HOW CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANISATIONS DRIVE CHANGE IN ARMENIA, GEORGIA, AND MOLDOVAPublished: Dec 21, 2022 Reading time: 2 minutes
While they emerge and grow in a politically and economically diverse region, civil societies of Moldova, Georgia and Armenia have much in common. They play a crucial role in civic engagement and participatory democracy, pointing out and addressing the priorities and needs of the people in these countries. With funding from the EU, People in Need (PIN) realised a project supporting newly created civil society organisations (CSOs), civic initiatives, and social and cultural movements in their role as trusted actors advancing the democratic process in their countries.
The project called “Civil Society Actors as Drivers of Change in South Caucasus and Moldova” supported a diverse range of emerging civic actors in developing their potential to engage and empower communities, build expertise, run campaigns and advocate for systemic change in areas of human rights, community development, youth engagement and education, environmental protection, gender equality and many others.
“Through this project, we have discovered dedicated and creative local activists and initiatives who, instead of waiting for the change to happen by itself, are taking the role of changemakers in their communities,” says Elena Terzi, PIN’s Regional Coordinator for the project.
We are proud to be able to share some of their stories and journeys as organisations and changemakers:
People in Need supports newly established civil society organisations, grassroots groups, and other civic initiatives in EP+ countries.
This material was produced with the financial support of the European Union. Its content represents the sole responsibility of the "Civil society actors as drivers of change in South Caucasus and Moldova" project, financed by the European Union. The content of the material belongs to the authors and does not necessarily reflect the vision of the EU.
About the project
'Drivers of Change' is a regional project involving several countries from the South Caucasus (Armenia, Georgia) and the Republic of Moldova, united by the common aim of supporting newly established civil society organisations, grassroots organisations, civic initiatives, and social and cultural movements in order to strengthen their role as trusted actors advancing the democratisation process.