Civil Society Support Facility – Constituency Building

Progetto concluso

The overall objective of the Civil Society Support Facility – Constituency Building project is to contribute to enhanced engagement of CSOs with their constituents and to joint agenda setting to promote  positive social change in Macedonia. Through enhanced levels of organisation and legitimacy CSOs will be enabled to promote good governance at national level and improve accountability of the state towards citizens – elements which are crucial to building a more transparent and democratic society.

Paese/Regione Tema Periodo Budget
Macedonia
Governance
Stato di diritto - democrazia - diritti dell'uomo
Decentralizzazione
15.09.2014 - 31.12.2018
CHF  7’816’000
Contesto

Advancing democracy and raising governance standards remain key transition elements for Macedonia. Challenges remain in the separation of powers between the legislature, the executive, and the judiciary, the performance of all state bodies, the independence of the media, and the fight against corruption. Since the start of Worldwide Governance Indicators (WGI) in 2002, Macedonia booked regress on one indicator, i.e. voice and accountability. This is the WGI indicator that is the most relevant to the civil society (CS) as it measures the levels of fundamental freedom of association and civic participation.

Obiettivi

The overall objective of the fourth phase of the Civil Society Support Facility (called Civica Mobilitas) is the following: Social Change in Macedonia, including better cooperation among CSOs and between CSOs and the authorities reflects the expectations, problems, needs and priorities of the citizens.

Gruppi target

Target group of the programme are Civil Society Organizations in Macedonia and diaspora organizations from Macedonia in Switzerland. Media organizations and media outlets will also be included in the programme.

Effetti a medio termine

There are 5 main outcomes: 1) CSOs, other CS actors and their constituencies better express their ideas; agree on joint causes for social change and on joint actions promoting these causes; 2) CSOs, other CS actors and their constituencies have and practice attitudes, beliefs and values that are compatible with good governance, decentralisation and (positive) social change; 3) CSOs, other CS actors and their constituencies engage in social action and better involve “old” and “new” state and non‐state actors in it, with emphasis on citizens in roles such as members, volunteers, participants, donators and supporters; 4) Enhanced level of organization of a “critical mass” of 100 relevant and sustainable CSOs at country level, in all eight regions, and in at least 5 societal sectors; 5) A “critical mass” of 100 CSOs and their constituencies successfully promote social change at country level, in all eight regions, and in at least 5 societal sectors.

Risultati

Risultati fasi precedenti:  

Since its creation in 2009, Civica Mobilitas has contributed to the institutional strengthening of CSOs and their influence on policy making and implementation in selected fields of reform.

The main result of Civica Mobilitas reached through its grantees’ activities is the increased acknowledgment of CSOs as a reliable counterpart to the local government in policy making and in overseeing the work of the municipal authorities. For example, upon the initiative of one grantee the EU now requires the “Improvement of transparency of public procurement” as a precondition for EU accession.

 


Direzione/Ufficio responsabile DSC
Credito Cooperazione con l'Europa dell'Est
Partner del progetto Partner contrattuale
ONG internazionale o straniera
Economia privata
  • Other international or foreign NGO North
  • Settore privato straniero Nord


Budget Fase in corso Budget Svizzera CHF    7’816’000 Budget svizzero attualmente già speso CHF    7’815’962
Fasi del progetto Fase 5 01.01.2019 - 31.12.2022   (Fase in corso)

Fase 4 15.09.2014 - 31.12.2018   (Completed)

Fase 3 01.08.2012 - 30.06.2014   (Completed)