Institute for Public Affairs organized second from all-in-all three study trips for young Afghan leaders in Slovakia. During their stay in Slovakia (October 30 – November 8), the guests from Afghanistan have met with representatives of the public institutions – National Council of the SR, Parliamentary Institute, Slovak Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Defense Ministry, local government in town Šamorín, District Court in Žilina as well as with the representatives of NGOs, among them: Partners for Democratic Change Slovakia, Citizen and Democracy, Community Foundation Revia, Forum Institute and Institute for Public Affairs. Workshops and lectures were focused on issues like democratic institutions building and sustainability, civil society, human and minority rights, role of independent media, civic campaigns and peaceful conflict management.
Project “Slovakia to Afghanistan. Assisting in Building Democracy in a New State“ is kindly supported by Slovak Aid.
Lecture by Mr Grigorij Mesežnikov, President of IVO – Development of political parties in Slovakia
Teaching lesson in a language lab at elementary school in Grinava
Meeting with the representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Defense
Visiting National Council of the Slovak Republic
After final debriefing and certificates´ ceremony