Civil society actors as drivers of change in South Caucasus and Moldova
The "Civil society actors as drivers of change in South Caucasus and Moldova" project aims to support newly established civil society organisations, grassroots groups, civic initiatives, as well as social and cultural movements in their role as trusted actors advancing the democratic process in countries of the South Caucasus region and the Republic of Moldova.
With support from the project team and skilled facilitators, each selected organisation will develop its own strategy mapping out its path, role in society and systemic change it is working to influence. Participants will assess their own capacities and access tailored trainings, coaching, mentoring, consultations, study visits. They will also strengthen connections with their communities, supporters, and volunteers, and will network with peers and partners across the countries.
The selected organisations will have access to resources for research, building of thematic expertise, and participation in policy dialogue at local, national and international levels. They will explore if, why and how to engage with the private sector, and how to self-organise and manage resources in an effective, transparent, and accountable way. Finally, the project participants will be able to apply for flexible funding to support their organisational development and public campaigns.
The specific objective of the project is to strengthen the role of civil society organisations as legitimate, inclusive and trusted governance actors advancing the democratisation process in the target countries
- Improved organisational capacity of targeted CSOs.
- CSOs enhanced civic engagement and policy dialogue.
- Strengthened CSO linkages and engagement among CSOs, as well as with private sector.