On 13 July, Mr. Viktor Yengibaryan, Member of “Yelk” Faction of Yerevan Council of the Elders delivered a lecture on the topic “Issues of Urban Development” for the CSO representatives; members of Yerevan CSO Incubator in the framework of the EU funded “Commitment to Constructive Dialogue” Project.
10 civil society representatives attended the training.
Viktor Yengibaryan presented the existing problems, possible options and plans for their solution. He also answered the questions of the participants.
Civil society organisations (CSO) incubators are aimed at promoting CSO capacity building and enhancing productivity.
The “Commitment to Constructive Dialogue” Project is implemented with the financial support of the European Union by a Consortium of civil society organizations, which are “Armenian Lawyers’ Association”, Agora Central Europe o.p.s (an NGO from the Czech Republic), Armenian Center for Democratic Education-CIVITAS, “International Center for Human Development” Public Organization, SME Cooperation Association and Union of Communities of Armenia.
The overall objective of the project is to enhance the influence of CSOs on the public policy process, and the specific objectives are to strengthen the ability of CSOs to build coalitions and focus on constructive and strategic policy engagement with local and central government partners. This will enable organizations (which already work in targeted coalitions) to acquire new resources, to join and encourage the civil society experts to engage in and encourage their participation in the formation of the local and national policies agenda; to identify common issues and priorities; and to address the government with constructive and strategic policy initiatives.
The project has a sub-granting component, under which grants will be provided to CSOs and CSOs Coalitions, which will be directed to the development of public policies and will have tangible results in 9 target areas, including justice, education and business.