LOCAL PARTNERSHIPS FOR SOCIAL INCLUSION

Project Location: 

Municipalities of Gostivar, Prilep, Kičevo, Vrapčište and Brvenica.

Project Duration: 

20 months: from 14.12.2015 to 14.08.2017.

Overall Objective: 

To empower the local key actors and the civil society for development of social inclusion action plans on local level.

Specific Objectives: 
  • To facilitate partnerships between local authorities, civil society and private sector in solving local socio-economic problems;
  • To build the capacity of local stakeholders to act as proactive social actors in identifying and addressing social needs of local communities;
  • To raise awareness of all key stakeholders in local communities about the advantages of local partnerships and participative local development;
  • To promote the local partnerships as effective model of development concrete local action plans.
Target Group / Beneficiaries: 
  • Local self-governments;
  • CSO;
  • Representatives of public institutions;
  • Private sector;
  • The vulnerable groups;
  • Citizens, the general public.
Activities: 

A1.1) Assessment of institutional competences for addressing social exclusion on a local level:

  • The project will start with conducting a needs assessment in the target municipalities.

A1.2) Introductory events for establishment of the local partnerships for social inclusion:

  • The establishment of local partnerships for social inclusion and adoption of the local social inclusion action plans will be implemented through process of inter-relate series of awareness-raising and collaborative events.
    • A.1.2.1) Consensus building workshops will be aimed at defining of the priorities for solving local socio-economic problems in the respective municipality.
      A.1.2.2) Partnership building workshops will contribute to the multi-sectoral cooperation and will foster the collaboration between local institutions, CSOs and private sector.

A2.1) On-going support for local partnerships:

  • Enabling partnership activity and community engagement to fulfill its potential, and facilitating active participation, requires appropriate resources and skilled professional support which will be provided through on-going help-desk and field visits.
    • A2.1.1) Adoption of the local social inclusion action plans:

      • The process of on-going support for local partnerships will conclude with adoption of the local social inclusion action plans by the municipal council in each municipality.

A3.1) Targeted capacity-building and consultancy:

  • The process of establishing the local partnerships and devising social inclusion action plans will be supported by targeted capacity-building and consultancy.

A4.1) Dissemination and awareness-raising activities:

  • The results and experience of the process of establishing the local partnerships in the field of social inclusion and local social inclusion action plans will be disseminated nation-wide;
    • A.4.1.1) Manual on development of local partnerships and action plans on social inclusion:

      • The aim of the publication is to analyse the opportunities for implementing the model of local partnerships that may contribute to solving socio-economic problems in local communities in our country.
      A.4.1.2) Final national conference:

      • This final event will focus on transfer of the lessons learned and possibilities of introducing the model of local partnership in other municipalities.

Асоцијација за демократски иницијативи (АДИ) – Гостивар

Partner Organization: 
Центар за граѓанскa иницијативa (ЦГИ) – Прилеп
Центар за информирање, соработка и развој на невладини организации (ЦНВОС) – Љубљана, СЛОВЕНИЈА / Center za informiranje, sodelovanje in razvoj nevladnih organizacij (CNVOS) – Ljubljana, SLOVENIJA
Contact Details: 
ASSOCIATION FOR DEMOCRATIC INITIATIVES (ADI) – GOSTIVAR
Nino SOTIROVSKI, Project Officer
+389 77 571 756
nino@adi.org.mk
+389 42 221 100
adi@adi.org.mk
www.adi.org.mk

CENTRE FOR CIVIL INITIATIVE (CCI) – PRILEP
Dimitar BARABANOV, Project Officer
+389 71 230 020
miki@cgimk.org.mk
+389 48 400 480
ccimk@cgimk.org.mk
www.cgimk.org.mk

CENTRE FOR INFORMATION SERVICE, CO-OPERATION AND DEVELOPMENT OF NGOS (CNVOS) – LJUBLJANA, SLOVENIA
Veronika VODLAN, Project Officer
veronika.vodlan@cnvos.si
info@cnvos.si
www.cnvos.si