MOCI MAKES A DIFFERENCE!
MOCI Caucaus in 2021 was a hybrid capacity building and networking project via a community platform in the digital world and on a grass-root level in real life. MOCI connected 12 urban and rural groups in the South-Caucasus through a blended learning environment for young people by several workshops, webinars and social happenings. The community actions and campaigning addressed young people in the region to sustain the initiated cooperation and to focus on self-organisation and creative productions. Funding in 2021 were provided by the Federal Foreign Office of Germany.
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MOCI IS COLLABORATIVE!
We were strongly committed to a needs-based and community-oriented development of the project actvivities. Our conceptual thinking and experiences in education and international cooperation ensured a long term and intense relationships of the partnership for critical thinking and creative education measures.
We all met for the first time and connected at the Civil Match event by the Goethe-Institutes in July 2020 because we realised we have all been working at the intersections of culture, education and social innovation and want to join forces to amplify impact in the Caucasus region across the borders. MOCI still builts on existing structure and informal setting by its partners: CCA Tbilisi in Georgia, Resource Hub in Azerbaijan, Creopia in Armenia and icebauhaus in Germany.
Local partners and peers:
Georgia: Komli, Kaspi /Creative Lab, Rustavi / Youth Initiative for Change, Bolnisi/ Samezoblo, Sighnaghi
Armenia: Youth Center, Margahovit / Gradarak, Amrakits / Helsinki Group, Spitak / Peace Dialogue, Vanadzor
Azerbaijan: Development House, Guba / Mingechevir Youth Initiative / BardaWoman Club, Barda /TFD Alumni Network
MOCI 2021 connected the four partners and 12 local communities virtually and through supportive workshops and social happenings. The MOCI-Tours were addressing Training of Trainers (ToT) and Community Workshops on the ground followed by a phase of MOCI-Webinars or hybrid events in the rural areas. The production of adapted Open Educational Resources for the local context was identified and realised throughout the whole project. The MOCI-Summit end of 2021 brought up young active citizens of the rural initiatives and local action groups together to foster the collaborative efforts.