New series od CIVIL Seminars: More interesting and intensive then ever before

CIVIL is starting a new series of regional seminars “Civic Lenses: Citizens participate, observe and report, dedicated to citizen participation, activism and citizen journalism, promoting transparent and open political processes throughout the country. The seminars are part of the project Civic Lenses: Promoting transparent and responsible political processes , financed by National Endowment for Democracy.

The first of a total of 8 seminars will be held in Stip on September 28 (Saturday), at Hotel Oaza, starting at 10 am. The call for participation lasts until September 25 (Wednesday).


All interested citizens from the municipalities of the Eastern planning region may apply for the seminar: Berovo, Vinica, Delcevo, Zrnovci, Karbinci, Kocani, Makedonska Kamenica, Pehcevo, Probistip, Cesinovo-Oblesevo and Stip.

One of CIVIL’s seminar with the “Civic Lenses” project in Stip, 2018. / Photography: B. Jordanovska/CIVIL

CIVIL announces that in addition to the good will, positive energy and enthusiasm, an online application for participation also needs to be filled out. Applications will be verified and approved by a special committee.

According to information, CIVIL’s seminars in the new season will be exceptionally intensive, and one of the main goals is to help participants acquire practical knowledge on monitoring, objective and timely informing and reporting by using the benefits of the new media, communication technologies and platforms. At the seminar, special attention will be given on the following topics: transparency and responsibility, hate speech, false news and corruption, as well as on protection of human rights and freedoms.

“People don’t have time for endless lectures. The world is changing fast. We not only have to be prepared for those changes, but we also need to be part of them. CIVIL’s seminars are an opportunity to share valuable experiences, but also to get acquainted with potential collaborators in future projects”, is written on the organization’s post on Twitter and Facebook.

CIVIL Communication Team

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