“Unborder Your Way” – Training in Lithuania

Jovariškes, 24-01.11.2015

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Visa-free Europe Coalition member, Belarusian-Lithuanian Belarus Watch, organized with the support of the Erasmus+ programme a training dedicated to mobility in Europe: migration, visas and public campaigning in this spheres. It was held in Jovariškes (Trakai county, Lithuania).

Marta Cubajevaite, executive director of the National Non-Governmental Development Cooperation Organisations’ Platform, was speaking on migration. In an interactive way, she introduced migration issues, tendencies and problems to training’s participants.

The Stefan Batory Foundation’s representative Krzysztof Mrozek prepared a workshop “Barriers for mobility: visas”, focusing on the topic of visa regimes, their functioning and visa facilitation/liberalisation processes. Participants, basing on SBF experience, were working on advocacy tools that can be used for advocating in the EU institutions and authorities of neighbouring states in favour of the idea of visa liberalisation.

A separate workshop on public campaigning was coordinated by former BY Watch activist, currently Green Party (Lithuania) political adviser, Tomas Tomilinas. Participants learned not only about the theory of campaigning and values behind campaigns, but were also given an opportunity to prepare their own campaign project.

Among 25 participants were nationals of Poland, Lithuania, Belarus, Moldova, Georgia and France. Trainers were: Evgeniya Larikova (Belarus Watch) and Achiko Pholadashvili (Georgian Youth for Europe).

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