Global Circles

I strongly believe in the power of dialogue among young people, who are interested in solving some fundamental problems in our societies.

– Participant

 

Upcoming Rounds

February 2021

  • Date: February 1 to February 12
  • Topic: How do you differentiate between truth, facts, opinion and perspectives, and propaganda? 
  • Application Deadline: January 17

April 2021

  • Date: April 5 to April 16 
  • Topic: What would a world without borders look like?
  • Application Deadline: March 21

June 2021

  • Date: June 7 to June 18
  • Topic: What has been the impact of Covid-19 on our personal lives and psychological health ? 
  • Application Deadline: May 23

 

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I believe that dialogue can crack the code of global issues including discrimination and social gap.

– Participant

 

About Global Circles

Global Circles offer young people short dialogue exchange opportunities, bringing together young people from various backgrounds around compelling issues that matter to youth today.

Rounds are offered every two months. Each round lasts for 12 days and includes 2 online live group meetings in addition to independent assignments. Live sessions are 2 hours in length and led by trained facilitators. Participants learn from and with each other through discussion-based activities. The weekly time commitment is 2.5 hours. All rounds are conducted in English.

Participation is free of charge and no prior experience with Virtual Exchange required. Participants must be 18 or older. Availability is limited and attributed on a first come, first served basis. Participants can apply to join as many rounds as desired. 

 

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Communicating with a bigger circle absolutely would make these days better, not just in terms of mental health but also for improving our consciousness about international solidarity and global citizenship.

– Participant

 

FAQ

What do I gain from participating in Global Circles? 
Global Circles are a unique opportunity to meet and engage online with other participants from various countries and cultures on topics that matter locally and globally. The learning comes from the participants themselves through constructive dialogue supported by trained facilitators. Through participation, you will not only increase your knowledge on the topics but also start building meaningful international relationships. 

How many times can I participate in Global Circles?
You are free to participate in as many rounds as you wish. In fact, we encourage it for improved experience!

How can I participate in a specific round? 
Once you apply, you will receive an invitation to register before each round. If you’re interested in a certain round and topic, please make sure to apply by the deadline mentioned under the round’s topic and details. 

Are Global Circles rounds linked to each other? 
Each round is independent and will offer you the opportunity to participate in an online facilitated dialogue with different group members.

Am I eligible for a Global Circles certificate?
To receive a certificate, participants will be expected to engage with the posts by inserting comments on the group stream and, most importantly, attend the two live sessions.  

When do I receive my certificate? 
Your certificate will be shared via email one week after the end of the experience.

When and where does the program take place?
The asynchronous part of the program takes place via posts on the Soliya website. The live sessions take place on Soliya’s dedicated platform, accessible through the same website. Live sessions happen every Friday between 2 and 4 pm or 4.30 to 6.30 pm GMT/UTC. 

What are the technical requirements to attend the live sessions?
The activity is designed to provide a rich online experience with minimal technical requirements. Our team provides technical support and trouble-shooting throughout the round. Computers should have the following specifications:

  • The latest version of a modern browser (Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge (Chromium) or Mozilla Firefox).
  • A webcam, headset/headphones, and a microphone.
  • Minimum bandwidth of 100 Kbits/sec download and 50 Kbits/sec upload is required. We strongly recommend using a stable and robust connection for an optimal experience.

More Questions? Please don’t hesitate to contact our team