Launching Framework Partnership Agreement (FPA) with the European Commission in Brussels

Mar 19, 2024

EU values and Enlargement Gender, Inclusion & Human rights

ALDA is thrilled to announce its recent selection as one of the ten prominent European organisations by the European Commission, alongside the NHC – Netherlands Helsinki Committee, ERIM – Equal Rights and Independent Media, Kvinna till Kvinna, People in Need, Civil Rights Defenders, Prague Civil Society Center, AFEW International, Human Rights House Foundation, and the German Marshall Fund of the United States. The FPA underlines ALDA’s substantial responsibility in advancing the capacity and financial sustainability of CSOs in the Eastern Partnership (EaP) region. This marks the beginning of a new cycle of Framework Partnership Agreements, spanning from 2024 to 2028, aiming to foster inclusive, resilient, gender-equal, and democratic societies within the EaP.

Within this partnership framework, ALDA has outlined key objectives. These include enhancing the capacities of EaP CSOs and Local Democracy Agencies (LDAs), which serve as vital instruments for cooperation, community cohesion, and development. ALDA also aims to expand its network by involving new members and empowering existing ones in Armenia, Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine. This will be accomplished by strengthening CSOs’ capacities, representativeness, and amplifying their voices at the EU level. Additionally, ALDA seeks to promote networking and cooperation between EU and EaP CSOs through joint projects and initiatives.

Given ALDA’s pivotal role in promoting citizen participation and participatory democracy throughout the EaP, particularly in strengthening good governance, we are committed to establishing stronger ties with other organisations operating in the region

Through collaborative efforts, we aspire to further empower civil society and collectively advance our shared goals. The second cycle of Framework Partnership Agreements builds upon the insights gained from the preceding four-year cycle. This approach has proven effective even in challenging contexts, such as the unprovoked aggression against Ukraine and the disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. By providing flexible and timely assistance, affected communities have experienced improved resilience and livelihoods, while grassroots organisations have enhanced their advocacy capacity.

On March 15, representatives from ALDA, including Marco Boaria, Adrien Licha, and Irakli Jgharkava, joined counterparts from other partner organisations at the FPA kick-off event in Brussels (Belgium). This gathering served as a platform to discuss ongoing initiatives and challenges within the EaP region. Looking ahead, partners exchanged perspectives on the FPA and identified potential areas for collaboration, reaffirming their commitment to driving positive change in the region.