FLEX-Ability South Caucasus 2015 Description:
FLEX-Alumni Bringing Ideas, Leadership, and Initiative To Youth

South Caucasus FLEX-Ability 2015 LogoAmerican Councils for International Education announces the FLEX-Ability South Caucasus Workshop to be held in Bazaleti, Georgia on September 3-6, 2015. The workshop is designed to teach FLEX alumni from Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia project design and management skills and to promote alumni cooperation in project development.  Alumni will attend sessions on one of the following subtopics; English language instruction, career skills, or social media/video skills. Alumni will leave the conference prepared organize projects related to these themes in their communities and share their knowledge with peers.

Who can participate in the FLEX-Ability Workshop?

Fifteen FLEX alumni from each country will be selected by a panel evaluators of U.S. Embassy, American Councils, and FLEX Alumni program staff based on their submitted application and proposed project ideas. Eligibility criteria: FLEX Alumni of all years from Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia may apply.  Preference will be given to those alumni who have not previously participant in a FLEX-Ability workshop and who have a specific interest in one of the workshop themes or subtopics.

EEFLEXAbilityConference Costs:

Participation in the FLEX-Ability South Caucasus Workshop is free for the selected participants.  All costs including round-trip transportation and room and board will be covered by a combination of grants from U.S. Embassies from participating countries and funding through the FLEX Alumni program.  Participants may be asked to cover the cost of travel to and from their home to the capitol city of their country.


The FLEX-Ability South Caucasus Workshop will be held in a Training of Trainers (TOT) format. Participants will be required to share the knowledge learned at the workshop with their peers in their home country and hold two or more trainings about the content learned at the FLEX-Ability Workshop.  Failure to organize post-program trainings or events upon returning home will result in disqualification in future workshops and/or grant opportunities.

Application Information:

Interested applicants must complete and submit the online application with all accompanying materials and a picture for the conference handbook by July 15th, 2015 11:59 PM EST. Late submissions will not be accepted!

For questions, contact Natia Sharikadze at natia@amcouncils.ge