Our Project is implemented by GDSI Limited (Ireland) in consortium with Altair Asesores S.L. (Spain), Office for European Expertise and Communications (Belarus), Innovative Education Foundation (Georgia), Institute for European Policies and Reforms (Moldova) and Center for Innovations Development (Ukraine).
GDSI Limited is one of Ireland’s most dynamic economic consulting companies. As the central hub in a network of companies including Autus Global (Ireland), GDSI (CY) (Cyprus) and GDSI (UK), GDSI inherits a multidisciplinary core staff and associates, as well as a proven track record of civil society mapping, e-learning and communication. GDSI and its network partners have been working on a whole range of civil society issues in Europe and worldwide over the last two decades.
More than 7,000 experts across a whole range of disciplines are registered with the GDSI network. Using the knowledge of those who design and implement civil society reform contracts within Ireland, the UK, Cyprus and internationally, we provide technical assistance covering all aspects of economic development, public administration reform, institutional capacity building, inter-agency communication and integration.
GDSI’s core strength is effective project management, ability to identify the right people for successful project/programme implementation and also technical expertise in monitoring and evaluation.
For more information on GDSI’s activity visit www.gdsi.ie.
Altair Asesores S.L.
Altair Asesores S.L. is an independent Spanish company providing technical services in the field of good governance, institutional building, legal reform and regional integration. It has built a solid track record advising private and public institutions in the legal, financial, institutional and management areas.
Altair’s’ team is a group of experienced lawyers, economists and project managers who count with the collaboration of a large network of independent experts. It also holds agreements with several prestigious Spanish and foreign institutions in order to provide necessary general and diversified input to all the assignments.
For the last 20 years, Altair have been providing international technical assistance to developing countries and to those with economies in transition, an area in which it has acquired relevant experience through the execution of projects financed by the co-operation programmes of the European Union and other international organisations and donors.
Read more on Altair Asesores S.L at www.altairasesores.es.
Office for European Expertise and Communications
Office for European Expertise and Communications’ goal is to ensure easy access to information and expertise for people and organisations, which strive to positively change their lives, the lives of their organisations, communities, and Belarus as a part of Europe.
It focuses on positive approach and high standards of management and service provision, implementing programs for communities and organisations and for the sake of the development of civil society.
Office for European Expertise and Communications works for the benefit of a diverse and advanced civil society, which:
- builds its activities on the needs of target groups and available expert data;
- enables citizens to engage fully in the processes that matter to them, and to have an influence on the processes going on in the society;
- creates space for partnership, communication, sharing of experience and expertise, where people and organizations trust each other and collaborate for the sake of public benefit
Read more on the work of the organisation at www.oeec.by.
Innovative Education Foundation (IEF)
Innovative Education Foundation was founded in 2010 in Georgia. The mission of organization is to promote education by means of modern technologies. IEF supports the development of electronic educational resources; the implementation and dissemination of innovative education methods; the creation of innovative learning environments; promoting civic education through technology; conducting research and studies related to digital and online learning.
IEF team actively cooperates with local experts and trainers, and also engages organizations, consultants and instructors from the Eastern Partnership and the Central European regions in innovative projects contributing to technology enhanced learning and capacity building. Main areas of IEF expertise include:
- Online educational resources development: educational electronic portal Kodala Academy includes the original video lessons in variety of subjects with focus on Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM).
- Civil Society capacity building: IEF contributes to CSO training and capacity building development focusing on digital skills and Civic Tech.
- Women in Tech promotion: IEF runs social campaign Girls doing STEM – aiming at empowering girls to enter STEM careers.
- Science Education Support and Science Communication: IEF has been promoting Science through developing knowledge and skills of Science teachers; supporting science fairs; fostering cooperation of scientists and high-schools; raising public awareness about modern science.
- Entrepreneurship and Technology education programs: IEF supports entrepreneurship and technology competences development targeting MSMEs and young prospective entrepreneurs in Georgian regions.
More information about IEF is available at www.innovative-education.ge
The Institute for European Policies and Reforms (IPRE)
The Institute for European Policies and Reforms was established in March 2015 as an independent think-tank. IPRE is specialised in research, analysis and advocacy of policies in the areas of public administration, good governance, rule of law, public finances and economic development. IPRE’s experts and researchers are also active in assessing national, transatlantic and European foreign and security policies.
IPRE’s Mission is to accelerate the European integration of the Republic of Moldova by promoting systemic reforms, enhancing participatory democracy, and strengthening the role of citizens in national and local decision-making processes. IPRE’s key priorities are to promote the Europeanization process, building policy bridges on the national, regional and European levels and contributing to community development and empowering citizens.
Since it was established, IPRE has become one of the leading Moldovan and Eastern Partnership think-tanks, specialised on issues of European integration, foreign and security policy, promoting good governance and rule of law policies, affirming itself as a credible reference centre for research, policy development and empowerment. At the same time, IPRE managed to go beyond traditional research-based think-tank, contributing to citizens’ participation in assessment and promoting public policies. IPRE is also active in promoting policies and research via tailored advocacy effort on the national, regional and European levels in particular.
Read more on IPRE’s activities at www.ipre.md
Center for Innovations Development (CID)
Center for Innovations Development is the Ukrainian leading analytical center started as an initiative on the basis of the National University of “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy” in 2013. CID was officially established as NGO in 2015. CID was among co-founders of the largest coalition of Ukrainian – think tanks Reanimation Package of Reforms. CID started it’s projects from successfully initiating and implementation of the Law on e-petitions, legalization of e-appeals, development of new tools of e-democracy in Ukraine on the National and local levels, including Kyiv and dozens of other municipalities. In 2016-2017 CID assisted Kyiv Municipality and later other Ukrainian municipalities in designing and implementation of the new model of the Participatory Budgeting (PB) based on new approaches to build social activism, intensive use of IT for automatization and transparency at all stages of PB.
Beside e-democracy activities starting from Kyiv in 2015 CID is advizing to municipalities on e-governance and SmartCity development issues. In 2017 CID advocated legalization of e-Dem policy by developing the Strategy and Action Plan of the Government of Ukraine on e-Democracy development which were adopted in 2017. According to UNDP e-governance survey 2020 Ukraine has improved its position in the rating and now is among top 50 countries in the World on e-participation Index, while Kyiv is among top-20 leading cities.
Since 2018 CID conducted annually Local eDem Index survey which was recently considered by the e-Government as the good basis for developing the state statistics on eDemocracy.
Read more on CID’s activities at https://cid.center