On 19 April, the European Union and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) launched a new three-year project to support a modern, innovation-driven and sustainable civil society in Azerbaijan. EU funding of €3 million will help increase civil society organisations’ (CSOs) capacities to engage in policy-making processes, local development, and social innovation.
“The EU experience shows that building modern society succeeds only when fully supporting the development of the human capital, enabling civil society through social entrepreneurship and encouraging civil initiatives,” said EU Ambassador to Azerbaijan Kestutis Jankauskas during the online launch event, which brought together over 50 local CSOs, social enterprises and active community groups.
Over the coming months, the project will help organise tailor-made and diversified training programmes for CSOs, and small grant schemes.
This project is fully funded by the EU and will continue until 2023.
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