Enhancing Civic Movements and Activism in the Eastern Partnership Countries

The Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAS) in partnership with the Centre for Training and Consultancy (CTC) brought together civic activists and civic movement leaders from all countries of the Eastern Partnership for the Community Action Training Program (CAT) held through November 2021.
The CAT educational program aims to strengthen and support emerging nonviolent, informal grassroots movements, which lead to social transformation processes in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine.
Participants of the CAT Program developed competences in designing movement-based nonviolent campaigns addressing urgent societal challenges. The CAT provided the learners with concepts, approaches, models as well as with practices, tools and tips for designing nonviolent campaigns.
The course is non-ideological and hands-on for civic activists that already have a good understanding of social transformation, change processes and nonviolent actions.
The second part of the CAT will be held in February 2022 in Tbilisi. It will build upon the first part. Participants will further explore principles and practices of strategic nonviolence, movement organizing and approaches to collective security. It shall also serve as a space for shaping a network of activists and grassroots movement leaders from the Eastern Partnership Countries.