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PTSD from Ukraine
December 31, 2015
TBD: Ukraine: PTSD
Ukraine

• Social Issues: Open World will invite mixed delegations of legislators, executive branch and NGO officials, and other community leaders to the United States to see how their counterparts here work to address social services delivery and funding issues. Programs should enable delegates to learn on-site about the operations, structure, and funding of leading public and private social service agencies; job-shadow their professional counterparts; meet with legislators and legislative staff to discuss social services issues, legislation, and funding; and meet with NGO leaders who work with or advocate for special populations (e.g., disabled, elderly, or economically disadvantaged citizens; adoptive families and children in the foster care system; abused, neglected, or abandoned children; victims of domestic violence; substance abusers; and those with life-threatening diseases and conditions).

Rural Economies, Investment and Urban Renewal from Serbia
December 2, 2015
Appletown, WS: Serbia: Job Creation for Rural Economies
Baltimore, MD: Serbia: Developing Tools to Attract Foreign Direct Investment
Jackson, MS: Serbia: Developing Tools to Attract Foreign Direct Investment
TBD: Serbia: Urban Renewal
Serbia

• Accountable Governance: Local programs on accountable governance emphasize the legislative process, administrative capacity-building, transparency, service delivery, financing of government services, media relations, community development, and environmental management.

Civil Society Monitoring, Oversight of the Judiciary and Free Legal Aid from Ukraine
November 11, 2015
Scituate, RI: Ukraine: Civil Society Monitoring andOversight of the Judiciary
Santa Cruz, CA: Ukraine: Free Legal Aid
Ukraine

• Judicial Rule of Law: Delegates explore U.S. approaches to court proceedings, the jury-trial process, the adversarial system, plea-bargaining, alternative dispute resolution, law enforcement and corrections practices, and the legislative process. Other possible topics include judicial independence, judicial ethics, juvenile justice practices, financial dispute resolution, bankruptcy proceedings, and judicial administration. Delegations usually meet with federal, state, and/or (if applicable) local legislators or their staff to discuss judiciary-related legislative issues and funding.

• Civic Rule of Law: Programs aimed at legal professionals in the fields of legal education, juvenile justice, and legal advocacy for underserved populations should provide delegates with the opportunity to see how these issues are dealt with in the United States at the national level and enable the delegates to explore these issues in-depth with their American counterparts at the local level.

Russian Sister Cities
October 28, 2015
Durham, NC: Russia: Young Professionals (Kostroma)
Louisville, KY: Russia: Young Professionals (Perm)
Cleveland, OH: Russia: Young Professionals (Volgograd)
Stevens Point, WI: Russia: Young Professionals (Rostov)
Duluth, MN: Russia: Young Professionals (Petrozavodsk)
Portland, ME: Russia: Young Professionals (Arkhangelsk)
Lee's Summit, MO: Young Professionals (Novosibirsk)
Rochester, NY: Substance Abuse (Novgorod)
Russia

• Accountable Governance: Local programs on accountable governance emphasize the legislative process, administrative capacity-building, transparency, service delivery, financing of government services, media relations, community development, and environmental management.

• Social Issues: Open World will invite mixed delegations of legislators, executive branch and NGO officials, and other community leaders to the United States to see how their counterparts here work to address social services delivery and funding issues. Programs should enable delegates to learn on-site about the operations, structure, and funding of leading public and private social service agencies; job-shadow their professional counterparts; meet with legislators and legislative staff to discuss social services issues, legislation, and funding; and meet with NGO leaders who work with or advocate for special populations (e.g., disabled, elderly, or economically disadvantaged citizens; adoptive families and children in the foster care system; abused, neglected, or abandoned children; victims of domestic violence; substance abusers; and those with life-threatening diseases and conditions).

Young Professionals from Ukraine and Azerbaijan
October 21, 2015
Louisville, KY: Ukraine: HIV/AIDS Prevention - Young Professionals
Chicago, IL: Ukraine: HIV/AIDS Prevention - Young Professionals
Rochester, NY: Ukraine: Refugee and Internally Displaced Persons - Young Professionals
Redding, CA: Ukraine: Protection of Children's Rights - Young Profesionals
Milwaukee, WI: Ukraine: Protection of Children's Rights - Young Professionals
Pensacola, FL: Ukraine: Young NGO Leaders
Buffalo, NY: Azerbaijan: Refugees and IDPs
Ukraine, Azerbaijan

• Social Issues: Open World will invite mixed delegations of legislators, executive branch and NGO officials, and other community leaders to the United States to see how their counterparts here work to address social services delivery and funding issues. Programs should enable delegates to learn on-site about the operations, structure, and funding of leading public and private social service agencies; job-shadow their professional counterparts; meet with legislators and legislative staff to discuss social services issues, legislation, and funding; and meet with NGO leaders who work with or advocate for special populations (e.g., disabled, elderly, or economically disadvantaged citizens; adoptive families and children in the foster care system; abused, neglected, or abandoned children; victims of domestic violence; substance abusers; and those with life-threatening diseases and conditions).
• Accountable Governance: Local programs on accountable governance emphasize the legislative process, administrative capacity-building, transparency, service delivery, financing of government services, media relations, community development, and environmental management.

Specialized Rule of Law from Turkey
October 12, 2015
Knoxville, TN: Turkey: Specialized Rule of Law
Raleigh, NC: Turkey Specialized Rule of Law
Turkey

• Judicial Rule of Law: Delegates explore U.S. approaches to court proceedings, the jury-trial process, the adversarial system, plea-bargaining, alternative dispute resolution, law enforcement and corrections practices, and the legislative process. Other possible topics include judicial independence, judicial ethics, juvenile justice practices, financial dispute resolution, bankruptcy proceedings, and judicial administration. Delegations usually meet with federal, state, and/or (if applicable) local legislators or their staff to discuss judiciary-related legislative issues and funding.

Education from Georgia, Ukraine and Serbia
October 7, 2015
Columbia, SC: Georgia: Education Policy/Higher Education
Milwaukee, WI: Ukraine: Education and Innovation
Roseburg, OR: Ukraine: Higher Education Management
Oklahoma City, OK: Ukraine: Higher Education Management
Bethlehem, PA: Ukraine: Testing and Transparency
Dayton, OH: Serbia: Innovation and Creativity for Youth
Georgia, Ukraine, Serbia

• Social Issues: Open World will invite mixed delegations of legislators, executive branch and NGO officials, and other community leaders to the United States to see how their counterparts here work to address social services delivery and funding issues. Programs should enable delegates to learn on-site about the operations, structure, and funding of leading public and private social service agencies; job-shadow their professional counterparts; meet with legislators and legislative staff to discuss social services issues, legislation, and funding; and meet with NGO leaders who work with or advocate for special populations (e.g., disabled, elderly, or economically disadvantaged citizens; adoptive families and children in the foster care system; abused, neglected, or abandoned children; victims of domestic violence; substance abusers; and those with life-threatening diseases and conditions).

Independent Media, Municipal Development, Capacity Building from Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia and Serbia
September 30, 2015
Springfield, IL: Ukraine: Independent Media
Seattle, WA: Ukraine: Independent Media
Arlington, VA: Ukraine: Municipal Development/Decentralization
Cincinnati, OH: Ukraine: Municipal Development/Decentralization
Chicago, IL: Moldova: Capacity Building for Goverment Spokespersons
Cedar Rapids, IA: Moldova: Small Town Mayors
Brookings, SD: Georgia: Municiapl Development/Use of Public Space
Little Rock, AR: Georgia: Municiapl Development/Use of Public Space
Syracuse, NY: Serbia: Managing Media Businesses/Small and Medium Sized
Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia, Serbia

• Accountable Governance: Local programs on accountable governance emphasize the legislative process, administrative capacity-building, transparency, service delivery, financing of government services, media relations, community development, and environmental management.

Entrepreneurs - Young Professionals from Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Russia and Moldova
September 23, 2015
Sacramento, CA: Kazakhstan: Consumer Protection - Young Professionals
Nevada City, CA: Kazakhstan: Entrepreneurs - Young Professionals
San Diego, CA: Moldova: Effective Economic Analyses - Young Professionals
Rapid City, SD: Russia: Entrepreneurs - Young Professionals
Grants Pass, OR: Russia: Entrepreneurs - Young Professionals
Goshen, NY: Russia: Entrepreneurs - Young Professionals
Wichita, KS: Russia: Entrepreneurs - Young Professionals
Des Moines, IA: Kosovo: Community Economic Development
Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Russia and Moldova

• Accountable Governance: Local programs on accountable governance emphasize the legislative process, administrative capacity-building, transparency, service delivery, financing of government services, media relations, community development, and environmental management.

HIV/Aids and Telemedicine from Ukraine and Moldova
September 10, 2015
Worcester, MA: Ukraine: HIV/AIDS programs
Omaha, NE: Ukraine: HIV/AIDS programs
Akron, OH: Ukraine: Telemedicine
Jacksonville, FL: Ukraine: Telemedicine
Greensboro, NC: Moldova: Young Professionals
Ukraine, Moldova

• Social Issues: Open World will invite mixed delegations of legislators, executive branch and NGO officials, and other community leaders to the United States to see how their counterparts here work to address social services delivery and funding issues. Programs should enable delegates to learn on-site about the operations, structure, and funding of leading public and private social service agencies; job-shadow their professional counterparts; meet with legislators and legislative staff to discuss social services issues, legislation, and funding; and meet with NGO leaders who work with or advocate for special populations (e.g., disabled, elderly, or economically disadvantaged citizens; adoptive families and children in the foster care system; abused, neglected, or abandoned children; victims of domestic violence; substance abusers; and those with life-threatening diseases and conditions).

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