From Trainee To Trainer – ToT Programme Success Stories

In May-November 2015 the EU-funded Project ‘Civil Society.Dialogue for Progress’ (the Project) implemented the Training of Trainers (ToT) programme for civil society representatives willing to become trainers for CSOs in the Eastern Partnership countries. Overall, 22 participants from six countries received certificates of completion and became the graduates of the ToT programme. To implement the received skills and knowledge in practice, the ToT

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Recruitment for the Election Observation Mission to the Republic of Belarus

Following an official invitation to observe the parliamentary elections in the Republic of Belarus, scheduled for 11 September 2016, and in accordance with its mandate, the OSCE/ODIHR is preparing to deploy an Election Observation Mission (EOM) for these elections. The OSCE/ODIHR is currently looking for external consultants to fill the following positions: Head of Mission

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Mapping‬ ‪‎Research‬ “Case Studies. CSO Engagement In Policy-Making: Armenia”

On 30 June 2016, the Institute of New Social Studies held a ‪‎presentation‬ of the‪ ‎mapping‬ ‪‎research‬ “CASE STUDIES. CSO ENGAGEMENT IN POLICY-MAKING: ARMENIA”. This mapping research aimed to find out find out the strategies and tools that CSOs in Armenia use to influence the policy-making processes through description of specific cases (advocacy campaigns), to

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New Global Strategy for the European Union’s Foreign and Security Policy

The new EU Global Strategy “Shared Vision, Common Action: Stronger Europe” outlines EU’s key interests and principles guiding EU’s external action. According to the Strategy, EU’s Foreign and Security Policy will pursue five priorities, three of which are directly pertinent to the Eastern Partnership (EaP) region: Security of the Union State and Societal Resilience to

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CSOs From The Regions Of Armenia Improve Their PR And Communication Skills

On June 21-23, 2016, a training seminar for representatives of CSOs from the regions of Armenia took place in Yerevan. This time, the training seminar topic was “Visibility, communication and PR skills”, and it was chosen for a reason. According to the mapping study conducted by the “Civil Society. Dialogue for Progress” project to analyse civil society landscape in Armenia, PR

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Workshop‬ On ‪‎Subgranting For The EU Grantees – Kyiv, Ukraine

On 23-24 June 2016, a ‪‎workshop‬ on ‪‎subgranting/regranting‬ took place in‪ ‎Kyiv‬. 26 seminar participants presented 23 out of 28 projects funded by the‪ ‎EU‬ that contained the sub-granting components. The total amount of money that is transferred to third parties through these projects exceeds EUR 4.5 million. The discussion was very lively as the ‪‎seminar‬‪ ‎participants‬ shared their ‪‎experience‬, ‪challenges‬, and ‪‎successes‬. What is important

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Civil Society Organizations From The Regions Of Armenia Improve Their Project Management Skills

On June 01-02, 2016, representatives of CSOs from the regions of Armenia participated in a 2-day training in Yerevan where they improved their skills on project management. Why the topic of project management was chosen for this training? In order to be effectively involved in policy dialogue and reform agenda, CSOs need to develop their organisational capacities to become stronger

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Schools On Advocacy And Policy Dialogue In Ukraine

Schools on advocacy and policy dialogue skills, targeting local level CSOs were conducted in three regions of Ukraine, in particular: Odesa region – March 23-24, 2016; Ivano-Frankivsk and Zakarpattia regions  – April 21-22, 2016; Dnipro region – May 26-27, 2016. One more region, Kharkiv, will host the advocacy school in the end of June 2016. The training program covers the following topics: Planning and implementation of

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Khadija Ismayilova Depicted on a Mural in Warsaw

Khadija Ismayilova Depicted on a Mural in Warsaw

Khadija Ismayilova is depicted on a mural by Dariusz Paczkowski, which was unveiled in Warsaw at the corner of Al. Prymasa Tysiąclecia and ul. Obozowa today. Khadija is a journalist and political prisoner currently serving a 7.5 year prison term in Azerbaijan. The mural is an initiative of the Warsaw-based Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights

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