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.
Improve knowledge of CSOs and active citizens about the different activities to be implemented in order to effectively influence the decision making process.
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.
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
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
E-learning financed under the EU-funded project ENV.net
|e-learning||Always open||On the Web||CSOs and participation: lobbying, advocacy, policy influencing||English||CSOs' staff||free of charge||CLOSED|
|e-learning||March - December 2016||On the Web||CSOs and participation: lobbying, advocacy, policy influencing||English||CSOs' staff||free of charge||CLOSED|