TRIALOG: Strengthening CSOs in EU12/AC for active engagement in Global Development
TRIALOG 2000-2012 Trialogue between: WEST EU15 EAST EU12/AC SOUTH Developing Countries
Overall objective • Deeper awareness and stronger involvement of CSOs from EU12 and AC in global learning and in efforts towards global poverty eradication. Specificobjective • strengthened and empowered national platforms and their members for their effective engagement in global development education and raising public awareness.
DEAR in EU12 General situation: • Low public awareness on development issues • Little funding available for DEAR activities • Onlystarting multi-stakeholderprocesses • Responsibilityfor DEAR not clearlydefined (MFA, MoE, agency, teachers/schools etc.) • DEAR workinggroups in all national CSO platforms • Increasingcommunicationwithstaterepresentatives (ministries, EU parlamentarians etc.)
National DEAR/GE strategies • Czech Republic signed its National Strategy for Global Development Education 2011-2015 in 2011. • In May 2011 the Polish national platform signed an Agreement on Global Education with the MFA and the MoE (joint product in the frame of multi-stakeholder process). • In Slovakia, the National Global Education Strategy for 2012 - 2016 was also agreed in a multi-stakeholder process.
CZNational Strategy for Global Development Education 2011-2015 • Making global development education an integral part of formal education at all levels; • Boosting the importance of global development education in informal education, while also supporting awareness-raising activities aimed at the public and media; • Developing global development education cooperation and partnership with all relevant stakeholders; • Ensuring long-term financing for quality global development education programs; • Systematically increasing the quality and effectiveness of global development education programs.
DEAR national funding in EU12 (2008) Source: DE Watch
EC funding for DEAR • NSA/LA programme: ~30 Mio €/yearfor DEAR • 20% preferablyallocatedto EU12 leadapplicants • EC co-fundingupto 90% ofthebudgetfor EU12 leadapplicants • Partnershipswith EU12 CSOs areencouraged
TRIALOG support • DEAR partnership fair • Partner search support • Training on EC proposal writing, PCM, contract management etc. • Information on funding opportunities • Advocacy for special EU12 conditions • Advocacy support for national co-funding to EC projects • …..