From the beginning, the Capacity Building programs in Hungary, Poland and Romania focused on locally rooted, young organizations and informal groups, fostering their capacities in civic engagement, community building and organizational development. The integrated project funding serves not only their learning by doing, but will also create change in their communities and the beneficiaries will gain new insights and competences as well (red and blue circles).
Co-designing the three program lines together with the four cooperation partners, we opened up a third learning space for all of us to deepen the competences in program design, co-creation, learning approaches and for mutual exchange of experiences and methods. This learning space is organized in regular partner meetings and additional consulting sessions (green circle).
And finally, the new reality with COVID-19 made a switch from offline to online events necessary with all its positive and negative effects. It forced us to develop a fourth learning space for facilitators and coordinators to dive into the specifics of online facilitation and moderation handling new technologies, but also enabled additional trainings for working with the Tools for Citizens, a toolkit for collective action and organizational development, or for becoming a trainer and consultant for it. For this, we will provide two trainings with the freshly translated toolboxes in Polish and Romanian for the respective organizations and an international training in English for trainers working with the toolbox.