Volyn Regional CSO “Volyn Institute of Right”


Key activities:

1. Assistance to institutional development of civil society organizations of Volyn;
2. Support of territorial communities in strategic planning process;
3. Influence on the local policy formation to approve the principles of transparency, openness, accountability and civic participation;
4. Democracy and human rights;
5. Advocacy.

Projects:

✔ The project “Assistance in realization of the Golobska community development strategy using civic participation tools” (The International Renaissance Foundation);
✔ The project “Implementation of efficient forums for the communication between the authorities and the community” (“U-LEAD with Europe” programme);
✔ The project “Organization of civic activities events in the framework of the project “uCRAZYans”, Lutsk” (“Promotion of civic activity” programme “Join us!” that is financed by the USA Agency for International Development (USAID) and is realized by Pact in Ukraine);
✔ The project “Youth in action” (Education, Science and Youth Department of Volyn Regional State Administration).


Participation in the partners’ projects:

✔ The project "Open Government Partnership"– steps towards cooperation” in the context of the «Enhanced Public Sector Transparency and Integrity” project (UNDP).

Actions and main achievements:

✔ The organizational level of the Volyn NGOs has been increased through having carried out three workshops, namely “Project Management in CSO”, “Civil organizations’ PR- activity”, “Fundraising in a civil organization’s activity”. About 50 NGO representatives participated in the workshops.
✔ The activity directed to develop networking between civil society institutions of Volyn that started due to the informal meeting of the Volyn CSOs leaders (29 organizations- participants) and due to the open space “Local changes: what can we do together?” (30 organizations-participants).
✔ The information of the initiative "Open Government Partnership" – Action Plan for 2018- 2020” was distributed through public informal meetings with the civil society leaders.
✔ The project “I have a right” was popularized among the housing cooperatives of the Volyn Region (in partnership with the Department of Justice).
✔ The support in implementation of the educational and medical reforms in the united territorial communities of the Volyn Region with the use of civic participation tools.
✔ Education of the inhabitants of the united territorial communities of the Volyn Region concerning using civic participation tools through carrying out the workshop sessions “Find your tool”.
✔ The programme for local initiatives support was implemented in the Ustyluzka Community. This programme is one of the most efficient tool for involving inhabitants in solving local problems.
✔ 24 non-governmental organizations have been involved in conducting the events within the framework of the festival “uCRAZYans” that helped to build communication between the inhabitants and the civil society institutions, increase the inhabitants’ activity and start the cooperation between civil organizations from Kyiv, Rivne, Lutsk and small towns of the Volyn Region (Novovolynsk and the village of Goloba (Golobska UTC)). The representatives of the NGOs had an opportunity to make an acquaintance, exchange the experience, discuss common problems and build the partnership.
✔ The role and participation of the youth in the Volyn UTCs development processes have been strengthened through carrying out the trainings “My rights and duties in the community I live in” (over 300 participants).
✔ The study guide “Working out the territorial community strategy using civic participation tools. The Volyn UTCs’ practices” has been elaborated.

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