Eptisa, in Consortium, will strengthen civil society capacities in the Neighbourhood South Countries

The project will be implemented in ten countries during 36 months

January 28 2013

The European Union has awarded Eptisa with a new contract with the aim of strengthening non-state actors’ capacities to promote national reform and increase public accountability in the Neighbourhood South Countries, formed by Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Israel, Occupied Palestine Territory, Jordan, Lebanon and Syrian Arab Republic. The project will be implemented during 36 months.

The overall objective of the Civil Society Facility is to increase the influence of Civil Society Organisations in the democratic configuration, both at national level and within the Southern Mediterranean region, and to stimulate a civil society-friendly environment and culture.

The technical assistance will be focused on strengthen the overall capacities and the accountability of Civil Society Organisations, and to facilitate their involvement so as to boost their contribution to a political and institutional level. This means reinforcing existing initiatives to support Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in the Neighbourhood South Countries, complemented with new elements, to increase their visibility and involvement in policy-dialogue at country level.

The Consortium, formed by Transtec, Cideal Konrad Adenauer, STEM VCR and Eptisa, will carry out different activities to strengthen the role of CSOs in partner countries (at a legislative and operating context,); strengthening CSOs capacities; facilitating CSOs interaction and networking, amongst themselves, with national authorities and with international donors (especially at regional level); and highlighting their involvement and contribution to policy making..


 
 Eptisa, in Consortium, will strengthen civil society capacities in the Neighbourhood South Countries