ABOUT THE PROJECT
Regional project "Sustainable agriculture for sustainable Balkans: Strengthening advocacy capacities of CSOs and developing policies in the Western Balkans" is aimed at strengthening the capacities of civil society organizations for public advocacy and developing regional policies in the field of sustainable agriculture, protection of biodiversity and animal welfare in the area of the Western Balkans.
WE ACHIEVE THIS THROUGH:
- 1) Strengthening civil society organizations for advocacy through a special Grant & Training Programme aimed at delivering training for civil society organizations in the field of organizational development and advocacy, providing coaching support to organizations in order to develop advocacy projects in the field of sustainable agriculture and financing the best projects.
- 2) Drafting a regional policy framework on the protection of biodiversity and animal welfare in agriculture in the Western Balkans. This task is carried out by the Regional Work Platform which unites state bodies, the civil sector and the scientific community.
- 3) Informing and involving the public by organizing training for media representatives and developing educational materials on the socio-economic benefits of sustainable agriculture, protection of biodiversity and animal welfare
In addition, through this project, two important researches on the capacities of CSOs or public attitudes on the civil sector in the field of agriculture and environmental protection in the territory of the Western Balkans are carried out.