Become an expert in the exploratory walks and change the city! Register for the training now!

  •  May 2, 2018

Would you like to influence the urban planning? Do you dream to engage your community in order to insist on better life conditions in the city? Register for a free two-day training and become an expert in conducting “Exploratory walks”!

And do you know that women and men experience the city and its spaces differently? A man and a woman can be located at the same place at the same time and feel in a totally opposite way. And what children and people with disabilities experience if their needs are not taken into consideration?

The Bulgarian Fund for Women is inviting you to join the free two-day training in the method of conducting “Exploratory walks” which will be held on 31st of May and 1st of June 2018 in The Youth Centre Plovdiv (18 Yasna Polyana Str.), from 9:00 to 18:00. The training will contribute to a better performance of the representatives of different organizations, civil activists, local leaders, gender experts, architects, urban planners, business owners, local government representatives and others. The “Exploratory walks” are an instrument for increasing the direct civil participation, empowerment of the local residents, exploring the urban environment and the topic of gender equality, and a creative approach for seeking innovative solutions for improving of public spaces.

What to expect?

The training will be led by the international experts from Womenability foundation. They use the method of “Exploratory walks” in order to achieve fair and balanced urban environment for everyone. Womenability have conducted walks in more than 25 cities around the world, among which Malmo, Prague, Zurich, Mumbai, Cape Town, Rio de Janeiro. However, the most important to be expected is that after the training you can conduct walks by yourself whenever and anywhere you wish!

Why to get involved?

In order to explore Plovdiv in a new way; To meet interesting people; To be part of unforgettable urban expedition; To learn how to conduct “Exploratory walks” anywhere in the world you want; To understand how to design the route, how to recruit the participants and what to do during the walk. Most of all to experience a special walk ….. only for the training participants. Should we go on?

How to participate?

Register until 27th of May 2018 here or send us the attached form at office@bgfundforwomen.org.

You can also register directly via phone call. Please contact +359894337948, Rada Elenkova or +359893530450, Nevena Bojilova. We will be in touch with you for confirmation and to send you the agenda and other materials.

 

About the initiative

The training is under the project “Sense of a City: an inclusive, safe and sustainable Plovdiv” of the Bulgarian Fund for Women, as part of the program of Plovdiv – European Capital of culture 2019 , in partnership with Gender Alternatives Foundation and Association “Consultancy Bureau Progress 7” .

The project offers a model for sustainable development based on a bottom-up approach, where the citizens are empowered to identify problems and to offer solutions improving the urban environment. 

While the training will be conducted in English, simultaneous translation will be provided. The number of participants is limited, register now!

For more information contacts us at office@bgfundforwomen.org or via phone +359 887275301, Gergana Kutseva.

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