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We are thrilled to announce the second round of Rise Up - a political education short course created by and for East European women living in the UK. After the successful Rise Up: Women’s Political Leadership course, we are inviting Eastern European women to join our Rise Up: Shape Europe's Future course. 

Led by Polish Migrants Organise for Change (POMOC) and Shout Out UK, this free programme is designed to empower Eastern European women as political leaders and active residents in the UK. 


Rise Up will take place online (via Zoom) over three Wednesdays, starting 12 May 2021, from 6pm to 8pm. The course will tackle practical yet critical information (see below for full programme), including:


  • Understanding the political system in the UK - and your role within it;

  • The basics of media and communications literacy;

  • Strategies for campaigning and contacting representatives


Participants will receive:


  • One-to-one mentorship and networking opportunities throughout the programme;

  • Opportunities to put skills into practice in the lead up to the local UK elections in May 2021;

  • Informative resources in various languages that can be taken back to local communities;

  • Certificate of programme completion;

  • A nurturing community that will continue to provide support after the programme.

The course is designed for people who:


  • Identify as women, nonbinary or other marginalised genders;

  • Are from an Eastern or Central European country and actively living in the UK; 

  • Are interested in British political life and dedicated to continuing their leadership development after the programme;

  • Have a proficient command of the English language;

  • Consider themselves community activists or leaders, and are able and willing to train their community or groups after the programme;

  • Are students interested in British politics. 


We highly encourage participation from people who identify as LGBTQ+; Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic (BAME); migrants; Roma; people living with disabilities; or on low income.


To apply, contact us at by 9 May 2021.


We recognise that women are pivotal to activating their communities and families. By helping them understand and exercise their rights, we are in turn helping to build a more inclusive and democratic society in the UK.

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