CSOs with strengthened project implementation capacities

15 Feb 2021

On February 8, 10 and 12, 2021, the Civil Society Resource Center successfully conducted advanced project management training. The training was attended by 21 representatives of civil society organisations, and it was held online on the ZOOM platform.

The training contributed to strengthening the capacity of civil society organisations to implement projects, emphasizing the specifics of managing EU-funded projects.

“During the training, we also talked about our communication approaches. The participants expressed the greatest interest in the topic of procurement according to EU requirements. “In general, I believe that the participants successfully assessed the areas of project management that require their future attention and investment and that some tools and practical tips distributed during the training will be effectively used in the future project management practice of CSOs,” said Andreja. Tonch, training lecturer and international expert.

The main message conveyed to the participants was the importance of investing resources in the development of internal management systems, especially for data and document management and strengthening the overall monitoring approach.

“Thanks to the Civil Society Resource Center for allowing me to participate in this project management training. On it I gained a lot of useful information that I have not had the opportunity to hear at any of the related trainings that I have attended so far. I am impressed by the knowledge and experience of the trainer Andrea Tonch for all areas of the problem that was the topic of the three-day training. I will apply the acquired knowledge in the practical work of our organisation and I will share it with my colleagues and our associates “, said the participant Dimitar Ilchov from the Association for Mental Health – Association Misla.

During the three-day training, the participants had the opportunity through a discussion, shared personal experiences, but also the experiences of the lecturer Tonch to upgrade their professional knowledge in this area.

Through the training evaluation questionnaire, the training was highly evaluated by the participants, according to which the procurement and monitoring section, as well as reporting on the implementation of the project, are of exceptional importance for further project management.

“The shared examples and experiences were very useful for me because I think they will improve my practical work in implementing projects in the organisation where I work. “The advice that was directly related to our country, as well as the general suggestions for this process expanded my knowledge,” said one of the participants.

The conducted project management training is part of the annual Capacity Building Program of the Civil Society Resource Center, a project funded by the European Union, and implemented by the Macedonian Center for International Cooperation (MCIC) in cooperation with Media Plus from Stip and the Association for Democratic initiatives, Gostivar.

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