The aim of this project was to frame a perspective strategy for the policy development of the NGO sector in Bulgaria by focusing on three major analytical goals: effective NGO advocacy campaigning and NGO lobbying of the government; new models of NGO networking based on cooperation within specific areas of activity; and establishing an analytical framework for the strategic policy planning and development of the Bulgarian NGO sector.
This project was financially supported by the Democracy Network Program in Sofia and financed by the Institute for Sustainable Communities (ISC) and the US Agency for International Development (USAID).
The current project aims to contribute to more efficient citizen participation in this process and more broadly - to develop sustainable forms of dialogue between citizens and public officials.
The main goal of the project was to support IRIS’s institutional development and its capacity to participate, on the basis of its experience and expertise, in the formulation of new civic strategies for organisation, participation and raising accountability in decision-making – strategies reflecting the powerful and profound transformative processes in society that are in play over the last year or so.
This project aims to support participation via capacity-building for strategic planning and advocacy in NGOs in three Bulgarian cities where protesters in 2013 were especially active: Varna, Veliko Tarnovo and Blagoevgrad. Its outcome was a raised know-how and capability of NGOs to conduct advocacy campaigns and thus participate in a more organised and efficient manner in decision-making.
Институтът за Регионални и Международни Изследвания (ИРМИ), със съдействието на Тръста за гражданско общество в централна и източна Европа, проведоха през 2009 г. проект на тема: „Тренинг и социализация на млади ромски активисти в позиции на политическо и гражданско лидерство в българската държава и общество“ с продължителност една година.
The project is aimed at improving the participation of civil society in Bulgaria in public policy formation through the ‛budget advocacy‛ approach.
The primary goal of the project was to strengthen democracy by facilitating effective representation of civil interests.