We support Local Action Groups and local initiatives at the community level through the LEADER approach. Our focus is on empowering the next generation of active citizens through Czech teaching methodology One World in Schools and using documentary films as an educational tool in schools.
EU COVID-19 Solidarity Programme for the Eastern Partnership
PIN recognises the critical role local civil society organisations (CSOs) and independent media play in service delivery, community mobilisation, awareness raising, policy engagement, and advocacy for the protection of human rights and civic freedoms during and after the pandemic. We will support the CSOs and other civic actors to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on vulnerable populations by empowering them with services and access to accurate information.
PIN will capitalise on its in-depth field-level knowledge to support CSOs that focus on community-level initiatives, watchdog programmes, and local independent journalism. Our partners NHC and AFEW are specialised in activities to improve human rights protection for responsible persons in closed institutions and key populations at risk for public health concerns like HIV, TB, and viral hepatitis. We will provide grant support to NGOs working with these beneficiaries and assist them in developing strengthened monitoring, reporting, advisory, agenda-setting, and advocacy work.
Civil Society Actors as Drivers of Change in the South Caucasus and Moldova
With support from the project team and skilled facilitators, each selected organisation will develop strategies to strengthen its role in society and encourage the systemic change it is working to influence. Participants will have a chance to assess their own capacities and access tailored trainings, coaching, mentoring, consultations, study visits, and fellowships. They will also be able to strengthen connections with their communities, supporters, and volunteers, as well as to network with peers and partners in Armenia, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova, and other countries.
Moreover, the selected organisations will have access to resources for research, building of thematic expertise, and participation in policy dialogues at the local, national, and international levels. They will explore if, why, and how to engage with the private sector, and how to self-organise and manage resources in an effective, transparent, and accountable way. Finally, project participants will be able to apply for flexible funding to support their organisational development and public campaigns.