The project “CSOs for Making Local Democracy Work” is designed as a set of measures to empower civil society to be credible, accountable and independent stakeholder in the
EU accession processes. The three-year project is expected to develop actions to encourage networking and exchange of best practices between civil society organizations and local
This project is financially supported by the European Union through the IPA Civil Society Facility and Media Programme 2015 – Support to Civil Society Organizations under the Civil
Society Facility Action 2015. The overall goal of the initiative is to strengthen the role of local civil society organizations to effectively contribute to public policy making on local level.
The specific goals of the project are:
- To create conditions for civil society organizations more enabling legal and financial environment on local level;
- To establish and develop sustainable mechanism for partnership building and cooperation between the civil society and the local public authorities;
- To develop local capacities of civil society organizations in order to become relevant stakeholder in civil dialogue and public policy making on local level;
- To encourage best practice exchange, networking and partnership at national, regional and European level.
Criteria and qualifications
The international experts, need to fulfil the following academic and professional criteria:
- At least University Education (preferable social, political science, or with similar education background to the research topic). The higher education will be considered
as an asset.
-At least 10 years of professional experience in the field of local democracy, civil society development, local government system and substantial expertise in EU
integration processes, EU standards on local self-government and participatory democracy;
-At least 5 years of working experience as expert;
-Experience in similar publications, research analyses, reports etc. at lease 2 (two);
-Certificates of diplomas similar to the research topic will be considered as an asset;
-Extensive knowledge of the topic of local governance in the Balkans and EU.
- Excellent knowledge of English language. Knowledge of one language from the
Balkan region (Macedonian, Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian) will be considered as an asset
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