used to initiate changes, and showcase the importance of cross-sectoral cooperation. Therefore, this initiative will bring together Ukrainian and Lithuanian community leaders to develop competencies as project management and civic participation. The project will create a space for Ukrainian and Lithuanian community leaders to meet potential partners and create cross-sectoral cooperation networks and activities both centrally and regionally. The best practices of the centre of Ukraine, along with those of other Lithuanian institutions, serve as examples for these activities.
The project consists of three parts:
Firstly, an extensive 3-day training course “Civic Society Accelerator” will be organised in November 2023. Participants will be acquainted with the principles of advocacy, consultative participation and forms of community initiatives.
Secondly, a 2-day training course “Tools and Measures to Empower Community – Project Accelerator” will be organised in the beginning of 2024. The participants will be assigned to create initiatives and social actions back in their scommunities, further inviting diverse audiences of Lithuanians and Ukrainians.
Finally, a wider network creating and contact making event “Cross-Sectoral Cooperation Accelerator” will be organised later in 2024 to enable future cooperation and initiation of common cross-sectoral initiatives.
Granted: 15.000 euros.