Monday, 23 June 2014

Lithuanian NGO Umbrella Focuses on Capacity Building for Members and Reflects Upon 10 Years in the EU

Summer began very actively in Lithuania with a sequence of events in the field of development cooperation and education. On June 11th 2014 Association LITDEA hosted an international conference ,,10 Years in the European Union: Lithuania‘s Development Cooperation Progress, Challenges and Prospects“ aimed to review the Lithuania‘s development cooperation over the decade and discuss what kind of development cooperation policy Lithuania needs today. Mirjam Sutrop of TRIALOG gave an input on "The experience in development cooperation of NGOs of EU13 countries". For more information please visit this website.

On 17th June the NGDO platform organized a training for multipliers on the Post-2015 Agenda, which took place in Vilnius. It was run by Gerard Vives, Beyond 2015 European Coordinator. The training covered the topics Post-2015 Process - Events, Institutions, People, and Actions; Beyond 2015 Campaign; and opportunities for civil society engagement. There was a lively debate during all the presentations. The excercise on influencing the government representatives at the end of the training provided and interesting and useful experience on how to truely influence the decision makers.

On June 18-19th the NGDO platform organized a training on how to develop a funding application for EuropeAid. The event took place in Vilnius and was run by María- José Pérez. The training was intended for representatives who do not have (much) experience in the preparation of EuropeAid project applications, who want to improve their skills and learn the secrets of successful applications. The participants had the chance to learn how to develop a good logframe, design methodology, budget and other important aspects necessary to know in preparing successful applications.

On July 8-9th Association LITDEA will be organizing a training on AidWatch report preparation in Kaunas. Association LITDEA is kindly inviting all interested activists from non-governemental sector who are willing to familiarize themselves with the AidWatch report and its implementation process, to increase their already existing knowledge about the ODA monitoring process, to get practical advice from experts in the field, to share their experiences, challenges and solutions, and to identify opportunities for regional cooperation. The training will be leaded by Ms. Amy Dodd, Chair of Concord AidWatch. You can find more information in the draft agenda.

The trainings are implemented with the assistance of the European Union through TRIALOG.

Information provided by Agne Baleisyte, Lithuanian Umbrella

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