Campaigning is a fundamental aspect of civic initiatives.
Campaigns help groups and individuals affect change, increase political pressure, raise awareness of a cause, tell their community about a new project and connect with wider society.
Where resources are limited, or restrictions on freedom of speech stand in the way, however, activists need to think creatively about how to devise and implement campaigns which are both safe and effective.
How does it work?
Our campaigning bootcamps are four-day residential workshops which give civic campaigners the skills, tools and experience to devise and run creative campaigns on any scale. We bring promising civic actors and leading communications professionals from across the region to one place so they can share their experiences, design different approaches and teach each other new techniques. The hybrid approach, mixing training, learning and workshops helps spark new ideas and partnerships from people working across different countries and in different sectors.
The most promising ideas devised at bootcamps are awarded grants by the Prague Civil Society Centre to put projects into action, and all attendees receive ongoing support both from us and from the network of fellow professionals and activists.
We are currently planning campaigning bootcamps for the second half of 2017.
To find out more details about how to participate, please get in touch.