GONG is currently working on training teachers to acquire the skills to teach students about civic engagement and participation in policy making. Because GONG believes in civic participation, it included an “Education for Citizenship Literacy” module in its curriculum to educate teachers about political decision-making processes and civic engagement. Workshops on these topics were held for professional teachers in Sisak and Pazin in March and Rijeka in April. In June, the workshops are planned for teachers in Primorsko-goranska County and Osijek.
An educational program for educators and teachers tackling media literacy is one of the most important educational programs that GONG has designed. It aims to equip teachers to properly educate and inform their students about the significance of media literacy today. The program also focuses on teaching students how to develop a critical approach towards newspaper, electronic and digital media.
Intercultural learning involves learning about differences, other cultures and their customs, openness of communication, building relationships with others, and developing awareness that building a community in which we live is only possible with the involvement of all of its participants.
From 2 to 7 of July, a joint seminar by GONG and Nansen Dialogue centre was held in the city of Zadar in Croatia.
CROSOL – Croatian Platform for International Citizen Solidarity joined protests across Europe to support Hungarian NGOs. Reacting to the appeal of Amnesty International and 500 European associations under the umbrella of Civil Society Europe, Prime Minister Orban said that "Soros and its affiliates are trying to undermine the capabilities of the Hungarian state to protect its borders from migrants, and thus national security”.
On Thursday, April 13, 2017 GONG celebrated its 20th birthday. The event was marked by a conference and the accompanying cultural program held in Zagreb's Students' Center and attended by more than 200 activists of different generations and different struggles from Croatia and the neighbouring countries. The video in Croatian is available HERE, while the program of the conference and the exhibition in Croatian can be found HERE.
The conference „In Search of a Citizen: Regional Time-machine of Activist and Artistic Practices“ took place on April 13, 2017, on the occasion of GONG's 20th birthday. The event involved 208 citizens, including 169 participants from Croatia, 10 participants from Serbia, 6 participants from Montenegro, 10 participants from Macedonia and 13 participants from Bosnia and Herzegovina. The video is available HERE, while the program of the conference and the exhibition can be found HERE.
The round table discussion „Human Rights Protection Going Downhill: Successes and Failures of Activist Practices in the Region“ was held on December 7, 2017 in the scope of the Human Rights Film Festival Zagreb. The event involved 54 citizens, including 49 participants from Croatia, 2 participants from Serbia, 1 participant from Macedonia and 2 participants from Bosnia and Herzegovina.
A training of trainers and a youth training on digital democracy were delivered in Zadar.
Launched is the new website of the Southeast Europe Coalition on Whistleblower Protection. The site is the campaign, outreach, news and research hub for the whistleblower movement in Southeast Europe.