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Summer School for Democracy, June 24-28, 2013

scoala_front-200x130Surely you often wondered why governments make decisions without consulting the citizens; or decide contrary to the interests of the community; or simply do not understand why they should work for the well-being of the citizens. Is it because they lack the will to apply principles of good governance? Because there are not enough citizens to propose a change in the status quo?


But have you wondered what YOU can do for your community and how you can become more actively involved in changing things?


Asociația Pro Democrația, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, the British Council and Expert Forum invite you between 24 – 28 June 2013 at the School for Democracy, so you may learn the tools, methods and mechanisms that empower one to become an active citizen, an opinion leader who can influence the community’s  development and can cause neighbors and authorities to express and resolve their needs.

The event will take place in Predeal, Hotel Eden and is designed for schoolchildren and students aged between 18 and 26 years. The Summer School will include topics such as the fundamental principles of democracy, public participation, transparency in decision-making and access to public information. The training is organized by experienced trainers and experts in anti-corruption and public administration. Participants will be supported to develop a project in their community and the implementation of the best initiatives would be supported by the partner organizations.

You can register by June 5 at e-mail [email protected]. To participate in the summer school, you must send us a CV and a project proposal that identifies and solves a problem in your community, and which you want to implement after the event (maximum one page, including purpose, activities, budget and project team). These will serve as selection criteria. The selected participants will be announced by June 7.

The organizers will provide accommodation and equivalent to 50% of the cost of transport (car or second-class train).

Support us: We have to make government more transparent and rational, by showing that we understand what they do and react when they are wrong. Get involved, contribute and support this effort.