ORGANIZED TRAININGS FOR ADVOCACY AND LOBBING , STRUCTURAL DIALOGUE AND PREPARATION OF POSITION PAPER
The project "Advocacy of Civil Society Organizations
for active youth participation" Coalition of youth organizations SEGA in the period from 31.05.2018 until 06.03.2018 organized training on "Advocacy and Lobbying Training for Structured Dialogue and preparing Position Paper "In hotel Ambient in Struga.
The training was attended by 12 participants: representatives of the partner organizations of the project MIRR and LAG AGRO Leader from Krivogastani, two representatives from the municipality of Krivogastani and representatives of Coalition SEGA. The participants gained basic knowledge about the topics and will act to strengthen the dialogue between CSOs, youth and decision makers at local level.
The training used interactive methods, role plays, small group work, case studies and presentations through which the participants gained the skills and different techniques for practicing the acquired knowledge about lobbying and advocacy as well as Structured Dialogue.
Taking into account the existing capacities of the youth and the importance of the role of CSOs, it is necessary to provide additional support for them to get acquainted with the method of Structural Dialogue and its practical application, but also to develop their capacities for preparation of position papers.
The project is financed by the Small Grants Program of Preda Plus through the project "Improving the active involvement of Macedonian civil society organizations in the decision-making process through strengthening of newly established civil society organizations". The project is funded by the European Union. Reference: EuropeAid / 151569 / DD / ACT / MK.