Whether your civil society organisation is implementing an EU-funded project in one of the Eastern Partnership countries or in several, our Project is now able to support you with a variety of webinars, as well as a helpdesk where you can ask any burning questions you might have! The aim is to provide you with targeted support on specific issues you may be facing while implementing your projects. Given the different level of expertise and capacity, our Project will organise consultations with some bilateral grantees in early November to identify your specific needs for the upcoming webinars.
Helpdesk for EU Grantees
Our helpdesk can provide advice / support to grantees on issues such EU visibility and better public outreach, EU reporting, best practices in EU grant management, financial support to third parties / sub-granting (measuring impact, calls for sub-grantees, monitoring sub-grantees, etc.), making better use of digital tools for organizational management and communication, participation in policy-making processes, better advocacy and campaigning, better fundraising, other international funding opportunities available for CSOs, etc. If you want to start using the helpdesk, please fill in this ONLINE FORM, so we can provide you with specific advice you may need during the implementation of your projects.
For any additional information, please address your questions to: [email protected].
Webinars for EU Grantees
Our webinars will most likely cover issues such as better reporting for the EU; financial / contractual aspects in EU grant management; media relations and public outreach; new media technologies for organizational management; monitoring and evaluation of public policies; participation in legislative processes; advocacy, fundraising and funding opportunities for CSOs.
We aim to organise around 12 webinars for civil society organisations from now until November 2020, so please keep an eye on our website and Facebook page for opportunities!
Please check the webinars that were held and recorded.
Watch Webinar 8: Crowdfunding for Civil Society Organisation
Crowdfunding allows you to expand the community of those who support you and develop awareness of the topic you are dealing with. Although it enables relatively fast and solid promotion of new projects, ideas, initiatives, crowdfunding isn’t a magic wand. Writing a copy, preparing cool visuals, and launching your campaign isn’t enough. During this Webinar we presented the existing international and local crowdfunding platforms operating in Eastern Partnership countries and how does a crowdfunding campaign work.
Watch Webinar 7: Project Proposal Writing: How to Develop a Good Project
This webinar focused on the EU methodologies and tools for project proposals writing, how to make the best use of the logical framework approach in designing projects and some advices and tips that can help you to develop a good project.
Watch Webinar 6: International funding opportunities for CSOs
This webinar focused on funding opportunities on regional and national level for civil society organisations working in thr Eastern Partnership countries. The presentation covers current funding of the National Endowment for Democracy, the European Endowment for Democracy, the Dutch Fund for Regional Partnerships (NFRP)/Matra , the US Government and Open Society Foundations throughout the region, as well as specific country funding opportunities from bilateral donors and local foundations.
Watch Webinar 5: Advocacy for Impact
Advocacy requires taking a stand and fighting in various arenas to make positive change happen. The focus of the webinar was on how to implement advocacy campaign from identifying clear policies objectives to concluding a campaign. The webinar focused on different strategies and key activities that are important to bring a desirable change regarding policy legislation and policy implementation. Organised actions, if well planned and followed up, can effectively pressure decision-makers or groups into changing a policy or entering into a negotiation process.
Watch Webinar 4: Communication for Impact: Social media
Over the last 15 years, communication has seen drastic changes. If asked to describe today’s ideal communication, ‘person-centered’, ‘horizontal’ and ‘engaging’ would be the key features. If this description reminds you of social media, you are right, because these were the media that caused most of the recent changes. And while 99.9% of civil society groups and organisations are present in at least one out of more than 100 social networks, the question remains on what we really know about the key ones. At the webinar, we compared our experiences of getting social, reflected on what social media are good for and how we know whether we are using them in the right way, and tried to find a space to improve our social media practices.
Watch Webinar 3: Civil participation in decision-making process
Tips & Tricks from Webinar on Civil Participation in Decision-Making Process:
Watch Webinar 2: Communication for Impact: Focused
Tips & Tricks from Webinar on Communication for Impact:
Watch Webinar 1: Better reporting for the EU
Tips & Tricks from Webinar on Better Reporting for the EU: