|Grant Number||PL_X 2007_53|
|Organization||Association for the Public Development|
|Project Name||Increasing the role of NGOs in the betterment of the life of local communities|
|Amount Awarded||USD 50,000.00|
|Grant Period||April 01, 2008 - March 01, 2009|
The project focuses on increasing the influence of NGOs in the community and public life in the Podkarpacie (Carpathia) region and making the activity of the representation of the NGO sector more professional. There are over 2000 NGOs present in the region, yet their high potential is not fully used to solve essential problems of the society. The project addresses these issues by: - organizing a series of training courses (legal matters, PR, media relations and lobbying) for members of the Carpathian Council of NGOs, - organizing electoral conventions for the Carpathian Council of NGOs, - conducting informative activities regarding NGOs and the society (articles in the local press, radio and TV programs) - analysis of the needs of NGOs and offering advisory and consulting support for their representatives,
- running series of training sessions and workshops concerning obtaining funds.
Through these activities the grantee hopes to strengthen the capacity of local NGOs and contribute to the development of local communities in the Carpathian region.