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CSOs and participation: Lobbying, Advocacy and Policy Influencing

Course Description

This e-learning course provides support to CSOs on how effectively influence the decision-making process at local, national and international level. It also allows participants to better understand the importance of the involvement of citizens in the decision-making process, in order to set policy goals and priorities more linked with the people’s needs. During the course, participants learn how the CSOs can analyse specific national issues, spread information and change the way in which public affairs are managed. Finally, this e-learning course focuses on different kind of activities to be done and tools that can be used in order to bring the government closer to the people.

Specific Objective

Improve knowledge of CSOs and active citizens about the different activities to be implemented in order to effectively influence the decision making process.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, participants will:

  • improve understanding of the role and functioning of CSOs in promoting citizens participation and influencing the decision making process;
  • be able to identify the main categories of activity that could be implemented by the CSOs and how citizens could be engaged;
  • gain knowledge of the different activities that could be implemented by analysing some practical examples;
  • enhance skills in preparing and in taking part to relevant activities that could influence the decision making process.

Course Modules

Module 1. How CSOs can influence the decision-making process 

Overview of the decision-making process and the important stages of the public policy cycle.

Module 2. CSOs advocacy and lobbying activities

Presentation of the different activities that CSOs can promote to influence the decision-making process. Participants will gain a practical knowledge on how to define their message, develop action plans, implement and monitor activities and much more.

Module 3. Opportunities

Proposals on how to participate in different initiatives and/or activities promoted by NGOs/CSOs/international Institutions and other organisations working in the international development field to effectively influence the decision-making process

Free e-learning course on how CSOs and citizens can effectively influence the decision-making process

Training Details

Target group and prerequisites

Key CSOs’ staff involved in advocacy and lobbying actions or people interested in effectively influence the public decision-making processes. The course is conceived for beginners and not suggested for advanced staff.

Number of participants

No limits

Duration

The course last approximately 3 hours and should be completed within 15 days

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Course Prices
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E-learning financed under the EU-funded project ENV.net

Event dates
TypeDateLocationTitleLanguageTarget GroupCostStatus
e-learningAlways openOn the WebCSOs and participation: lobbying, advocacy, policy influencingEnglishCSOs' stafffree of chargeCLOSED
e-learningMarch - December 2016On the WebCSOs and participation: lobbying, advocacy, policy influencingEnglishCSOs' stafffree of chargeCLOSED
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