The EU-funded project Civil Society Actors as Drivers of Change in South Caucasus and Moldova announces the Call for Participation for representatives of new civil society organizations, informal initiative groups or social movements from Armenia, Georgia and the Republic of Moldova!
CALL FOR PARTICIPATION
If you are:
- a new civil society organization (registered within the past 3 years), or
- an informal initiative group or social movement;
If you are:
- seeking to mobilize people in your community to influence real positive change,
- raising important issues that may not yet be widely understood or discussed in society and proposing solutions,
- ready to invest your time and energy in the development of your initiative, organisation or campaign,
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About the Project:
Civil Society Actors as Drivers of Change in South Caucasus and Moldova is a regional project implemented by Czech NGO People in Need and funded by the European Union. The Project aims to support selected participants in developing a vision for change, planning concrete steps for how to achieve it, building capacities and accessing resources needed to go from plan to reality. The Project team will work together with participants to design a tailored program to help their initiatives grow and achieve their goals.
With this program, you will have an opportunity to:
- develop a strategy for your initiative / organisation / campaign,
- take part in trainings, coaching, mentoring, consultations, study visits, fellowships,
- establish or improve connections with your supporters and volunteers,
- get support for research and building thematic expertise,
- get involved in policy dialogue at local, national or international level,
- network with peers and partners in Armenia, Georgia or the Republic of Moldova and abroad,
- find out if, why and how to engage with the private sector,
- find effective, transparent and accountable ways to self-organize and manage resources,
- get access to funding opportunities for your internal development and for your campaign (flexible funding ranging from EUR 5000 to 20000 linked to your strategic plan),
- try out other fundraising options that best suit your strategy.
The Project aims to select 7 participants in each of the countries involved in the project – Armenia, Georgia and the Republic of Moldova – in the first year of the project.
Participants can be active in areas including but not limited to:
- community participation in decision-making
- quality of public services
- climate change and environment
- gender equality
- public spaces
- labour rights and working conditions
- social inclusion, rights of marginalized groups
- other civic / social / human rights topics or mitigating the impact of COVID-19 in these areas.
The application process is organised by the Project team in each of the countries involved in the project;
- Armenian civic initiatives, interested in this call, can find more details about the application process here;
- Georgian civic initiatives, interested in this call, can find more details about the application process here;
- Moldovan civic initiatives, interested in this call, can find more details about the application process here.
Applications from organizations and initiative groups with core activity outside the capital city are strongly encouraged.
Applications from religious or political organizations, public authorities or related organizations are not eligible under this call, as it is intended for new civil society actors not linked to larger institutions.
Applications will be evaluated based on the following criteria:
Criteria / Score (%)
- Primary motivation – systemic change (of policies, attitudes or behaviours) at the local or national level / qualifying criterion – yes/no
- Commitment to values of peace, democracy and human rights / qualifying criterion – yes/no
- Understanding of thematic area and of local social context /25%
- Examples of previous civic or community actions (can be informal or small-scale – we are looking for groups with practical, proactive attitude and some initial understanding of challenges of working together for change, not a track record of project implementation) / 10%
- Interest in mobilizing others to achieve concrete changes and results. Openness to broadening the range of members, partners and stakeholders engaged / 20%
- Ability to assess own areas of weakness and motivation to improve and to develop their capacities / 20%
- Readiness to commit significant time and energy to the development of initiative/organisation/campaign over the next 12 months / 25%