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Sectors: Citizenship, Co-op & Development, Human Rights

Beneficiaries: Development NGOs, Non-profit organisations

Regions: European Union, New Independant States

Category: Call for proposals

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New independent states : Armenia

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Responsible: European Commission

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The global objective of this call for proposals is to strengthen and build capacity of Armenian civil society to effectively contribute to democratic decision making processes in Armenia.

Priorities and funded actions:

Objectives
– To improve organisational capacities of CSOs to better respond to citizen’s needs
– To improve capacity of civil society to engage in policy formulation/monitoring and strengthen the oversight functions of civil society

Among finaced actions
LOT 1:  
– Identification of training needs of CSOs
– Design of training programmes based on identified needs to strengthen CSO capacities (complementing capacity building initiatives) with focus on local CSOs (technical skills, strategic planning, project management, human resource management, financial management, financial sustainability via social entrepreneurship, marketing skills etc.)
– Delivery of basic and specific trainings, Training of Trainers (ToT) (collaboration with education institution or other training providers could be explored),  establishment of a peer-to-peer coaching/ mentoring mechanism
– Sub-granting : supporting types of services that are provided by CSOs and are not part of the delegated power of local authorities; as well as fostering innovation in service delivery and generating best practice models of service delivery, that would better fit beneficiaries’ needs and that could be taken over by local authorities in time
– Support and monitoring of the beneficiaries of the sub-granting scheme 
LOT 2 :
– Update the analysis of existing framework for CSO engagement in policy formulation/monitoring and definition of pilot sectors
– Design of the training programmes, in particular in pilot sectors, on reporting and monitoring mechanisms, consultations, focus groups, networking and advocacy skills
– Delivery of capacity development activities, ToTs, and establishment of a peer-to-peer coaching/ mentoring mechanism a peer-based and consultancy mechanisms (capacity to formulate, monitor, report, build coalition, transparency and accountability mechanisms, awareness of EU reform agenda, evidence-based reporting)
– Update and report against indicators of the EU Roadmap for Engaging with CSOs in Armenia
– Sub-granting : supporting CSOs involvement in inclusive reform and policy dialogues, advocacy, monitoring, rapid response support, ad-hoc coalition building, etc.
– Support and monitoring of the beneficiaries of the sub-granting scheme