The Arab Program for Human Rights Activists launched the Project “Towards New Culture for Civil Action in Egypt”. The Project comes on the backdrop of two significant events; the first is the revolution of January and the need to change previous perceptions so as to build a new society that believes in democracy, freedoms and partnership with civil society to contribute to the development process. The second is the unprovoked raids against civil society associations and the deliberate defamation at large public sectors.
In this context, the Program organizes the fifth, sixth and seventh training workshops entitled A-B NGOs … Towards Building New Culture for Civil Action in Egypt that will be held in 1-2, 4-5 and 7-8 July 2012 in the governorates of Aswan, Luxor and Qena respectively with the participation of 40 trainees in each workshop, and the speaking of the trainers: Mr. Saber Nayel, Dr. Ahmed Maher and Mr. Sabri Mohammed. The workshops aim to:
× Enable participants to become acquainted with the concept of civil society; its terms and historical reference.
× Introduce history of civil society in Egypt and its governing legal frameworks and contributions.
× Identify how to form, administrate and fund associations.
× Determine how to legally deal with administrations.
× Build a new culture of civil work and how to develop key and realistic standards and principles to formulate a new law for civil work in Egypt to build strong and effective associations of civil society in the upcoming phase.