Call for Proposals: Consolidating Regional Thematic Networks of Civil Society Organisations

The global objective of this Call for Proposals is to stimulate an enabling legal and financial environment for civil society and pluralistic media, as well as to empower civil society and media organisations to be effective and accountable independent actors, and to improve their capacity to dialogue with Governments influencing policy and decision making processes and holding them accountable for their performance towards citizens and society at large.

The specific objective of this Call for Proposals is to enhance the impact of civil society by promoting CSOs involvement in public decision-making and reform processes and fostering the development of a structured civic dialogue, as well as by strengthening CSOs capacities for actively engaging in evidence-based advocacy, watchdog and policy monitoring initiatives, improving their internal transparency and accountability and developing strategies for financial sustainability, including diversifying their funding base. The Call also aims at fostering coalition-building and regular networking of CSOs at regional and EU level, facilitating the exchange of expertise, skills and connections among CSOs, and widening the impact of their social campaigning and advocacy. Moreover, the call will seek to improve outreach to and capacity-building for grassroots and other types of non-governmental organisations working on bringing about positive change at the local level.

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