What: An international barcamp on campaigning & communications for civic activism
Where: Tbilisi, Georgia
When: 2 – 5 November 2017
Languages: English & Russian (translation available for 90% of sessions)
CampCamp 2017 is an intensive, fast-paced programme which brings together an international community of civic actors and creative-minded professionals from business, media and marketing who want to use their skills for social good. By focusing on testing, experimentation, and design, CampCamp boosts the practical campaigning skills of civil activists to help them reach new communities and raise awareness of issues, projects, products and services.
The goal of CampCamp is to kick-start a creative hub where ideas flourish, views evolve, barriers are removed, and new opportunities are seized.
Topics and workshops
CampCamp 2017 is an interactive, participant-led workshop. Attendees will be actively involved in testing campaigning techniques, experimenting with new ideas and tools, and designing civic projects. There will also be “communications failure” contests to learn from mistakes, bespoke individual consultations with campaigning experts and a host of networking and socialising side events.
How to participate
CampCamp 2017 is free to attend and we expect over 100 campaigners and professionals from Eastern Europe and Central Asia, along with selected guests from Western and Central Europe, to attend. The event will be held in both English and Russian, with 90% of sessions available with translation.
Participants will include:
- Civil society actors experimenting with new forms of communications and community engagement
- Business, media and creative professionals who want to help activists and NGOs drive social change
- Representatives of international organisations, seeking to better understand the region, explore best practices and find new partners
We are providing up to 50 grants to cover travel and accommodation costs for activists from Eastern Europe and Cental Asia. In addition, we are encouraging other international organisations who are interested in CampCamp 2017, to sponsor the participation of their own partners from the region.
Apply for CampCamp 2017
Due to the expected demand, all participants, including those who do not need a grant from the Prague Civil Society Centre, must apply to attend CampCamp 2017. Participants will be selected based on their commitment to experiment and innovate with communications, their ability to launch new projects and initiatives with the skills they will learn, and to engage with local communities in their home countries.
Applications for CampCamp 2017 are now closed. We are currently reviewing applications and will contact you by 10 October.