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Mobilised society for local democracy


TIMESPAN:
10 July 2014 - 10 April 2016


SHORT DESCRIPTION:
This project proposal aims at strengthening role of regional CSOs (NGOs and CBOs)  and their mobilization for support to decentralization.
The proposal is based on the rationale that no government itself will give up centralized power without well – organized popular demand from below. Development of Local democracy  must be achived by the Georgian society itself and therefore Local COs must play role of mobilizers and qualified advocates of Georgian society by facilitating bottom up pressure on the government at local and national level. To perform such and ambitious task , Georgian CSOs shall transform themselves from a narrow circle of grant hunters to a popular organizations based on membership and constituency , nhaving potention to become reak actors of change.
The proposal is based on the rationale that no government itself will give up centralized power without well-organized popular demand from below. Development of Local democracy, as any development, cannot be provided it must be achieved by by the Georgian society itself and therefore Local CSOs must play role of mobilizers and qualified advocates of Georgian society by facilitating bottom up pressure on the government at local and national level. To perform such an ambitious task, Georgian regional CSOs shall transform themselves from a narrow circle of grant hunters to a popular organizations based on membership and constituency, having potential to become real actors of change.
The duration of the action will be 24  months.

 

OBJECTIVES:
 To build capacity of regional CSOs to monitor local government reform and represent interests of local communities at the national level.

Specific objectives:
a) Mobilize local CSO and build their capacity in community mobilization and lobbyism;
b) Establish horizontal networks for exchange of information and monitoring results of implementation LG reform;
c) Elaboration of sets of recommendations for strengthening of local democracy in Georgia and presentation these recommendations to the committee on regional Policy and LG of the parliament of Georgia
d) Organization of media campaign for popularization of LG reform

EXPECTED RESULTS
Overall results of this action are strengthened role of CSOs and community leaders in process of LG reform and advocacy of local interests, increased popularity for CSOs among local population.

Specific outputs of the action are:
72 CSO representatives will obtain
skills for organizing of training for community leaders.
Up to 1500 representatives of regional CSOs and community leaders,
Thematic network of regional SCOs will be equipped with modern technology of exchange and dissemination of information regional CSO of Georgia will have possibility to present their findings to European institutions. 

ACTIVITIES:

  1. Capacity Building of CSOs in municipalities of Georgia
  2. Creation of horizontal network
  3. Promotion of Policy dialogue on LG reform
  4. Organization of Media campaign
  5. Dissemination information on EU-Georgia AA agreement with specific focus on Public administration reforms

PARTNERS:

  • National Association of Local Authorities of Georgia - NALAG (lead applicant)
  • Association of Local Democracy Agencies (France)
  • Local Democracy Agency Georgia


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