MINELRES: CfA: Policy Advocacy Program for Roma NGO Leaders in English

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Mon Sep 15 20:51:23 2008


Original sender: Isabela Mihalache <Imihalache@osieurope.org>


CfA: Policy Advocacy Program for Roma NGO Leaders in English

A joint initiative of the Roma Initiatives Office (RIO) and the Local
Government and Public Service Reform Initiative (LGI) of the Open
Society Institute (OSI)

Deadline for Applications: 1 October 2008
http://lgi.osi.hu/documents.php?id=2215

The Roma Initiatives Office (RIO) and the Local Government and Public
Service Reform Initiative (LGI) of the Open Society Institute (OSI) are
pleased to announce a new initiative targeting the development of policy
writing and advocacy skills of Roma NGOs, networks and experts in the
countries of the decade of Roma Inclusion. Building on the success of a
similar initiative which took place in 2007 for an international group
of Roma activists directly involved the decadewatch monitoring process,
this initiative aims to strengthen local Roma NGO networks by providing
training in advocacy and policy writing in local languages based on the
LGI's highly successful Policy Communication Training Program
(http://lgi.osi.hu/documents.php?m_id=184).

The programme consists of 2 training events and the supported production
of a policy brief to support the advocacy efforts of participants. It is
designed to be run over a 2 month period (See the short programme
description attached).

The programme is planned for the fall of 2008 and will take place in 5
decade countries: Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, and Slovakia.
This choice was based on a balance of need and the ability of LGI's team
to deliver in local languages.

In order to somewhat cover the need from the other participating
countries, a parallel programme in English will also be held.

This call is seeking applicants for the English-speaking element of the
capacity development programme. Further this programme seeks to include
those involved in working directly with Romani women and alumni of the
EC Internship programme of the Roma Participantion Programme (OSI).

Program applicants should be one or more of the following -

* Employed in NGOs which represent and/or provide services to Roma
populations in Hungary, Croatia, Bulgaria and the Czech Republic;
* Employed in NGOs which represent or provides services to Romani women;
* Alumni of the EC Internship programme of the Roma Participantion
Programme (OSI).

For more details, see and download the attached documents (Sidebar):
* Program Overview (.doc)
* Call for Applications (.doc)
* Application Form (.doc)

Applicants should be submitted by email to Imihalache@osieurope.org
before Wednesday, October 1st , 2008.

Contact:
Isabela Mihalache
Roma Initiatives Office
Open Society Institute - Budapest
Imihalache@osieurope.org

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