Summer School “Conscious elections”
On the eve of the election it’s very important to draw the attention of young people to the election process. As Ukrainian election practice says, the behavior of young people during the election process preferably is not conscious and reasonable.
On 18-23 August Summer School “Conscious elections” of Ukrainian Students’ Association together with Ukrainian Youth Forum was held in frames of the project “Forum of Civic Education” in the village Yablunytsya, Ivano-Frankivsk oblast, Ukraine. The event have been supported by Visegrad Fund, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, Hanns Seidel Stiftung, Ministry of Youth and Sports of Ukraine.
The main aim of the Summer School was to make young people conscious participants of the election process (Both groups: those who are voters and those who are candidate). To train young voters to control the activity of selected authorities and their representatives. To increase the representation of young conscious, active and responsible people in the municipalities.
The participants of the event were Ukrainian youth NGO members, young active Ukrainians, that are running as candidates for elections to local authorities in 2015, IDPs.Representatives of Polish, Austrian and Ukrainian NGOs, political institutions, political strategists and PR-specialists were invited as experts.
Summer School gave their participants both theoretical and practical knowledge.During the practical part the participants were part of political game “Elections in Yablunytsya”