On 19 September 2022 a group of 13 youth from Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan paid a visit to the Council of Europe Office in Georgia. The participants of the study tour are graduates of the SICA Central Asia Youth Leadership Academy (CAYLA).
At the Council of Europe Office in Georgia, the visitors learned about the Council of Europe work in the field of human rights and equality. The meeting focused on the Council of Europe’s awareness-raising campaign – I Choose Equality, its methodology, goals, and its results. While discussing the best practices of the campaign, participants learned about the Equality Week, Equality Hackathon as well as Equality Ambassadors’ work in the promotion of equality and diversity in Georgia and the campaign online tools. They also enhanced their knowledge on various awareness-raising activities that can be run in public spaces, such as quizzes, interactive games, competitions, exhibitions, etc.
As part of the study visit, participants also held meetings with the National Council of Youth Organisations, Save the Children in Georgia, Europe Foundation, Rights Georgia, UN Women in Georgia, Media Development Foundation, UNICEF Georgia and other organisations.
The aim of the study visit is to share experience and knowledge on management of the social projects, planning and implementing of communication campaigns on human rights, inclusion and equality.
This study tour is an activity of the Social Innovations in Central Asia (SICA), a five-year initiative funded by USAID and implemented by Eurasia Foundation. The goal of SICA is to cultivate a vibrant and responsive civil society in Central Asia.