PASOS leads project to improve civil society monitoring in EaP countries
News Source: PASOS Secretariat, Czech Republic
PASOS is leading a group of NGOs that have launched a project to improve the ability of civil society to monitor policymaking and public services in Eastern Partnership countries.
“Partners in Empowerment” aims to increase public accountability and effective policymaking for sustainable development in Armenia, Moldova, and Ukraine. The three-year project is being funded by the EU’s European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument (ENPI).
Through a variety of activities, including workshops, training seminars, online learning platforms, and coalition building, the project will strengthen connections between civil society groups, and improve their capacity to engage in the policymaking process. The three-year project kicked off in January 2015.
The partners joining PASOS on the project are:
- Transparency International (TI) Armenia
- TI Moldova
- TI Ukraine
- Partnership for Transparency Fund e.V. (PTF e.V.)
PASOS will work closely with the expertise of the network of volunteers of PTF e.V., which comprises dozens of development policy experts, and experts in institutional and project evaluation, leadership development, and sustainable strategic and financial development, each with decades of experience working for international and bilateral development agencies.
The other partners in each target country, as leaders in the field of civil society watchdog and policy oversight, will guide less experienced civil-society organizations in building coalitions at the local and national levels.