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INSPIRED Pilot project


This EU funded pilot project sought to put in practice the principles laid out in the 2009 Council Conclusions on Democracy Support in the EU’s External Relations and the accompanying Agenda for Action. Country specific approaches were selected to work on dialogue and partnership, coherence and coordination, mainstreaming and international cooperation and visibility. Through the experience collected in Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tunisia and Ghana, EPD developed the INSPIRED Operating Model. This methodology for promoting inclusive, multi-stakeholder policy dialogue has continued to be used in multiple EPD projects including INSPIRED+ and INSPIRED Myanmar. Other ongoing EPD projects that are built at least partly on the INSPIRED Operating Model are PASC in Tunisia and EU JDID in Jordan.

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Objective: to build consensus and ownership among public authorities, business actors and civil society in Moldova with regard to socio-economic reforms for European integration.

Local partner: East Europe Foundation

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Objective: to challenge the underrepresentation of women in national governance in Ghana, including by advocating the adoption of an Affirmative Action Bill.

Local partner: The Institute of Economic Affairs

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Objective: to open the media landscape in Kyrgyzstan to the needs of ethnic minorities and increase their representation in national TV and radio programmes.

Local partner: Institute of Constitutional Policy

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Objective: to initiate a national dialogue on social justice in Tunisia with a focus on the role of Public Private Partnership, reducing inequalities between the regions, tax reform and improving the investment climate in the country.

Local partner: Centre des Etudes Méditerranéennes et Internationales

Find out more about INSPIRED

INSPIRED + Armenia
INSPIRED + Bolivia
INSPIRED + Cape Verde
INSPIRED + Georgia
INSPIRED + Kyrgyzstan
INSPIRED + Pakistan
INSPIRED + Paraguay
INSPIRED + Philippines
INSPIRED + Mongolia


  • The INSPIRED operating model was published in a handbook in December 2014.
  • The method developed and tested provides guidance for donors that want to support inclusive and participatory dialogue processes.
  • The method promotes the alignment of assistance with locally identified priorities for policy reform.