Capacity building for CSOs in advocacy work

The objective of the project is to strengthen civil society capacity in advocacy and watchdog role. The representatives of CSOs will gain necessary know-how through individual consultations and mentoring based on needs of CSOs, workshops on advocacy related topics, networking and training of advocacy experts to ensure sustainability.

www.activecitizensfund.cz

The project is realized by: Nadace OSF
Duration: 48 months
Budget: 151 000 EUR
Grants from EHP and Norway grants: 135 900 EUR

Contact:
Štěpán Drahokoupil
Programme specialist 
stepan.drahokoupil@osf.cz
tel: +420 226 227 709

The project is being supported by the Active Citizens Fund. The programme promotes citizens’ active participation in the public life and decision making and builds capacities of civil society organizations. It promotes respect of human dignity, freedom, democracy, equality, the rule of law and the respect for human rights including the rights of persons belonging to minorities. Active Citizens Fund came to the Czech Republic in September 2019 with the goal to support CSOs regardless of their size and experience. It is operated by the Open Society Fund Prague, Committee of Good Will – the Olga Havel Foundation and Scout Institute. The Active Citizens Fund is financed from EEA and Norway Grants 2014–2021. With EEA Grants, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway contribute towards a reduction in economic and social disparity and the strengthening of mutual cooperation in Europe. One of the important objectives of the programme is strengthening bilateral cooperation between donor and beneficiary states through financial contributions in specified priority sectors. It supports bilateral relations between the donor states Norway, Iceland, and Liechtenstein and the Czech Republic.