3rd Workshop in Odessa: Getting Engaged – Communication and Funding of CSO Projects in the Association Process

From 25-28 January 25 members of CSOs from Central and Southern Ukraine successfully concluded the last workshop of the first Civic School for Sound EU (CiSEP) training cycle in Odessa, Ukraine.

The first and second workshop in November and December were aimed at conveying knowledge on the EU-Association Agreement and its Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (AA/DCFTA) as well as teaching skills to effectively monitor and accompany the association process to the attending civil society representatives. The third workshop was a continuation of this knowledge and skills approach, but had a stronger focus on the skills-part.

On the agenda was the role of Communication and Funding. Piotr Henzler, President of the NGO Trainers’ Association from Warsaw, provided the participants with the tools to prepare and conduct different communication strategies according to the target audience and shared his experience from Poland. Martin Stein, Project Manager at IEP, and Ivan Knežević, Deputy Secretary General of the European Movement in Serbia from Belgrade, tackled the topics “Project Cycle Management” as well as “Fundraising and EU Funding Programs”. The introduction to the basics of EU project management prepared the participants for taking a closer look at funding opportunities and the logical framework concept. Ivan shared his long experience in this field and laid the groundwork for the successful preparation and implementation of the participants’ various existing project ideas, for which the IEP wishes good luck and a lot of success!

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