Charitable Foundation “CENTRE FOR CIVIL INITIATIVES”


Key activities:

1. Assistance to CSOs sector development
2. Assistance to small territorial communities’ development
3. Cross border cooperation
4. Assistance to strengthening of transparence, openness and accountability of the authorities in Ukraine

Projects:

✔ “Establishment and institutional development of a network of civil organizations hubs” that was realized with the support of UNDP and Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark.
✔ The project “Towards Success Together!” that is realized in the framework of the programme “Promotion of civic activity” “Join us!” that is financed by the USA Agency for International Development (USAID) and is implemented in Ukraine by Pact;
✔ “Young Forest Rangers Clubs” supported by the US Forest Service;
✔ “Building cooperation between Ukraine and the Slovac Republic in the fields of culture and sports” that has been implemented in cooperation with the Perechyn Town Council within the framework of the Programme for local Carpathian communities’ initiatives support that is realized by the Association “EuroRegion Carpathians – Ukraine” and is funded with local budgets of Lviv, Zakarpattia, Ivano-Frankivsk, Chernivtsi Regions, Donbass Fuel-Energy Company and JSC “Morshynskyi mineral water bottling plant “Oskar”.


Participation in partners’ projects:

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


Analytical reports:

✔ Results of the investigation of organization development of CSOs that work in the united territorial communities of the Chernivtsi, Ivano-Frankivsk and Zakarpattia Regions.
✔ Analysis of implementation of the regional programme “Youth, family, demographic and gender policy implementation for 2015-2017”.

Actions:

✔ The series of trainings and open workshops concerning issues of CSOs organization development;
✔ Assessment of the organization development level of CSOs from UTC;
✔ The series of trainings in project writing and managing for CSOs and the local authorities’ representatives;
✔ The series of trainings in various subjects for the community activists;
✔ Practical training in organization development issues for CSOs representatives from the East and the South of Ukraine at the office of the organization;
✔ Webinars in CSOs organization development issues;
✔ Consulting CSOs and territorial communities’ representatives in various subjects;
✔ Funding local initiatives in UTCs the Chernivtsi, Ivano-Frankivsk and Zakarpattia Regions.


Main achievements:

✔ The Perechyn United Territorial Community Development Strategy has been worked out and adopted with the participation of the charitable foundation “Centre for Civil Initiatives”;
✔ Organizational capacity of 20 CSOs of Chernivtsi, Ivano-Frankivsk and Zakarpattia Regions has been improved;
✔ Participation and fruitful cooperation with the partners, namely the Civil Holding “Group of Influence” and NGO “Zakarpattia – Donbas”, facilitated the adoption of the appeal to the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine expressing support for draft law #6240 by the Uzhhorod City Council;
✔ The recommendations concerning the implementation of the initiative "Open Government Partnership" at the local level for the Ivano-Frankivsk and Zakarpattia Regions have been elaborated;
✔ The role and influence of the youth in development of united territorial communities has been increased through establishing of the youth councils;
✔ The NCSO network of the UTCs of Chernivtsi, Ivano-Frankivsk and Zakarpattia Regions has been established;
✔ 8 local initiatives have been supported and implemented in the territorial communities of the Chernivtsi, Ivano-Frankivsk and Zakarpattia Regions through the cooperation between the representatives of CSOs, community activists and representatives of the local authorities.

SUCCESS STORIES