In its ad-hoc component Civil Society. Dialogue for Progress project is directly supporting EU Delegation in handling their calls for proposals for civil society in the EaP countries. This includes the preparation of info-sessions, seminars for short-listed CSOs, organising kick-off meetings for newly contracted grantees, and trainings in project management.
Info-sessions for potential applicants
In 2015 the project provided technical support with organizing info-sessions in Azerbaijan (CSO-LA, EIDHR in May and June), Georgia (CSO-LA in Tbilisi and Batumi in April ), in Moldova (CSO-LA, March, July and September) and in Ukraine (April in Kyiv).
Seminars for short-listed candidates
In 2015 seminars for short-listed candidates were organised in Azerbaijan, Moldova, and Ukraine.
Seminars for grantees
In January 2015 a two-day project management seminar for newly contracted Ukrainian grant beneficiaries was organised in Kyiv and in February 2015 a similar project management seminar took place in Yerevan for Armenian grant beneficiaries.
The seminars covered questions related to the planning of start-up activities, pre-financing, formalizing of agreements, contract modification and archiving. They provided a project cycle management (PCM) overview and provided a platform for discussion of the detailed development and distribution of activities and resources. Particular inputs were given on procurement, sub-contracting and sub-granting, monitoring and evaluation, and on reporting.
Seminars on project management and related issues
Based on the needs assessments that were conducted by the project in the second half of 2014 in Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine project management seminars for selected CSOs were organised in Georgia (March 2015) and in Moldova (May 2015). Over two days the trainings cover the topics of project implementation, general project management, project finances, procurement, amendments, reporting, visibility, audit, contract-related issues and subcontracting.