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Empowered Civil Society for Increased Social Accountability in Moldova –  Supporting Moldovan CSOs as actors of governance to improve social accountability

EU4Accountability empowers Moldovan civil society organisations’ (CSOs) to better perform their role as actors of governance to improve social accountability of the local and central government of Moldova. It does so by strengthening the capacity of more than grassroot organisations from 10 districts to participate in, monitor and advocate for greater public accountability and to take part in policy dialogue with the Local Public Authorities (LPAs) and the central government.  A learning-by-doing approach will allow the capacitated CSOs to establish meaningful local partnerships and alliances with LPAs that will result in change-making coalitions to close the accountability gap and respond to the needs of communities. For more information, visit the project webpage.

EQUAL – EU 4 Women Empowerment in Armenia

Elevating and empowering women in Armenia to bring about societal change across the country.

EQUAL – EU 4 Women Empowerment in Armenia aims to elevate and empower women in Armenia to bring about societal change across the country. To do so EQUAL provides women duly support to exercise their political, economic and socio-cultural rights, targeting specifically those from vulnerable and disadvantaged groups. Thanks to the project, state and non-state actors will take meaningful actions to address and prevent all forms of gender-based violence and discrimination and contribute to gender equality in Armenia for women, men, girls, and boys in all their diversity.

Djuntu pa igualdadi! A participatory response to gender-based violence (Cape Verde)

This project aims to contribute to a favourable legal, institutional and social environment in Cape Verde, in which public authorities respect and promote women’s rights, particularly those of GBV victims, in order to increase their participation in public life and ensure their socio-economic inclusion. This project is implemented by a Consortium of four organisations: EPD, the Associação Caboverdiana de Luta Contra Violência Baseada no Género (ACLCVBG), the Netherlands Institute for Multiparty Democracy (NIMD) and the World Leadership Alliance –Club de Madrid (WLA-CdM) and it is funded by the European Union. For more information, visit the project website.

Promoción de la participación ciudadana a nivel nacional y local en el ciclo de las Políticas Públicas de Protección Social para la cohesión en Paraguay

This project aims at supporting the progressive implementation of the Social Protection System (SPS) through the exercise of rights, democratic participation and citizen demand for the reduction of inequalities and the improvement of social cohesion in Paraguay. It will focus on citizen participation and community empowerment for the implementation and monitoring of associated public policies to the SPS with an emphasis on children, adolescents, youth and women, at the national and local levels in Paraguay. Public authorities from 12 districts and  6 departments are involved in the activities, together with citizens, youth and women organisations, media and the private sector at different levels to strengthen the policy and improve its sustainability.

Nuestros derechos en la Agenda 2030 (Paraguay)

Within the project “Nuestros derechos en la Agenda 2030: Participación ciudadana intercultural para la equidad de género en la niñez y adolescencia de Paraguay” (“Our rights in the 2030 Agenda: Intercultural citizen participation for gender equality in children and adolescents in Paraguay”), CDIA and the European Partnership for Democracy (EPD) help to facilitate political dialogue in policy-making addressing social rights of children with an emphasis on gender inclusion and sustainable development. For more information, visit the project website.

Med Dialogue for Rights and Equality

The programme’s goal is to strengthen the role of CSOs active at the regional scale, in building sustainable development, regional cohesion and resilience, as well as in influencing policy-making in the Southern Neighborhood and the Euro-Mediterranean Space. The strategy aims at addressing the needs of the civil society in the Neighborhood South as an agent for change from a regional perspective, where Mediterranean exchanges both South-South and North-South are enhanced; and the shrinking of civil society spaces in the region is challenged. It aims as well at strengthening civil society and young female and male activists in their capacity to strategize, cooperate together, advocate for rights and social cohesion, and sustainable development. For more information, visit the project website.

Media Dialogue (Kyrgyzstan)

The Media Dialogue project aimed to strengthen the national media environment and engage media representatives alongside public decision-makers and civil society in a dialogue about the challenges affecting the media sector and facilitate a joint agenda for reforming the existing media policy and legal framework. Promoting policy change through multi-stakeholder dialogue, enhancing media professionalisation and strengthening the media’s economic independence are the three main components of the project. Activities include training workshops, study tours, multi-stakeholder dialogue meetings, studies and reports, technical assistance, sub-grants and monitoring of media legal reforms. See the project summary for more information.

Information and Integrity (Morocco)

The Information and Integrity project aims at strengthening the role of civil society in promoting transparency in Morocco. By providing digital tools and creating spaces for dialogue, this project will support civil society organisations in advocating, monitoring and evaluating transparency and anti-corruption policies in cooperation with public authorities and independent institutions. In addition, it will seek to raise awareness among citizens of the benefits they can gain from more effective implementation of transparency policies. The main activities include monitoring and evaluating public policy, creating civic tech solutions, facilitating dialogue and cooperation, and awareness-raising. For more information, visit the project website.