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Ensuring NGO advocacy at national level

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Source of Funding: EEA Financial Mechanism 2009-2014
Program: NGO Activity Support Measure (2009-2014)

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Participation of NGOs in the decision-making process is fragmented, while development of participatory democracy is impossible without financial and institutional support.
The project aims to ensure continuity of work of the Latvian Civic Alliance in the field of NGO advocacy in the decision making process at the national level in Latvia in order to ensure positive changes in the civic participation system.
Main project activities are to ensure continuous participation of Society’s experts in formal and informal meetings to promote NGO advocacy activities, to draft and submit opinions on legal acts, to provide free consultations about the work of NGOs, civic participation, cooperation and other topics, to provide current information about activities of the NGO sector and public administration in Latvia and abroad.
The main project target groups are NGO members and local residents.

Project results: Aim of the programme was to ensure CAL continuous advocacy work in the decision making process at the national level in Latvia in order to obtain changes in the system of civil participation. The project target group were NGOs (including 145 members of CAL) and more than 15,000 residents who have received information about the current events in the NGO sector electronically or personally.
The following activities have been carried out:
1. CAL experts' participation in 416 formal and informal meetings.
2. CAL gave 108 opinions, comments and suggestions of various draft laws and draft legal documentation projects. CAL opinion has been taken at various draft laws, such as the Law on Volunteering.
3. News pages "Nesēdi tumsā!" were regularly issued, 119 newsletters in total.
4. CAL provided in total 940 consultations about the activities of NGOs, civil participation, fundraising, cooperation etc.
5. Financial strategy of CAL was created. The strategy has made it possible to know the existing resources and to be effective at raising the necessary funding.
6. CAL developed and licensed a training course on "Advocacy organization management and action", which is designed for working in the NGO sector, strengthening the field's activities.
7. CAL led a publicity campaign for UN acknowledged World NGO day. There have been developed: infographics, video materials, as well the discussions were carried out.
The project target group was reached by CAL active publicity activities. CAL widely disseminated information including publicity materials about the significant role of EEA Financial Mechanism in Latvian non-governmental sector development.

Supported by the EEA Grants. Case number: LV03. Programme name: „NGO fund”

Project number: 2012.EEZ/DAP/MAC/029
Project approval date: 20.06.2013.
Project contract date: 16.08.2013.
Status of the project: Pabeigts
Name of Project Promoter: Civic Alliance Latvia
Type of Project Promoter: Association/Foundation
Name of project partner: Biedrība „Zemgales nevalstisko organizāciju atbalsta centrs”,Biedrība "Ziemeļkurzemes Nevalstisko organizāciju atbalsta centrs",Biedrība "Kurzemes NVO atbalsta centrs"
Project implementation region(s): Whole Latvia
Project duration, months: 30
Total eligible costs (Programme co-financing and Project Promoter’s contribution): 60000.01 EUR / 42 168.25 LVL;
Programme co-financing (EEA Grants – 95%): 51300.02 EUR / 36 053.86 LVL;
Programme co-financing (State budget – 5%): 2700.00 EUR / 1 897.57 LVL;
Project Promoter’s contribution: 5999.99 EUR / 4 216.82 LVL;
Legal address: Ģertrūdes iela 19/21-3, Rīga, LV-1011
Phone No.: 67846467
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