Implementation period: 01/2019 - 12/2021
Implemented by: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, as commissioned by German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)
Financed by: European Union – 4.9 Mio. EUR (including 3,75 Mio EUR in grants)
Target beneficiaries: Citizens (including pupils) in the development regions North, Centre, South and ATU Gagauzia - as the ultimate beneficiaries of the action, Civil society organisations, especially at the local level, Mass media representatives, Networks of CSO
Partners: Regional Development Agencies (North, Centre, South and ATU Gagauzia), Regional Development Councils (North, Centre, South and ATU Gagauzia); Mayors and local councils LPAs I level and rayon’s presidents and rayon councils from LPAs II level, National Council of Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs)
Political counterpart: Ministry of Agriculture, Regional Development and Environment
The overall Action objective is to empower citizens through constructive participation of CSOs in local, regional and national decision-making processes.
The specific objectives of the Action are:
EXPECTED KEY RESULTS
In order to achieve the expected results, the Action applies a holistic capacity building approach to support citizens' capacity development, CSOs' institutional capacity building and the development of appropriate conditions for networks and functional mechanisms for coordination and communication between CSOs and different actors at institutional levels.
For the implementation of the Action, four CSOs have been selected for the implementation of the Local Grants Programme acting at regional level (North, Centre, South and ATU Gagauzia) and one organisation for increasing the information and communication potential.
Organisations will provide the following in their respective region and area of activity:
The Steering Committee steers the Action and serves as a platform for ensuring cooperation among the main stakeholders as well as monitoring and evaluation of key actions pertaining to relevance, performance and progress towards intended re-sults, as well as of the progress in the implementation of the project activities.
The Steering Committee is chaired by the EU Delegation and co-chaired by the Ministry of Agriculture, Regional Development and Environment. Permanent members include representatives of the contracted CSOs, National Council of NGOs, Regional Development Councils and GIZ.
The Steering Committee meetings: