STRENGHTENING THE ORGANIZATIONAL CAPACITY OF THE CIVIL SOCIETY IN ROMANIA AND BULGARIA

The purpose of the project is to improve the quality and accessibility of social services provided by NGOs in Romania and Bulgaria by organizing trining courses for organizations selected from the 2 countries. The courses were divided into two: an initiation course organizaed in July 2006 in Silistra, Bulgaria and an advanced course to be organized in December in Bucharest, Romania. These courses consis of topics like: project management, communication and PR, lobby and advocacy techniques, fundraising. Additionally, topics like organizational structure, networking, human resources management and recruitment, etc will be discussed. 

          OBJECTIVES:
 
► 1. To strengthen the role of the civil society in Bulgaria and Romania in optimizing the social environment by stimulating new types of cooperation. 

► 2. To increase the abilities of the representatives of the civil society in attracting funds and improving their communication with the public, with funders, politicians, administration and last, but not least, their own ?clients



          ACHIEVEMENTS:
 
► Participation of RPWA to the initiation course in July 2006, Silistra, Bulgaria. 

►New partnerships signed with Romanian and Bulgarian organizations 

► Improved information and networking activities.