AUTUMN 2012 LYNC NEWSLETTER LYNC LAUNCHES 2013 ACTION-PLAN ! N5 DIRECTLY FROM SOUTH-CAUCASUS ! In November 2012 LYNC held its special meeting in Bakuriani, Georgia. Read in our newsletter why this meeting was and who where our guests on this meeting! LYNC is celebrating its 1 year old !!! SPECIAL PAGE INSIDE: LYNC IS 1 YEAR OLD! younger then 22, single or in a way WAWATALA, which combined in 400 days of LYNC: fact two different parts of the relationship, those who have Caucasian youth shaping been in Germany and those who discussion (WWW and TALA, i.e. the future. have not). New participants and “What Went Well” and “To Take A old members of LYNC were Look At”). The participants were We are glad to share with you our sharing their thoughts about divided into three local groups and report on the meeting held by LYNC LYNC activities during that one started working on the estimation of team and newcomers in Bakuriani year of the experience and future their own work and the job done on November 2012 with guidance of JULIs plans. Experienced members international level. The presentations and Friedrich Naumann Foundation. told the story of LYNC, how it of the local LYNC teams on this issue was founded, new participants were needed for other had the chance to share their participants to 4ind out T h e 1 6 t h o f 4irst impression about the what were the actual November 2012 community and how they learnt p ro b l e m s i n o t h e r was the 4irst day about it, which seminars they countries and what of the seminar on p a r t i c i p a t e d i n . H r a c h w e r e t h e m a i n “LYNC‐Caucasian Ghambaryan took them for a achievements. Youth Shaping the Future”. The short, guided tour through the LYNC history and later the LYNC Presentation from Georgiaintroduction session was very interesting because of the new format team answered the questions of Georgian team mentioned the of the energizer. People were being intrigued new participants. opportunity to represent LYNC in divided into groups based on the Gummersbach, as a noticeable questions that one of the trainers had After that the participants had a session called in a very funny achievement. Georgian participants prepared (elder or younger then 22, shared their thoughts on the need to single or in a relationship, those who w a y W A W A T A L A , w h i c h combined in fact two different PR LYNC in the Caucasus, spread have been in Germany and those who information among more young LIKE US: https://www.facebook.com/lync.youth
LYNC engaged those who are more actively. Though this ‐ Activities of LYNC are not new to the liberal ideology. That practice is not suitable to be perceived by FNF. Local events might be done via seminars and realized between all three meet no interest from the side other activities. LYNC should countries equally. o f t h e f o u n d a t i o n . wo r k m o re a c t ive ly w i t h political parties and provide Presentation from Armeniathem with new working tools. The Armenian team of LYNC Presentation from Azerbaijan mentioned that they meet continuously in Yerevan. And Azerbaijani team mentioned the fact that they are friends their experience of organizing and keep in touch all the time regional seminars in Baku, makes it easier to organize Sumgait and other regions of something. The team just gets A z e r b a i j a n . T h e y h a d a together and decides what to do campaign called “Free Future” and shares the responsibilities.t o s u p p o r t t h e p o l i t i c a l The central part that is prisoners. They have also had Armenian team has also a good combining the three circles is open discussion in Baku and on recruiting mechanism. It has important for FNF. Somehow this “Mobilizing young people” i n d i v i d u a l p a r t n e r s a n d the bilateral parts also do. The meeting representatives from organizations, NGOs, think‐tans local parts are ok, but not the E u r o p e a n p a r l i a m e n t that it works with. Two months centre of attention. FNF is participated. Azerbaijani team ago LYNC Arm organized an willing to support locally, but t r i e s t o s e l e c t a c t i v e event with Woman Rights more important is the Centre. If participants from local events Center which included also a LYNC gives FNF the Centre, it and keep in continuous touch street action on gender issues. can easily require support on with them. Their partners in the t h e l o c a l l e v e l . H r a c h regions were Musavat party, six The Armenian members of Ghambaryan’s remarks was the other liberal organizations in LYNC have opportunity to following: “If we do not have the Azerbaijan. represent LYNC internationally circles, we will not have the o n va r i o u s yo u t h e ve n t s overlapping part of the graphic.”W e a k n e s s e s : L a c k o f ( G e r m a ny, U S A , M o l d ova , responsibility. Some members Hungary etc.). But Armenian FNF suggested doing two local did not respect the main team has a problem to 4ind seminars in Azerbaijan and working schedule of LYNC long‐term motivated people and Armenia in February before a Azerbaijani team by organizing keep them being motivated all joint seminar in Georgia. LYNC something different in the the time. can build the program of the country. LYNC used to have seminar. The idea of Mrs Pamuk skyp e ca ll s formerly and is to choose the same program currently the team feels the lack for the local events. FNF would o f t h o s e c a l l s w h i l e Then followed the input from Yasemin Pamuk concerning look forward to the list of c o m m u n i c a t i n g . T h e p o s s i b l e t o p i c s o f t h r e e Azerbaijani and Armenian team cooperation between FNF and LYNC with the idea on the countries and the concept of the have a separate challenge to program. FNF is open for think about concerning the further action plan. Later two participants from each country proposals. Besides that, FNF political relation between two would also need the list of countries and LYNC has to think were invited to share the news and last events of their countries LYNCers of three countries, how to approach and react to which would also include the this question. Possibly for to keep other participants up to date about the collective situation names of those, who are ready avoiding lack of information on to join the meetings at the the local events and personal within the region. The discussion intrigued the participants with the appointed time sharp.opinions about them, it might be good to appoint certain opportunity to ask question T h e 6 w o r k i n g g r o u p s p e o p l e w h o c o u l d b e concerning this events directly to introduced the results of their responsible for posting news those who come from the country work, moderated by the JuLis from three countries in the of origin. members. With their help the Facebook group. Mrs Pamuk referred to two groups concretized the main m a j o r i s s u e s t h a t t h e tasks that LYNC faces in their Azerbaijani participants had the special sphere and gave their idea to invite Georgian LYNC participants mentioned: suggestions on what could be members in cooperation with ‐ Relation with FNF altogether, done next. The new participants FNF to their local events, which being more independent from of the seminar were also would keep the team in touch FNF; engaged into the working
groups, and this fact gave the chance to finally raise the member countries, but this time them an opportunity to decide main challenges that LYNC faced the LYNC team was confident to which group would they want to during one year. There were some discuss them tet-a-tet to prevent continue working with. The issues mentioned that seemed to further possible conflicts during experienced LYNC staff members be quite tough for the members to online cooperation. and those who were engaged in approach because of the political the works of LYNC formerly, had situation and relations betweenPhoto Story by Arman Karakhanyan ?
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