Final preparations for the finalists

23 Aug 2021

A total of 16 CSOs’ representatives who secured a place in the final of the quiz of the Civil Society Resource Centre had the opportunity to further improve their knowledge during the training held on 19-20 August in Ohrid.

They went through five topics: Development of a project idea and preparation of a project application, Fundraising, Networking, partnerships and coalitions building, Good governance, transparency and accountability of CSOs, Visibility and communications of CSOs.

It was a real challenge for both the participants and the trainers to go through such extensive topics in such a short period of time. Therefore, the trainers took a completely different approach, adapted to the current need, i.e. the upcoming quiz. Each of the sessions started with a quiz on one of the topics. Participants individually or in pairs with a colleague from the organisation answered 10 questions, and then, the results were discussed in the whole group. Thus, the trainers had the opportunity through the presentation to focus more on the areas where clarification was needed. Depending on the length of the discussions, the participants had the opportunity to work in groups on assigned tasks.

The participants thought that the training helped them to clear up some of the dilemmas they had and they believe that they are now better prepared for the upcoming quiz.

The quiz is the final activity of the Capacity Building Program through which, since February 2018, more than 450 CSOs’ representatives have been trained. The finalists will compete on 25th August 2021 starting at 11 am at the Bellevue Hotel in Skopje, and the event will be broadcast on the FB page of the Civil Society Resource Centre. The three best organisations in the finals will receive financial support of 2,000 euros (for first prize) and 1,000 euros (for second and third prize) with which they will be able to implement their project idea with which they applied for the quiz.

The Civil Society Resource Centre is a project funded by the European Union, and implemented by the Macedonian Center for International Cooperation in partnership with Media Plus, Stip and the Association for Democratic Initiatives, Gostivar.

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