The Other Space Foundation (Fundacja Inna Przestrzeń)
To create inspirational and safe space for meetings of young people from the Caucasus region
Tserakvi, Marneuli, Georgia
The idea of One Caucasus is simple and practical.
Marneuli region (picturesque but not touristic destination) has unique potential of being reconciliation center for the whole Caucasus. The long tradition of multi-ethnic peaceful co-existence is a base for modern, unconventional event where you can meet intellectuals, artists, animators from more than 20 countries from 5 continents.
By merging international and interdisciplinary approach with practical work on the local level One Caucasus create the offer for people from whole Europe - where even the most experienced Western European animators will learn something new from local communities of Armenian, Azerbaijani and Georgian villages of Marneuli region.
We want One Caucasus to be a place where open-minded, creative and task-oriented people from whole Caucasus will see that they are not alone.
We will recruit young talented musicians, artists, animators, educators, architects, human rights activists from Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia to work on at least 5 new projects together with professionals from other regions of Europe and the rest of the world.
We will reach out to at least 15 new villages of Marneuli region with educational program conducted by International Volunteers of One Caucasus and start permanent Civic Educational Academy for youth of Marneuli region.
We will create new One Caucasus Town with at least 10 various, interdisciplinary spaces.
We will support creating the first Caucasus participatory budget in Marneuli.
* international level - 1) creating open calls for international volunteers to join One Caucasus - last year we had ca' 100 applications from more than 20 countries, 2) organizing Volunteer Program in August in Marneuli region (main tasks: conducting educational workshops and creating One Caucasus Town for the festival),
* regional level - creating One Caucasus teams in Baku, Yerevan and Tbilisi in order to recruit artists, animators and participants of One Caucasus Festival,
* local level - work with local government and communities of Marneuli to prepare first participatory budget in Caucasus including Marneuli Citizens Council to decide on municipality budget 2016 during One Caucasus Festival in August this year,
* local/international level - preparations for One Caucasus Festival
Funding requested from Advocate Europe
As we are interdisciplinary non-profit program with multi-track approach we are ready to learn more about any of similar programs. Formula of One Caucasus is also open to join by other initiatives. Please check the www.youtube.com/OneCaucasus to see our last year activities!