CERANEO signed a contract for the project “Strengthening the capacity of civil society organizations in the implementation of the European Pillar of social rights in Croatia” as part of the call for medium-sized projects in 2021 of the Fund for Active Citizenship in Croatia.
Information about the project:
Name of the project: “Strengthening the capacity of civil society organizations in the implementation of the European level of social rights in Croatia”
Project implementation period: September 1, 2022 – November 30, 2023.
Project coordinator: CERANEO – Center for the Development of Non-Profit Organizations
Association “MI” – Split
Sisak Local Democracy Agency
ZAGOR network of associations
Croatian network for the homeless
Norwegian Social Research (NOVA), Oslo Metropolitan University
Financing: Project benefits from a grant under the Active Citizens Fund from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway, though the EEA Grants.
Objectives of the project:
General objective: Strengthening advocacy capacities of CSOs and the other stakeholders for monitoring and implementation of the European Pillar of Social Rights (EPSR) at the national and local level
1- influencing the adoption and implementation of evidence-based policy considering EPSR areas at the national level
2- strengthening the capacity of key stakeholders to advocate for and influence policies in the EPSR area on local level
3- advocating for the rights of vulnerable groups according to the priorities of the EPSR Action Plan
The main activities of the project are:
1-development of a methodology for monitoring the European Pillar of Social Rights
2- analysis of relevant EU and national social policies, regulations and practice
3- conducting empirical research with the aim of gaining insight into the perception of key stakeholders in the field of EPSR
4-regional education of interested stakeholders and partners
5-providing support to partner organizations for creating analyzes and monitoring the impact of EPSR policies at the local level
6-creation of a manual for the social integration of vulnerable groups living in housing exclusion with special emphasis on the housing of vulnerable groups (19th pillar EPSR)
7-organization of a panel discussion that will problematize housing issues with a special emphasis on the housing of vulnerable groups (19th pillar of the EPSR)
8- organization of the final conference
With this project, the joint efforts of project partners and all involved stakeholders create prerequisites for improving the quality of life in local communities and in the wider area of the Republic of Croatia.
“Strengthening the capacity of civil society organizations in the implementation of the European Pillar of Social Rights in Croatia” project benefits from a 89,258.86 EUR grant under the Active Citizens Fund from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway, through EEA Grant.