Making the First Steps
Participants of Summer School ‘First Steps in Politics’ got the opportunity to have a closer look at the political system of Ukraine, strategies of political communication, protection of human rights, advocacy methods for public initiatives, and more. Forty students from all over Ukraine took part in the Summer School, which was carried out from 6 to the 12 July in the Carpathian Mountains. The training was organized by DRI and the Council of Europe.
After completing the School, participants not only got a comprehensive toolkit for understanding political processes and legislative initiatives, but also learnt to pay attention to those aspects of the political discourse, which often go unnoticed when politics is discussed. For example, participants learned why humour is important in politics, what kind of rhetorical methods are used by politicians, how they promote their ideas and influence the society through the media.