Seminars on the development of social initiatives were held September 12-15, 2016 in Bykhov, Klichev, Krasnopolye and Slavgorod as part of the preparation for the third Fair of Local Initiatives.
The participants were assisted in the designing and structuring of initiatives with respect to the following points:
- definition of problems and target groups;
- setting of goals and objectives;
- outlining of priority measures to be taken to achieve the set goals and objectives;
- determination of the expected results.
Attending the seminars were representatives of education and healthcare institutions, territorial centers of social services for the population, libraries, museums and other entities operating in the social sector. Under the guidance of experienced experts of the International Foundation for Rural Development, the participants were given an opportunity to fully canvass their ideas. The seminars became an excellent basis for designing social projects. Following the seminars, best projects were selected for a presentation at the Fair of Local Initiatives on September 21-23, 2016 in Krasnopolye.
The events were sponsored by the U.S. Embassy Small Grants Program under the project ‘Private-Public Partnership for Sustainable Development of Rural Districts of Belarus’.