The project TANDEM II – Cooperation for Citizen Participation and Community Development in Belarus started in May 2013 and run until May 2015. The overall objective was to strengthen an inclusive and empowered society in Belarus by supporting the development of local communities and strengthening their cooperation with local authorities (LAs).
Non State Actors (NSA) play an important role in supporting and generating sustainable development at the local level, contributing to promotion of democracy, social justice and human rights. It is of the utmost importance to support these actors, in order to ensure their ownership of the development strategies and to favour their full involvement in the policy making process, enhancing their capacities to act as development agents at the local level. It is possible to achieve the best results favouring a structured dialogue within and among all types of NSA and LAs, as well as between them and the EU Institutions.
This publication provides a round-up of the project’s activities and achievements.