Smart Water & Wetlands: Establishment and triggering of Baltic + Eastern Partnership Network for Local Water Governance

The project feeds a lasting and sustainable LA&NGOs network of Baltic/EU and EaP countries, to share experiences, best practices and policy tool-kits for tangible, locally-focused environmental acquis implementation. Smart Water & Wetlands project is supported by Swedish Institute/ Svenska Institutet.

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Public Diplomacy 2020: New Dimension

Project promotes Polish experiences and good practices on EU membership driven modernization of agriculture sector and transformation of rural areas, offering praxis insights into effective use of EU funds by rural micro-entrepreneurs, NGOs/CSOs and Polish farmers, to inspire rural stakeholders from the Western Balkans to draw on the presented solutions in their countries. Project is co-financed by Ministry of Foreign Affairs Republic of Poland.

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Farmers4Climate: ON-FARM CLIMATE RESILIENCE ACADEMY for Armenia

Farmers4Climate: ON-FARM CLIMATE RESILIENCE ACADEMY for Armenia aims to increase young Armenian farmers’ climate change resilience transferring and piloting Visegard 4 micro-scale and cost-effective know-how on-farms climate change adaptation through a capacity building training programme, run in a project incubator formula, followed by piloting the best praxis technology & adjustment solutions at right the farms. Project is supported by International Visegrad Fund.

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V4 for smart and competitive rural SMEs in Georgia

V4 for smart and competitive rural SMEs in Georgia is a project supported by International Visegrad Fund. The action excels smart, social impact oriented, food & wine & rural tourism value chains in Kakheti, Georgia. The project draws on V4 expertise, boosting competitiveness, profits and export potential of Georgian rural start-ups and MSMEs.

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CIRCULAR FARM IMPACT LAB V4 for Azerbaijan

CIRCULAR FARM IMPACT LAB V4 for AZ helps young Azeri framers, agro-entrepreneurs and agri-start-uppers to turn agriculture and on-farm waste and leftovers into a new viable product and bring it to the market. The project is being supported by International Visegard Fund.

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Tastes of Belarus: Innovatory Culinary Tourism a Stimulus for Rural Entrepreneurship

“Tastes of Belarus: Innovatory Culinary Tourism a Stimulus for Rural Entrepreneurship” is a project with the goal to support rural micro-entrepreneurship in northwestern Belarus – by creating and promoting a “foodie-soft adventure” network product – rural sightseeing tourism: culinary-cycling.

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Restoration of the La Nihalcea Area for the Preservation of Biodiversity and the Strengthening the Ecotourism Potential

The La Nihalcea project aims at improving ecological situation of the pond, together with raising its eco-touristic attractiveness. The goal will be accomplished through restoration of La Nihalcea and construction of recreational facilities in the area.

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YOUTH URBAN ACTION LAB: Inclusion of Disadvantaged Youth into Civil Society Dialogue via Participatory Public Space Decision Making Schemes

Youth Urban Action Lab aims at restoring disadvantaged youth’s trust in policy making through providing an innovative consultation formula, building capacity of local CSOs, disfranchised leaders and local authorities to better represent the needs of disadvantaged youth groups, and offering tangible results by implementing results of public consultations through participatory public space co-making under Urban Action Lab.

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JORDAN ACTION LAB: Empowerment & Inclusion of Disadvantageous Communities via Participatory Public Space Renewal

Ready to kick-off project financed by the Australian Government’s Direct Aid Program aims at developing, introducing and disseminating in Jordan innovative e-tool and public consultation formulas in order to enable Tafilah municipality local authorities, CSOs and representatives of disadvantaged youth to engage in micro-scale participatory decision-making schemes, focusing on safety, accessibility and inclusiveness of public space.

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EURO AQUA: AA-driven INTEGRATED LOCAL WATER GOVERNANCE in the Eastern Partnership

Ready to kick-off project financed by the Civil Society Forum aims to to identify challenges and opportunities in local water governance and management, conflicts and overlaps of competencies between institutions responsible for water management and local authorities, feasible formulas of cooperation among waters users, and to strengthen competencies, practical skills and engagement of local stakeholders involved in water management.

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EaP REHAB STIMULUS: V4 Know-How for Diagnosis Based Occupational Therapy for PWDs

An ongoing project supported by the International Visegrad Fund aims to transfer, adjust, put into practice and further disseminate V4 lessons learnt in the field of tailored, systemic, diagnosis-based occupational therapy for mentally impaired, retarded and people with disabilities in Eastern Partnership countries.

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SO EAS+Y: Genuine common space in Moldova – interventions of young Polish architecture studios for inclusive rural architecture & design

Architectural workshop for Polish and Moldovan students of artistic and design studies was held in the village of Palanca (Calarasi Region) with the aim of realizing of a spatial project – installation in the public space of Palanca that would become an example of modern and inclusive architecture promoting cultural participation of the particularly vulnerable social groups as well a symbol of the region.

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BIKE & WINE: Re-inventing rural business in Moldova

Seeking change of traditional paradigms of rural management in Moldova, exploring and exploiting the true potential of the rural market for the benefit of rural communities, Bike & Wine project’s primary goal was to re-imagine rural business opportunities: production and promotion of regional products, construction of thematic (including culinary) cycling and walking touristic routes, as well as inclusion of the Călărași and Purcari regions residents in the active development of a local tourist offer.

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Social Slow Food: Sustainable Income Sources and Effective Social Integration of PwDs and Socially Vulnerable Groups of TEMI-Community

Project implemented with the aim of increasing economic stability of Temi, an assisted living community offering shelter to vulnerable social groups – people with disabilities, single mothers, neglected and disabled children by facilitating development of suitable for the institution social entrepreneurship model.

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Local Tastes of AAs: V4 For Short Food Chains and GIs in Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine

The project financed by the International Visegrad Fund aimed to increase and diversify income of small-holders, micro-farmers and micro-producers in Moldova, Georgia and Ukraine through comprehensive technical, organizational and promotional assistance and support to processing, promotion and sales of local products, including obtaining certifications of community kitchens in Georgia and Moldova under the short food supply chain formula, in line with the provisions of AAs, EU acquis and V4 best practices in the field.

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SO EAS+Y: Genuine common space in Georgia – Interventions of young Polish architecture studios for inclusive culture

Young Polish architects, Georgian architecture students and representatives of marginalized groups jointly designed and built a pyramid – an object serving as an example of inclusive architecture. The center for excluded people in Gremi, Kakheti, Georgia – TEMI Community hosted architecture workshops ‘SO EAS+Y’, as a part of the project realized by Development Policy Foundation.

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CHIN Project Incubator: Support Centre for Rural Non-Governmental Organizations of Chin State, Myanmar

The UNDEF-supported project launched in March 2015 aimed to address the problems of insufficient competence and fundraising skills among Chin State’s Civil Society Organizations, lack of their institutional capacity and network as well as lack of experiences and opportunities for project management and implementation.

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Moldavian Culinary Routes – Registration and Promotion of Local and Regional Products from Câlârași District

Project financed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Republic of Poland, within the framework of the Polish Aid programme, was launched in March 2015. Project aimed to encourage local producers from Câlârași District to register local and regional products, and by these means to preserve cultural heritage of Moldova, promote region and attract tourism.

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SO EAS+Y: Arch&Engeeniring Lab – Promotion of Polish creative businesses as providers of innovative solution for the Ukrainian public space

Modern, effective, energy saving and high efficiency solutions – in 2016 Development Policy Foundation sought to promote the most creative among Polish business solutions for public space in Ukraine. The multilateral initiative supported by the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs was implemented in Nova Kakhovka in cooperation with Ukrainian partners.

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Design the change: revitalization of the neighbourhood common space in Hola Prystan

The synergetic projects – ‘Design the change’ and ‘Citizen-monitoring in Hola Prystan: a boost for a tangible social engagement, V4 for Ukraine’ were aimed at setting up and testing a workable instrument for monitoring of public opinion, carrying out public consultations with the aim to empower the local community to influence decision-making processes and pursue local development agenda in public space management and improvement.

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Appreciating Pamir: Influence of NGOs on diversification of income sources in rural areas of Tajikistan

During their stay in the Iskashim region in Pamir, the experts of the Development Policy Foundation together with the local partner of the project – NGO Gulu Gyoh discussed alternative solutions of combating the extreme poverty in the region and related high migration rates: development of regional production and creating facilities for local tourism.

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FIXKAIROUAN TUN: Civil e-monitoring – A way to community empowerment using modern Internet tools

In frame of the project implemented in the city of Kairouan in Tunisia by Press Club Foundation and financed by polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs as part of ‘Support for Democracy 2013’ programme a website based on Fix-my-street formula was created as an interactive map that allows the users to mark detected in your neighbourhood problems of public space that needed to be fixed – holes in the road, demolished buildings, garbage, etc.

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