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 Eastern Partnership countries

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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Agri-Edu Startup Boost: Agri School Students Startups for Rural Innovations (V4+UA+MD+GE)

Project launched in August 2017 and financed by the International Visegrad Fund aims at supporting transformation of agricultural and rural development oriented secondary schools, colleges and vocational training institutions in three Eastern Partnership AA-EU signatories – Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia, toward cross-cutting, proactive, modular and project approach learning formula, further stimulating co-operation with agro-business, drawing on respective Visegrad countries and the EU lessons learned.

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MED DEMOS/PACE LAB Universal Design in Action/ LAB: Young Architects and Designers for a truly inclusive public space

Project responds to the needs of civil society, NGOs, cultural and social institutions focusing on marginalized groups (people with disabilities, seniors, mothers and kids) in Kairouan, Tunisia, to ensure equal access to public space, foster social inclusion and boost public participation of the vulnerable social groups by creating sustainable links between artistic and social focused actors on local level, engaging young architects in practical artistic mission with social objectives.

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Moldavian Culinary Routes PART III: Model consolidation and multiplication. Advocacy, promotion and investments for complete, integrated rural tourism product

‘Moldavian Culinary Routes: Model consolidation and multiplication. Advocacy, promotion and investments for complete, integrated rural tourism product. Certification of food processing for micro-entrepreneurs’ is a project supported by Polish Aid Program (Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland) and implemented in 2017 in Câlârași and Purcari regions in Moldova.

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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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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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UNIVERSAL DESIGN PRAXIS: Empowering Disadvantaged Groups – Charrette, Live LAB & Investments

In 2016 Kairouan Community in cooperation with the Development Policy Foundation launched new project supported by the National Endowment for Democracy,  with the aim of encouraging disadvantaged social groups to collaborate with civil society organizations and participate in local decision-making processes to advocate for improved access to public spaces. Project engages these groups in dialogue in order to tackle social prejudices and taboos.

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BY Rural Boost: Boosting Rural Entrepreneurship in Belarus via Establishment & Running of Komarovo Rural Business Incubator

Main objective of the project supported by EuropeAid and USAID, being currently implemented in Komarovo region is to boost development of a genuine private sector in the rural areas of Belarus by creating and running the pilot Rural Business Incubator. Project aims to improve access to financing for newly created rural micro-enterprises, expand private employment and independent income generation in rural areas of Belarus as well as to generally bolster the entrepreneurial spirit.

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Moldovian Culinary Routes PART II: Micro­investments, promotion, registration

Further organizational and legal support for producers registering regional products as Geographic Indicators and extension of tourism and regional processing capacity in Câlârași region were the main objectives of the project supported by the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs under the Polish Development Aid 2016 ‘Moldovian Culinary Routes: micro­investments, promotion, registration’, which was implemented by the Development Policy Foundation as a continuation of the action launched in 2015.

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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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FUNDRAISING ACADEMY: Rural NGO Support Center in Kakheti

The main objective of the project implemented in Georgia by the Development Policy Foundation in cooperation with the Information Technology Center E-Misja was to support the development of civil society in rural areas of Kakheti region by strengthening the capacity of local NGOs, raising their competence in project design and management as well as reaching out to and engaging young people in work for communities they represent. The project was co-financed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Poland.

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BALT RURAL BOOST: Establishment and triggering of Baltic Rural Eco-Social Entrepreneurship Network

Project implemented by Tullstorpsån Ekonomisk Förening and supported by the Svenska institutet sought stimulating eco-social entrepreneurship in rural areas of Sweden, Poland, Ukraine, Belarus and Estonia as well as creating and nourishing lasting and sustainable cooperation network of NGOs in the targeted Baltic Sea and EaP region.

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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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Trans-border cooperation for biodiversity and sustainable development of environmentally sensitive and protected areas

The joint Estonian-Polish-Belarusian project aimed to pool and share know-how and the respective best practices in the following areas of biodiversity protection and sustainable development entailing peculiarities of rural tourism development on environmentally sensitive and protected areas, emphasizing on cross birder cooperation (CBC) environmental spots and Natura 2000 Network.

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SO EAS+Y: Varketili Urban Action LAB – Joint Community Action for the multi-ethnic suburbs of Tbilisi

A modern, ecological playground was created in the multi-ethnic and culturally diverse suburbs of Tbilisi as a direct result of an extensive, model consultation process. The concept of the project was elaborated and implemented by Development Policy Foundation to not only test but also to demonstrate the value & practical meaning of most innovative methods of public consultations in the specific situation of the multicultural neighborhoods.

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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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Rural NANO PWDs SOC Entrepreneurship Support Programme: CSOs & State PWDs Care

A Belarusian NGO active in the countryside: the Centre of Development of Rural Entrepreneurship ‘Komarovo’ has signed an agreement with the Psycho-Neurological Centre called the Boarding House Dom-Internat at Svir. This model solution allows taking effective actions for disabled people and the mentally ill. The therapeutic equipment also arrived to Svir, which will make it easier to carry out a therapy and will ensure that this project is long lasting.

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Black Sea Regional Development Network: Transfer of Visegrad Experience in Regional Development to Black Sea EaP countries

The BRD-NET project’s aim was to strengthen the capacity of Ukrainian local NGOs and experts, boost their ability to attract EU expertise and funding for regional development, as well as to improve synergies between the third sector’s and local governments’ initiatives in the Black Sea Eastern Partnership countries by tapping into the experience of the Visegrad countries.

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MINORITIES INCLUSION LAB: Integration of national and ethnic minorities

The project implemented in 2016 in cooperation with Cieszanów Municipality aimed to enable local communities to test public innovative project based methods of civil engagement in Moldova, Ukraine and Georgia thus getting excluded national and ethnic minorities involved in actions for the sake of integration of national and ethnic minorities and promoting Local Authorities and Civic Societies Organizations cooperation.

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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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New educational programmes for Iskhashimi School of Volunteers – An avenue to boost Gulu Gyoh NGO support to heritage based sustainable regional development

Project implemented in 2015 with the goal of providing comprehensive institutional support – training and equipment to the Tajik NGO ‘Gulu Gyoh’, as well as to involve volunteers in its activities.

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SO EAS+Y: Life Design Lab – Young PL & BY Architects for Revitalization of Chominski’s Manor House in Komarovo

Project’s goal was to present NGOs in Belarus with architectural workshops as an interesting, effective and socially engaging method of work, one inviting everyone concerned with the infrastructure issues both in the cities and rural areas to discussion about shared public space.

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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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Innovative tools for supporting international cooperation of Rural Municipalities of Podlaskie Province in the Baltic Sea & EaP region

Representatives of the Association of Rural Municipalities of Podlaskie Province and supporting them NGOs talked about the needs and proper assistance to the Eastern Partnership countries (Belarus, Georgia, Moldova or Ukraine) in the face of their changing political and economic situation.

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The best Polish experience in supporting local entrepreneurship and micro-enterprise associations

The strategic goal of the project was to support the development of entrepreneurship in the Belarusian countryside, as well as to build a civil society in Belarus by involving local entrepreneurs in socially valuable initiatives and creating conditions conducive to establish an association of local business leaders.

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Innovatory Approaches to Mentally Disabled Rehabilitation: Fundraising models and Internship Programme for Therapy Instructors

Transferring knowledge of modern rehabilitation methods for the benefit of mentally disabled residents of social care institution in Svir followed by the development of the most suitable for the institution therapy models were the main goals of the project implemented in 2012.

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Good Governance within local authority as a mean to bolster the local entrepreneurship: Polish Good Practices for Belarus

Objective of the project implemented in 2010 by the Zawady Municipality in cooperation with the Development Policy Foundation was to improve communication between entrepreneurs and the local authorities in the area of the city of Vysokoye in Belarus and to demonstrate on the basis of the best Polish practices how good governance translates into investment policy and promotion of the region.

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