Kyiv Legal Empowerment Practical Program (Kyiv LEPP) is an international educational and practical program.
The mission of Kyiv LEPP is to make a practical impact on addressing the issues of access to justice in the participating countries through the development and further implementation of practical solutions.
Kyiv LEPP is 6 intensive days of exchanging experience with teams from different countries. It is an incubation process of viable and human-oriented solutions in the field of access to justice.
Kyiv LEPP-2019 brought together 5 teams from different countries to take their ideas of strengthening access to justice for people in a certain field through design-thinking process. There were 5 prototypes of problem solutions for each team, for each country.
Last year Argentina, Moldova, Ukraine, Kyrgyzstan and Georgia developed their solutions. National teamsinclude representatives of institutions and communities working in the field of access to justice, namely: representatives of vulnerable and marginalized communities, leaders of local communities (municipalities, local government, etc.), state and non-state legal aid providers, representatives of Ministries and State, agencies.
Kyiv LEPP takes into account national contexts and requests from participants in developing a design-thinking course, so there is an opportunity not only to incubate the idea within the course, but also to overview innovating practices in the field of access to justice and legal empowerment of the poor.
Kyiv LEPP participants receive ongoing support, expert support of the program after the course, as well as a platform for the exchange of experience with colleagues.
Kyiv LEPP 2020 will take place in Kyiv in September. If you have an idea and a team, you are welcome to join.