Civil Society Organisation Capacity Development

Project Description
The ‘Civil Society Organisation Capacity Development’ project aims at fostering the contribution of CSOs as governance actors to the democratisation process by strengthening their capacities. The project works with a wide range of CSOs and grassroots organisations across Moldova. These include organisations involved in human rights, gender equality (including women’s and LGBTQ rights), environmental issues, as well as the ones supporting at-risk groups and young people.
The project focuses on tailored, in-house capacity development for CSOs. Selected organisations are receiving support including and not limited to individual consultancy such as in communications, organisation and management, training workshops, facilitated sessions for strategic planning and strategy revision mentoring.
Alongside the individual support the project provides a range of grants open to all CSOs across the target region to support campaigning and advocacy activities, grassroots events, knowledge sharing and exchange as well as anti-burnout support.
Specific Objective
Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) are the main target group of the project and also a beneficiary. The project's activities are aimed at CSOs across the region, especially grassroots organisations and those based outside big cities.

The overall objective of the project is fostering the contribution of CSOs as governance actors to the democratisation process by strengthening their capacities.

The specific objectives are:

- Fostering the contribution of CSOs as governance actors to the democratisation process by strengthening their capacities.
- Support vulnerable and disadvantaged groups, such as persons with HIV/AIDS, persons with disabilities, victims of domestic violence, migrant women, LGBTI communities, etc. through capacity development of CSOs that defend their rights.
Expected Results
- At least 90% of supported CSOs have improved their operational and organisational capacity through organisational consultancy and mentoring.
- At least 80% of supported CSOs have increased their outreach, communication and advocacy capacity.
- At least 80% of supported CSOs have increased their capacity through exchange of knowledge and experience.
- At least 80% of supported CSOs have improved their work environment and have built their resilience in order to continue their work or be active in fighting for their social or environmental cause.
- 5 CSOs receive capacity building training workshops on one or more topics to develop and implement their strategic plan based on the in-house assessment.
- 6 campaigning and advocacy grants focusing on public media or government, 15 knowledge sharing and exchange grants, as well as 10 small grants for grassroots events/activities are awarded and implemented.
- 5 in-house anti-burnout trainings are provided to build resilience of CSOs.
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PROJECT DETAILS
Regional
Priority Area:
Partnership that protects, Partnership that empowers
Subsector:
Rule of law & human rights, Civil society
Topic:
Civil society, Human rights
EaP Countries:
Republic of Moldova
Project Status:
Ongoing
Start Date:
01.01.2021
End Date:
31.12.2022
Implementing Organisation:
Equal Rights and Independent Media (ERIM)
Funding by the EU:
€379 248
EU Project Number:
413-487

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