Since January 2007 three organizations from Central Europe – World Economy, Ecology and Development (WEED) from Germany, Protect the Future (Védegylet) from Hungary and Glopolis from Czech Republic – run joint project. This project is funded by European Union (75%) and by the Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs (25%). The main aim of this project is to raise awareness on issues of globalization and sustainable development in the Czech Republic and Hungary. The project activities include capacity building in advocacy, research and awareness-raising on the issues link with development.
The 3 main objectives of the action are
- To create capacities among civil society actors for qualified and sustainable awarenessraising on development problems.
- To identify specific dimensions of the relations between the two countries (Czech Republic and Hungary) and developing countries (“East-South”), as the basis for a country specific profile of awareness-raising.
- To strengthen basic advocacy skills and knowledge of major development issues.
Main activities and outcomes
- Training workshops, seminars and conferences in Prague and Budapest to develop more specific knowledge and skills needed for advocacy and awareness-raising in development, to share the knowledge and experience with experts, NGOs, general public from other (European and non-European) countries.
- Globalization and Advocacy Courses to link theory with practice, to create links between academia and NGO sector around development issues and to produce materials which will be useful in multiplication of gathered knowledge and skills.
- Events targeted on general public to reach out for new supporters, volunteers, collaborators, partners etc.
- Pilot Project that will include advocacy and/or public campaigning activities and enables to use the skills and knowledge in practice.
- Briefing papers mapping concrete issues with the link to development in order to map issues and alternatives relevant both for Czech Republic/Hungary and countries in the South.
- Reports on North-South Country Profiles and South-East Alternatives
- Project web-page.
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