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horizontal.talks

horizontal.talks is a space for exchange and learning offered by horizontal school. We enable learning through peer exchange between facilitators, trainers and learners with different backgrounds addressing topics of non-formal education and citizenship education, such as democracy, facilitation, organizational development and more. horizontal school designs horizontal and democratic learning spaces for open-minded and curious individuals, their teams and organizations, to navigate in a (too) complex world. You can find more information on all the upcoming trainings on www.horizontal.school.

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S2 E5: Marischa, Julian, Annegret and Alona: Shifts and changes in citizenship education - what are our values?
This episode refers to the publication “Rethinking Citizenship Education. A Collection of Voices”. We interviewed our project partners who are facilitators, community builders, managing directors and/or initiators of educational programs and projects. Based on the publication we are reflecting together about what shifted or changed in our work, in citizenship education, and what are values and mission in the present and for the future. You can find the mentioned articles in the publication “Rethinking Citizenship Education. A Collection of Voices.” Speakers: Marischa Weiser, Annegret Wulff, Alona Karavai and Julian Gröger About the speakers: Alona Karavai is co-founder of Insha Osvita, of residency house Khata-Maysternya, of agency proto produkciia, of the gallery Asortymentna kimnata and of the media about art post impreza. She is social investor at Urban Space 500, and co-organizer of Porto Franko festival. From 2022 head of the board of MitOst e.V. being an international player in the field of active citizenship, diversity and community building. She has studied organizational development in TU Kaiserslautern. Professional interests are facilitation, organizational development, non-formal education and educational products, cultural management, visual art and music. Annegret Wulff is executive board member of MitOst e.V. and managing director of Commit gGmbH. She has developed diverse programs supporting active citizenship and social cohesion in Europe and its neighboring countries. One of them is Theodor-Heuss-Kolleg program which she has scaled in more than 20 countries in Eastern and Central Europe, Turkey, and Northern Africa. The latest program is Vidnova (https://vidnova.org) which supports Ukrainian civil society actors to continue their work as fellows hosted by diverse European partners. She has year long experience in building communities and networks as well as organizational development. Marischa Weiser is a facilitator, community builder in Commit at MitOst (www.mitost.org) and co-founder and program head of horizontal school (www.horizontal.school). Working in the field of culture and citizenship education, she enjoys bringing practitioners together for peer-learning and building fruitful collaborations for creating collective social impact. She is co-initiator and coordinator of the project "Rethink citizenship education". Julian is an environmental activist working for EcoVisio (https://www.ecovisio.org ) in Moldova. Before that he studied Cultural Studies and Environmental Management in Germany. His key topic is education for sustainable developments and the areas he works in are energy, nutrition and climate protection. He is convinced that with all the challenges climate change brings, it is also a big chance for our societies to unite and become more caring, conscious and peaceful. “Rethink Citizenship Education in Times of Change” is funded by the German Federal Foreign Office and implemented by MitOst e.V. in cooperation with Insha Osvita and EcoVisio.
44:01 15.01.23
S2 E4: Movement Meditation with Christa
Take a breath to be more present in the moment. Join Christa Cocciole while she guides us through an exercise that helps us to listen more carefully to our body. If you would like to dig deeper into citizenship education in times of change, then check out the publication “Rethinking Citizenship Education. A Collection of Voices.” Idea & Narration: Christa Cocciole About Christa: Christa weaves her background as a dancer and Systems Therapist into her life long commitment as an activist. She believes by learning to listen to the body and showing up with a compassionate presence in all that is, we can collectively make deeper impacts in social transformation: www.christacocciole.com. “Rethink Citizenship Education in Times of Change” is funded by the German Federal Foreign Office and implemented by MitOst e.V. in cooperation with Insha Osvita and EcoVisio.
07:28 15.01.23
S2 E3: Notice, Name & Navigate with Agata (in Polish)
Join this short exercise to become more aware of what your body needs at this moment and return to your grounded center. If you would like to dig deeper into citizenship education in times of change, then check out the publication “Rethinking Citizenship Education. A Collection of Voices.” Thanks to Agata Maziarz for guiding us through this exercise. This episode is also available in English, Ukrainian, German and Romanian. Idea: Christa Cocciole Translation & Narration: Agata Maziarz About Agata: Agata Maziarz is a communication partner at commit by MitOst gGmbH and MitOst, a photographer, coordinator, and publisher of the "Rethinking Citizenship Education. A Collection of Voices" publication. She has broad cross-sectoral experience in community management, branding, facilitation, online business, and grassroots initiatives related to culture, specifically visual arts and music. Agata draws upon impulses, exceptional design, and management practices from following digital services and products. Member of an intercultural choir and singing community in Kraków, Chór w Kontakcie. “Rethink Citizenship Education in Times of Change” is funded by the German Federal Foreign Office and implemented by MitOst e.V. in cooperation with Insha Osvita and EcoVisio.
02:54 15.01.23
S2 E3: Notice, Name & Navigate with Marischa (in German)
Join this short exercise to become more aware of what your body needs at this moment and return to your grounded center. If you would like to dig deeper into citizenship education in times of change, then check out the publication “Rethinking Citizenship Education. A Collection of Voices.” Thanks to Marischa Weiser for guiding us through this exercise. This episode is also available in English, Ukrainian, Romanian and Polish. Idea: Christa Cocciole Translation & Narration: Marischa Weiser About Marischa: Marischa is a facilitator, community builder in Commit at MitOst (www.mitost.org) and co-founder and program head of horizontal school (www.horizontal.school). Working in the field of culture and citizenship education, she enjoys bringing practitioners together for peer-learning and building fruitful collaborations for creating collective social impact. She is co-initiator and coordinator of the project "Rethink citizenship education". “Rethink Citizenship Education in Times of Change” is funded by the German Federal Foreign Office and implemented by MitOst e.V. in cooperation with Insha Osvita and EcoVisio.
03:25 15.01.23
S2 E3: Notice, Name & Navigate with Oana (in Romanian)
Join this short exercise to become more aware of what your body needs at this moment and return to your grounded center. If you would like to dig deeper into citizenship education in times of change, then check out the publication “Rethinking Citizenship Education. A Collection of Voices.” Thanks to Oana Laslău for guiding us through this exercise. This episode is also available in English, Ukrainian, German and Polish. Idea: Christa Cocciole Translation & Narration: Oana Laslău About Oana: Oana is an experienced Project Manager & Youth Mentor at Gutenberg Youth Organisation, Romania (www.Gutenberg.ro). She has also mentored and co-founded educational SMEs and social enterprises in Romania, supporting language learning and personal development for children and young people. “Rethink Citizenship Education in Times of Change” is funded by the German Federal Foreign Office and implemented by MitOst e.V. in cooperation with Insha Osvita and EcoVisio.
03:13 15.01.23
S2 E3: Notice, Name & Navigate with Natalya (in Ukrainian)
Join this short exercise to become more aware of what your body needs at this moment and return to your grounded center.  If you would like to dig deeper into citizenship education in times of change, then check out the publication “Rethinking Citizenship Education. A Collection of Voices.” Thanks to Nataliya Trambovetska for guiding us through this exercise. This episode is also available in English, Romanian, German and Polish.  Idea: Christa Cocciole Translation & Narration: Natalya Trambovetska About Natalya: Natalya is a facilitator, mentor and co-founder of NGO "Insha Osvita", which focuses on non-formal civic education and community development. She has a background in psychology and applies a holistic approach and non-violent communication methods to her work; she also supports facilitators’ professional development as a supervisor. She develops learning methodologies for live and online formats and is a co-author of several handbooks for facilitators. “Rethink Citizenship Education in Times of Change” is funded by the German Federal Foreign Office and implemented by MitOst e.V. in cooperation with Insha Osvita and EcoVisio. 
02:49 15.01.23
S2 E3: Notice, Name & Navigate with Christa (in English)
Join this short exercise to become more aware of what your body needs at this moment and return to your grounded center. If you would like to dig deeper into citizenship education in times of change, then check out the publication “Rethinking Citizenship Education. A Collection of Voices.” Thanks to Christa Cocciole for guiding us through this exercise. This episode is also available in Romanian, Ukrainian, German and Polish.  Idea & Narration: Christa Cocciole About Christa: Christa weaves her background as a dancer and Systems Therapist into her life long commitment as an activist. She believes by learning to listen to the body and showing up with a compassionate presence in all that is, we can collectively make deeper impacts in social transformation: www.christacocciole.com. “Rethink Citizenship Education in Times of Change” is funded by the German Federal Foreign Office and implemented by MitOst e.V. in cooperation with Insha Osvita and EcoVisio. 
02:57 15.01.23
S2 E2: Tea Talk with Christa and Betka: How can we be more mindful with ourselves and with each other?
Grab a tea and listen to Betka and Christa sharing their experience and observations of how working in teams has changed in the last years. How do we want to hold spaces and with whom? And how can we benefit from diverse groups and different skills each team member has to offer and at the same time don’t forget to take care of us individually and as a group?  If you would like to dig deeper into citizenship education in times of change, then check out the publication “Rethinking Citizenship Education. A Collection of Voices.” Speakers: Christa Cocciole and Bětka Wójcik About Christa and Bětka: Bětka is passionate about creating safe spaces for learning and dialogue.  At her work she has been supporting and co-creating projects which empower young people and communities in Poland and Georgia. Several years ago she came across Nonviolent Communication - it was a real game changer for her and it became the essential of her life and work with people.  Christa weaves her background as a dancer and Systems Therapist into her life long commitment as an activist. She believes by learning to listen to the body and showing up with compassionate presence in all that is, we can collectively make deeper impacts in social transformation: www.christacocciole.com. Mentioned in this episode: Brené Brown: Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts. Robin Wall Kimmerer: Braiding Sweetgras: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants. “Rethink Citizenship Education in Times of Change” is funded by the German Federal Foreign Office and implemented by MitOst e.V. in cooperation with Insha Osvita and EcoVisio.
37:57 15.01.23
S2 E1: How can we adapt to a rapidly changing world?
The world has changed during the pandemic, related lockdowns and a full-scale war in Ukraine. It affected the way we meet, exchange, and learn together. In this episode, Malwina guides us through experiences and learnings of facilitators from the MitOst network and how they are adapting to change.  If you would like to dig deeper into citizenship education in times of change, then check out the publication “Rethinking Citizenship Education. A Collection of Voices.” Script: Malwina Fendrych Speakers: Malwina Fendrych, Marta Gawinek-Dagargulia, Natalya Trambovetska, Bětka Wójcik, Monica Tranchych About Malwina: Malwina Fendrych, known for conceptual and creative thinking, works as a cross-sectoral communication strategist and consultant as well as an educational program designer and manager. Inspired by motherhood, sisterhood, art and nature she truly believes that contemporary communication should be driven by tenderness and determination. Since 2017, she has been working as an educator and international facilitator in citizenship education, project management, creative, critical and media literacy.Throughout the past years she works at commit by MitOst gGmbH and MitOst e.V. She is coordinator of the publication “Rethinking Citizenship Education. A collection of Voices”. “Rethink Citizenship Education in Times of Change” is funded by the German Federal Foreign Office and implemented by MitOst e.V. in cooperation with Insha Osvita and EcoVisio. 
21:31 15.01.23
Trailer of Season 2: Rethink Citizenship Education in Times of Change
This season of horizontal.talks is a collection of voices. We will discuss citizenship education in times of change and crisis and will hear from facilitators from Poland, Romania, Ukraine, Moldova and Germany sharing how they perceive the development in recent years, how they deal with change and how it affects their work as facilitators. If you would like to dig deeper into citizenship education in times of change, then check out the publication “Rethinking Citizenship Education. A Collection of Voices.” Speaker: Linda Frankenthal “Rethink Citizenship Education in Times of Change” is funded by the German Federal Foreign Office and implemented by MitOst e.V. in cooperation with Insha Osvita and EcoVisio.  Design: actu&tactu Illustration: Julia Knyupa  Music by QubeSounds from Pixabay
03:31 15.01.23
Aimilia, Ana, Munkhchimeg & Andreea: How to work with the Toolbox for organizational development?
In this episode our guests share their journey of working with the Civil Society Toolbox in the frame of the Organizational Development Grant (ODG) and explain how young as well as more experienced organizations and teams can use the methods and process offered by the Toolbox for their own organizational development. What is the Organizational Development Grant? The Organizational Development Grant is implemented in the frame of the Civil Society Cluster in the Bosch Alumni Network by iac and MitOst and offers teams and organizations support that have the need to work for their organizational development. The grant provides a trained coach who works alongside each team to create a custom-made workshop depending on their specific needs as well as additional budget for implementing the workshop. Tools mentioned in this episode: Toolbox UNESCO intercultural competences Organizations mentioned in this episode: Bosch Alumni Network International alumni center (iac) MitOst Socius Comm'on Our guest speakers: Aimilia Emmanouil is a Political Scientist and writer, with an M.A. in Cultural Policy, Management and Communication. She is Arts Marketing and Development Consultant and Designer of educational programs fo children. Munkhchimeg Erdenebileg is from Mongolia and one of the co-founders of UNA Mongolia NGO, and was serving as Board Member for 2021/2022. Andreaa Breaz: With a background in International Relations and Psychology, Andreea is interested in providing learning spaces which enable meaningful conversations and knowledge exchange. This is why she started her own language center and is working with different tools to improve organizational culture in different contexts. Ana Janošev, in her role as the Managing Director, is leading Social Impact Award, one of the world's largest communities for early-stage social entrepreneurs under 30, active in Europe, Africa, and Asia. Ana is committed to building capacity among early-stage entreprenuers and fostering cross-sector dialogues on the topic of social entrepreneurship. Based in Vienna, Austria, she is leading a diverse team of 100+ SIA team members and is overseeing the community growth and strategic development. horizontal.talks is a podcast offered by horizontal school. Check out horizontal school's approach and trainings on www.horizontal.school.
30:25 14.03.22
Ghizlane & Janhavi: How to integrate artistic approaches into facilitation?
In this episode, Ghizlane Akourim and Janhavi Dhamankar, give insights into their facilitation practice by sharing learnings from horizontal school's Advanced Facilitation Training, good practices and how we - as facilitators - can improve by accepting feedback and never stop learning. Furthermore, Gi Gi and Janhavi reflect what it means to be a facilitator and if this term fits for all practices, especially aristic approaches in facilitation. Mentioned in this episode: > David Bohm and his idea of dialogue: Read more about it here > Shelley Sacks and the concept of Social Sculpture: Check out her TedxTalk > Joseph Beuys' concept of Social Sculpture: Read more about his idea Our guest speakers: Ghizlane Akourim is an educator, trainer, and learning facilitator. With a background in Corporate Finance, and a large experience in social change, Ghizlane strives so more youth can get access to quality education, take care of their personal development, and give back to their communities. Janhavi Dhamankar is an Indian Classical dance perfomer, teacher, an artistic researcher, and a social sculpture practitioner. She designs and offers 'empathy-practices' in her current research to explore how we can treat social interaction itself as an artwork to re-shape, re-imagine 'mainstream' society. Her recent publications include "Empathy-in-Practice: A Method for Artistic Research?" in Artistic research: Is there some Method? and a collectively authored piece "What is Refugee" in Crisis/Krisis, Perfomance Philosophy, special edition. You can find more information on Janhavi's website. horizontal.talks is a podcast offered by horizontal school. Check out horizontal school's approach and trainings on www.horizontal.school.
23:27 09.12.21
Anastasija & Ivo: Why facilitation is key for successful group processes?
Ivo Krug and Anastasija Pobednova participated in horizontal school’s Basic Facilitation Training and share in this episode what attracted them to become facilitators and the little moments of magic they experienced so far through facilitation. Anastasija and Ivo both work in post-soviet countries and tell us more why facilitating group decision processes are challenging in this region, but also what great potential lies in giving people tools and opportunities for self-directed learning. Anastasia Pobednova is a founder of non-governmental organization "Bureau of Initiatives " in Stavropol. "Bureau" promotes civic and non-formal education among educators and youth. Anastasia is a trainer, facilitator  and manager of educational and socio-cultural projects: https://www.instagram.com/pobednovanastya/. Ivo Krug is co-founder of Tek Bunkeri, a cultural and social initiative that develops and implements projects for the utilization of abandoned military facilities in Albania and a passionate facilitator. horizontal.talks is a podcast offered by horizontal school. Check out horizontal school's approach and trainings on www.horizontal.school.
25:33 23.08.21
Astrid & Linda: What do I need to consider when choosing evaluation methods for my project?
Inspired by a ranking of evaluation methods in the Social Reporting Standard, Astrid Thews and Linda Frankenthal talk about their experiences with methods and approaches of evaluation design and reflect on the reliability of several methods. They also discuss why it matters to be clear about the purpose of one´s evaluation and the learnings one can gain from it. Astrid Thews is a systemic organizational developer, facilitator and evaluator of cultural and non-formal education projects. She co-conceived and co-facilitated the blended-learning training “Evaluate to Grow you Impact” for horizontal school.  Linda Frankenthal is a podcast lover and coordinator of Our Voices, a project that aims to connect and support podcasters within the WANA region and Germany. She participated in the training “Evaluate to Grow your Impact” and will accompany the horizontal.talks podcast further on.  horizontal.talks is a podcast offered by horizontal school. Check out horizontal school's approach and trainings on www.horizontal.school.
19:21 11.05.21
horizontal.talks trailer
horizontal.talks is a space for exchange and learning offered by horizontal school. We enable learning through peer exchange between facilitators, trainers and learners with different backgrounds addressing topics of non-formal education and citizenship education, such as democracy, facilitation, organizational development and more. horizontal school designs horizontal and democratic learning spaces for open-minded and curious individuals, their teams and organizations, to navigate in a (too) complex world. You can find more information on all the upcoming trainings on the horizontal school website.
01:37 11.05.21