1st of March 2012 - 30th of August 2012 (first phase of the project)
The EU is civil society’s largest donor, but its bureaucratic procedures dissuade many organisations from both participating in the European policy process, especially those beneficiaries outside the member states.
The Guide is complex and is not “civil-society friendly”. This project aims to persuade the EU to make the PRAG more responsive to the constraints faced by civil society, which would particularly benefit CSOs in Western Balkans and Turkey.
As well as increasing the efficiency of the EU, providing a better return on investments for European tax payers, it will be a practical exercise for CSOs in strengthening their advocacy skills. Moreover, the project will improve the reputation of the EU in the targeted countries.
1. Independent consultation about the key points that needs to be changed in the text of the PRAG
2. Creation of a “PRAG steering group” (this is the first step to make sure the process is endorsed and pushed by civil society locally)
3. Policy briefing (analysing and summarising results of the approx. 80-100 questionnaire responses)
Euclid Network’s role
Supported by TACSO (the consortium in charge of technical assistance for CSOs for the Balkans and Turkey on behalf of DG Enlargement ) who will ensure adequate promotion of the consultation activities, Euclid Network will implement the whole project and take full responsibility for the results.
Based on the inputs provided by stakeholders in the Western Balkans and Turkey region and beyond, Euclid Network has prepared a policy brief - click here for more details
Contact person: Luisa De Amicis at email@example.com