The Clearing House team continues its series of regional trainings aimed at building capacity of local CSOs. A meeting “How to Develop and Implement a Successful Project” was held on 28 January 2014 in Brest bringing together organisations from Kobryn, Belaazerk, Malaryta, and other towns of the region.
It was clear from the very beginning that the number of applicants would exceed the amount of participants we were able to accommodate. In general, based on our experience up to date the greater demand for such services is observed in the Brest and Homel Regions, with the number of applicants twice surpassing the number of places available.
Altogether more than 30 CSO representatives from different organisations took part in the meeting. The hand-out materials prepared by local experts and the CH consultants will be also sent to those organisations whose applications we regrettable had to reject. The agenda of the event had been previously tested in Homel, Mahilioiu, and Hrodna, and adjusted with regards to the local needs and specifics.
One of the aims of such events is to help the smaller organisations from the regions to overcome psychological barriers that prevent them from participating in the Commission’s Calls for proposals. Additionally, such meetings facilitate establishing contacts between different CSOs, demonstrate the examples of successful project implementation from their region and offer counselling support of the professionally trained consultants.