Summary of the project
The project aims to employ an integrated approach to intervention in four dimensions: i. empowering the capacities of CSOs for community initiatives; ii. strengthening the role and advancing the tools and practices for civil society to act as articulators and interlocutors between local communities and municipalities; iii. networking and providing thematic and professional support from the KLGI, serving as an “incubator of ideas and initiatives” between municipalities and local CSOs; iv. exchanging practices and regional models. The project is a new approach that aims to improve the municipal environment of collaboration among representative groups, local communities, and municipalities through an active role of CSOs.
General goal is to strengthen local governance by advancing inter- institutional dialogue and policies, enhancing capacities, increasing the role of civil society, promoting digitization and innovation, and strengthening regional cooperation. The specific objectives are strengthening the capacities of local CSOs for the development of community initiatives;
increasing the participation and contribution of citizens and local communities in policy-making through the facilitation of CSOs; inclusion in the KLGI platform (incubator) for thematic support to CSOs in co-creating local policies; regional partnership of CSOs in creating networks, sharing practices, and models.
Target groups and beneficiaries
Eight Municipalities, one local CSO with twenty-four members, three representative groups with seventy-two participants/social activists and twenty-four institutional representatives/municipal mechanisms.
Advanced modular trainings for CSOs;
Engagement of CSOs in local communities (underrepresented groups) and local institutions (facilitation);
Thematic and professional support platform (KLGI platform);
Building a network for experience sharing and model adaptation.