23 July 2004
Information related the training-seminars being held in Fizuli
district within the project titled "Development of partnership and linkages
between municipalities and young people" with the funding of World Bank,
OSI-AF and the Eurasia Foundation.
The participants of training-seminars are young people from 16-35 ages, local
communities and representatives of municipalities and executive powers. Seminars
also engage representatives of local refugee and IDP communities. The amounts
of participants differ between 30-40 individuals.
The topic of seminars and workshops is dedicated the theme like "the indispensability
and importance of local self-governance in democracy", "the participation
forms of citizens in local self-governance processes" "division of
authority between state structures and local self-government units" and
"finding solution ways for existing social problems by participating in
the local-self governance processes".
By developing the present project AAYSA tends to promote more active participation
of Azeri citizens-youth in local self-governance processes, to raise their awareness
on the democratic processes and institutions in their communities, to create
the bridge between the local self-government and government units and the youth
community members-including refugees, IDP, disabled representatives with the
prospective of strengthening relationships between youth, community, municipal
and government members in order to promote local solutions for local concerns.
By implementing this project with above mentioned population groups, organization
draws attention of local self-government officials, government representatives
to the problems and necessities of these groups by explaining them one of the
solution ways of these problems in partnership and cooperation between the local
self-government and government units and the youth community members. This project
actively engage youth in the larger local self-governance processes while preparing
them to take on responsibilities in this field for implementing projects concerning
the problems applying the mentioned group.
Improvement mutual understanding and dialog skills between individuals from
youth, community and municipal leadership groups and government officials by
organizing regular meetings and workshops aimed at engaging them in community
conversation on an issue of local solutions for local community concerns is
the priority of project.
Within the project the booklet titled "Participation in municipality work
and in municipal elections" was published. The booklet reflects appropriate
materials related the enlightening program of the project.
At the second stage of the project, presentation of booklets and public discussion
dedicated the problems that the project is seeking out in rural parts of Azerbaijan
will be held.