Civil Society Support Program 2011-2012
CSSP will focus on civil society strengthening, civil integration, peace-building and EU and regional integration, contemporary arts support (launched in 2010) and on a new priority - youth engagement.
The program will strengthen civil society through building NGO capacities to diversify funding; foster building local habits of corporate philanthropy and volunteerism; support NGOs in developing stronger ties with their constituency and advocating for common cause.
CSSP will promote peace-building initiatives in the context of European and regional integration, and will continue supporting feedback mechanisms with the focus on EaP and ENP.
To promote civil integration, the program will assist in articulating and advocating the interests of ethnic minorities and underprivileged groups; building trust between diverse groups of people; facilitating dialogue of emerging civil society actors with public authorities.
The program will assist youth in becoming responsible citizens through provision of civic education and the vision of what their country can achieve, as well as opportunities to make positive changes. Particular attention will be paid to young people with fewer opportunities to improve their access and engagement.
Goal 1: To strengthen financial and institutional sustainability of Georgian civil society organizations
1. Improve CSO financial management and fund-raising skills;
Goal 2:To increase youth engagement in democratic processes
1. Youth exhibiting more tolerance towards different ethnic, religious, minority or political groups;
Goal 3: To Increase participation of ethnic minorities and of marginalized and vulnerable groups in public life
Goal 4: To strengthen CSOs engagement in peace-building initiatives and European and regional integration
1. Strengthen peace-building initiatives in the context of Georgia's European integration (with special focus on ENP and EaP);