From Trainee To Trainer – ToT Success Story (Georgia)

“As I reflect on the ToT Programme, I realize how much I have learned not only from the trainers but also from the fellow participants, as we worked a lot together during 4 intensive weeks,” – Ketevan Sulava Ketevan Sulava is a Programme Manager for Eastern Europe and Central Asia from the organisation Aflatoun International

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Feature – Improving Policy Dialogue In Ukraine’s Energy Sector : Moving Closer To The EU

“The law on the natural gas market is not only legislation adopted in accordance with EU Directives; but is also one written in close co-operation with the government, business, civil society organizations and the Energy Community Secretariat” – says DiXi Group president Olena Pavlenko. Today civil society is among the major forces pushing for reforms

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Civil Society At Forefront Of Trade Dialogue In Ukraine

“Trade facilitation refers to a number of measures agreed to by WTO members in 2013 during the final round of the Doha negotiations. Our project aims to strengthen the capacity of business associations and NGOs to identify and advocate trade facilitation policy actions in Ukraine”, comments Ms. Kuziakiv Ukraine is set to improve its regulatory framework

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Feature – Civil Society Monitors Conflicts Of Interest: Moldova’s Experience

This feature is about an EU-funded project “Involving civil society in the monitoring of conflicts of interest”, which has been implemented by Transparency International (TI) – Moldova and with partner organisations in Ukraine (Institute for Public Policy and TI-Ukraine), Poland (Stefan Batory Foundation) and Armenia (TI-Armenia and the Eurasia Partnership Foundation). “Decision-making in the midst

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Feature: Public Money – My Money Too. Moldova’s Civil Society Monitors Public Procurement

“The main goal of our project is to strengthen civil society’s activities and make its monitoring of public spending more effective.” says AGER President and Project Director Olesya Stamate. A study conducted last year by “Expert-Grup”, as well as audits carried out by the Accounting Chamber of Moldova, have revealed widespread violations and an inefficient

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“From Origins To Development” – Project Aiming To Boost Rural Tourism In Belarus

“Our task is to show people that they can simultaneously work, and make money on their own, whilst also doing something good, such as developing the infrastructure for tourism in Belarus,” claims the Project Coordinator, Vitaliy Varabey. The development of tourism in rural communities has been on the governmental agenda in Belarus for more than

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Feature Story – “School Of Parents” – Teaching Parents To Be Parents

“No matter their parental relationship, whether biological or foster parents, all parents need help and support, in particular during crisis situations”, – Tatiana Burova. Belarus is currently facing a critical shortage of organisations and professionals able to offer qualified psychological and psychiatric assistance to children and parents affected by life crises of various sorts. This

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Feature – Be The Heroine Of Your Life – Not The Victim

“It was hard to imagine that in my fifties I would come up with a new business idea, attend trainings, and get financial support for implementing a new project” To commemorate the forthcoming International Women’s Day , The Civil Society. Dialogue for Progressproject is presenting a feature story about a successful entrepreneur in Armenia Irina

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