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Non-formal civic education program "The New Horizons" work at North Caucasus from 2012 year.

Goal of program

Promotion of personal and professional development of the youth of the North Caucasus, Adygea and Krasnodar Territory for its involvement in the life of local communities.

Programs lines

The program "New Horizons" consists of two components:

  • New Horizons. Start – target group are young people from 18 to 25 years.
  • New Horizons. Profi – target group are experts, from different sectors of the economy.

The program acts in the North Caucasus area, but it is, also, included in the international context and partnership. The program gather together active and talented young people who want to get to know other cultures, travel, acquire new knowledge, emotions and act on the territory of their homes, as well as experts who are representing government and business organizations, universities and non-profit organizations.

"The New Horizons" at numbers

During its work in the North Caucasus, the program "New Horizons", had time to acquire a large number of supporters and partners, to help implement a number of outstanding projects and to promote non-formal education through major investments.


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From 2012 to 2017:
In our program take a part participants from 9 regions of South Russia, 18 cities
Seminars – 29
Programs alumni – 112
Mentors prepared – 34
Trainers prepared– 8
Participants social mini-projects implemented  – 58
Alumni assosiations projects implemented - 4

2017 year:
- 114 participants of spring festival "New Horizons 2017";
- 30 participants of "Start" line;
- 21 participants of "Profi" line;
- 9 participants of mentors training and 1 supervisor



The intercultural project, which covers all subjects of North Caucasus Federal District and , of course, Adygea and Krasnodar region.

During 5 years, the project assembles young participants from different regions, giving them knowledge of the non-formal education, non-violent intercultural dialogue, diversity, conflict transformation, social engineering; and helps them to realize initiatives in local communities.

The project is implemented by the Centre of support network initiatives (Stavropol), in partnership with the Association MitOst (Germany) and colleagues named Theodor Heuss (Germany) with the support of media partners in the regions of the North Caucasus.

Today this project is a large-scale project, which stood firmly on its feet and successfully develop in the sphere of intercultural communication and social planning, promoting youth and helping it to fulfillment.

It all began in 2010 with the program of Black Sea Young Reformer's Fellowship, which took Rasul Naiman, who currently is a member of the coaching pool "New Horizons". Seeing clearly as successful intercultural projects can be, Rasul came up with the idea to organize the project "Joint Civic Education", which was the only one of its kind in Russia. The project "Joint Civic Education: the national component" was started in 2012.

The first group of 40 applications were submitted, of which 25 selected for an introductory seminar and workshop Arkhyz Dombay. 5 the most interesting projects have been implemented in a number of republics of North Caucasus Federal District, and the results are presented during the evaluation workshop in Vladikavkaz. As Rasul Naiman says: "It was a good result and a great experience for the first time. After that we knew where to go and what we must to work on".

In 2013, the project "Joint Civic Education" received 90 applications and 19 candidates have been accepted to participate. During the workshop 11 high-quality projects were submitted through the facilitators - experienced trainers, participants were able to get the competence and knowledge required to accomplish the project objectives. Unfortunately, due to certain personal factors, not all participants coped with the implementation of projects. In this regard, the Programme Coordinating Board has come to conclusion that the project requires more active and ambitious candidates with leadership qualities that can more responsibly implement projects and achieve goals. Thus was launched the formation of a well-knit team of mentors, coaches and graduates.

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We believe that non-formal education program "New Horizons" will reach new heights and achievements in the field of civic education, social entrepreneurship and intersectional cooperation.

Join us and welcome to the "New Horizons"!