Ask the Locals!



Capacity Building Activity – Skoulikaria & Arta, 10-15 November 2015


Inter Alia and its 5 project partners held a Capacity Building Activity aiming to train participants for the upcoming phases of the Ask the Locals! project. 30 persons from 6 countries (and 10 different nationalities) participated in the second action of the ALO! at the remote village of Skoulikaria, Greece between 10 and 15 November 2015. The whole team of 30 was made up of 6 working groups that will implement the following phases and actions of the project.

The CBA moved along three basic axes: a. Information and details regarding the project; b. Corruption-related challenges in partner countries; and c. Preparation for the upcoming phases. Participants were informed about the aims and structure of the project as well as working methods, tools and deliverabless. Next, participants worked on the topic of corruption and fund abuse. Through formal and non-formal learning activities, they received different inputs about common challenges and potential responses. In order to get a clearer idea about specificities of local agency against corruption, participants met with Periklis Migdos, the mayor of the municipality of Georgios Karaiskakis, while they also discussed some of the issues of the region with Ioannis Papalexis, the former mayor of the city of Arta and the local business consultant, Emily Kokkineli. The day in Arta also included a public discussion with local citizens about the project and a local-band concert organized in the framework of the ALO! project. In the final phase, together with the project managers of Inter Alia, participants analyzed the process of field research, the documentary production and the awareness campaign and discussed various possible ideas for disseminating the results and ways to meet potential obstacles that might occur during the ALO! project.

For more info contact papakostas@interaliaproject.com

Kick off Meeting 7-10 November 2015

The “Ask the Locals!” project was officially launched! From November 7th to November 10th project partners held a series of meetings regarding the upcoming phases of ALO!. Project managers Todor Yalamov (Center for the Study of Democracy), Petar Zmak (Civic Initiatives), Marian Damoc (Romanian Youth Movement for Democracy), Anelija Mitrova (Youth Alliance), Alessandro Melillo (PRISM) along with Nikos Papakostas, Boyka Boneva and Nikos Pasamitros of Inter Alia discussed in detail about the structure of the project. More specifically,  they analyzed the methodology foreseen, the involved communities and their characteristics, the logistics and financial aspects of cooperation, the profile and criteria for choice of the working groups, the exact tools for action during the project phases, the documentary production and the visibility and dissemination strategy.

Following a fruitful 3 days, the team departed for the second activity of the project, a Capacity Building Activity organized in Skoulikaria, Arta between November 10th and November 15th.

For more info contact papakostas@interaliaproject.com



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