Getting Engaged in Lviv: CSO members work on communication and funding strategies

Karol Mojkowski and participants


From 1–4 February 2016, the last of three challenging workshops on the role of Civil Society Organisations(CSO) in the EU-Ukraine associ­ation process was concluded in Lviv. The workshop tackled the topics “Commu­ni­cation”, “Project Cycle Management” and “Fundraising”.

Karol Mojkowski, Watchdog Poland, presented various commu­ni­cation models to the group. After a vivid discussion about the goals and means of CSO commu­ni­cation, Karol demon­strated how to create a persona in order to properly define target groups. Finally, the partic­i­pants developed their own commu­ni­cation strategies.

Constanze Aka, IEP, and Vladimir Pavlović, Belgrade Open School, intro­duced the topics “Project Cycle Management” as well as “Fundraising and EU Funding Programs”. The group took a closer look at EU funding oppor­tu­nities and require­ments. Vladimir shared his vast experience in this field and gave a great number of important tips to the partic­i­pants.

This workshop concluded the first training cycle within the Civic School for Sound EU Practice. The objective to enable CSO members to effec­tively engage in the EU-Ukraine associ­ation process was achieved. Indeed, many project ideas are on their way. IEP wishes good luck and a lot of success!

The project is supported by the German Federal Foreign Office.