This website groups basic information of 12 projects receiving funding from the European Union (EU) under the Instrument of Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA) call for proposals 129637 Socio-Economic Partnership Programme (SEP). These projects all aim to strengthen the role of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs).
This Call for Proposals forms part of the “Partnership Actions” of the IPA 2009 programme of the Civil Society Facility. This Facility aims to obtain a civil society friendly society, by strengthening CSOs by providing information and exchange opportunities via the People 2 People initiative and Technical Assistance to CSOs via TACSO as well.
The aim of this call is to strengthen the role of CSOs and to develop sustainable partnerships and networks between on the one hand CSOs, business, trade unions, other social partners and professional organisations in the Western Balkans and Turkey, and on the other their counterparts in the EU. The purpose is to promote a transfer of knowledge and experience and to strengthen civil society within a participative democracy and to stimulate a civil society-friendly 'environment' and culture.
In particular, this Call should favour the following aspects: