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Η ΑΚΤΗ στην Νορβηγία: Ταξίδια καινοτομίας για το μέλλον της ενεργού πολιτότητας (brief.com.cy)
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Once again, AKTI Project and Research Centre has transcended the borders of Cyprus, aiming to develop innovative tools to promote active engagement through its participation in a pioneering educational program held in Norway from November 22 to 25. The project, titled “Communication Tools for Effective Public Engagement and Advocacy,” is funded by the Active Citizens Fund Cyprus program and facilitated by the Norwegian non-profit media organization, Norsensus Mediaforum.
AKTI and Norsensus Mediaforum join forces for the second time, continuing their excellent collaboration that emerged from the AdvocaCY project: “Participate, Learn, Decide, Challenge: Strengthening Cypriot Civil Society for Sustainability, Advocacy, and Change!” Within the framework of the Advocacy project, a survey involving 65 Civil Society Organizations was conducted, revealing three key needs: strengthening the ability to approach and activate the public, improving the digital presence of CSOs, and adopting best practices for creating dynamic collaborations and networks.
The two organizations met this time in Norway with the common goal of jointly creating practical tools to address the aforementioned needs. AKTI’s team participated in hands-on training in Oslo, focusing on issues related to mapping and revising the real needs of the public, enhancing tools for a comprehensive communication strategy of CSOs, using of artificial intelligence for streamlining content ideation, and exploring innovative methods to enhance citizen participation. In addition to the planned activities, AKTI and Norsensus attended Oslo Recycling Week activities in Oslo and participated to gain diverse stimuli.
In the next stage, the two organizations will consolidate the knowledge gained in the program into a powerful knowledge transfer tool to be shared with other Cypriot CSOs, enabling them to confront the three critical problems identified during the AdvocaCY project research.
Active Citizens Fund
The Active Citizens Fund (ACF) in Cyprus is supported through a €1.5m grant from Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Norway under the EEA and Norway Grants 2014-2021, aiming to contribute to reducing economic and social disparities and strengthening bilateral relations and cooperation between the beneficiary states and the donor states. ACF Cyprus recognizes the fundamental role the civil society sector plays in ensuring democratic governance, human rights and social cohesion and focuses on the following two main objectives: strengthening civil society and active citizenship and empowering vulnerable groups in Cyprus.
The Fund Operator for the Active Citizens Fund in Cyprus is NGO Support Centre in consortium withGrantXpert Consulting.
For more information, visit www.activecitizensfund.cy