SBPPF: Second Training on Public Policy, Advocacy and Policy Paper Writing in Tirana

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On the 6th of November, in cooperation with the Institute for Democracy and Mediation (IDM), BCSDN delivered the second training on Advocacy and Policy Paper Writing for selected grantees within the Slovak and Balkan Public Policy Fund (SBPPF). The training took place in Tirana and gathered 11 grantees from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro. The main objective of this training was to provide guidance and to better prepare the grantees on how to write analytical policy papers and plan a good advocacy strategy. At the end of the training, the grants contracts were signed with the grantees. The outcome of the selected projects are going to be policy papers which will help bring the EU membership debate into a broader point of view. Later, not only will they be used for communication with the wider public, but they will also be offered to national governments as well as the European Commission. These activities are financed by EU within the “IPA Civil Society Balkan Acquis – Strengthening the Advocacy and Monitoring Potential of CSOs” project and BTD. More information about SBPPF objectives, selected project information, etc. is available here.

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