The “Academy of Participation” (AoP) is a highly interactive and applicable learning cycle that brings together representatives of Local Authorities (LAs) and civil society to learn of different ways of community engagement in the inclusive decision-making processes at the local level.
Solidarity Fund PL in Georgia established the “Academy of Participation” in 2019, within the framework of the “Support Democracy” project, co-financed by the Polish Development Cooperation Programme of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland.
The “Academy of Participation” (AoP) is a space:
- Where active citizens, civil servants, representatives of municipalities and non-governmental organizations and all, interested in better-off communities, develop new skills;
- Where all above-mentioned learn about public participation in the local decision-making process;
- Where it is possible to build new habits, gain international experience and establish new contacts and networks;
- Where everyone can acquire knowledge and accommodate new skills on active citizenship, having “a voice” in locally-important issues and take actions.