28.05.2021

Call for Participation: Training Programme for CSOs in the Western Balkans and Turkey: Mainstreaming Human Rights Based Approach (HRBA) and Gender Equality (Deadline: Monday, 7 June 2021)

EU TACSO 3 project is organizing an on-line training programme “Mainstreaming Human Rights Based Approach (HRBA) and Gender Equality” for the civil society organisations (CSOs) in the Western Balkans and Turkey (WBT) including regional/advanced and basic/country level training events that will take place during June and July 2021.

The training programme aims to provide theoretical and hands-on knowledge the different range of CSOs:

1) CSOs specialized in particular thematic areas (e.g., capacitated CSOs, national and regional networks, re-granting organisations, social service providers, capacity building providers etc.) on how to introduce and adopt the HRBA approach and gender equality in all aspects of it organizational work and activities;

2) CSOs having none or limited experience in HRBA and gender mainstreaming, such as local CSOs and grass-roots organizations or initiatives but also other interested CSOs.

The training will cover the key principles of HRBA and will build specific competences for mainstreaming HRBA and gender equality in the work of CSOs. The training will also include examples and best practices of applying HRBA. Specific training objectives are to:

  • Strengthen organisational development of CSOs to internalise an inclusive perspective and HRBA by taking into account the principle of intersectionality of rights;
  • Encourage adoption of rights-based perspective and gender equality in all CSOs’ activities, in particular humanitarian aid, charity/giving-based activities, service provision in emergency response etc.;
  • Contribute to monitoring activities of human rights CSOs by providing pragmatic support and guidance on main principles and standards of HRBA.

Please see the detailed programme description and apply for the appropriate session based on your level of experience in applying HRBA and gender equality principles in the work of your organization, location and preferred language. Every organization is eligible to apply only for one session.

The training programme consists of:

1.Three half-day regional advanced training that will take place on 14, 15 and 16 June 2021:

  • Organized in English language;
  • Covering key principles of HRBA and in building specific competences for mainstreaming HRBA and gender equality in the work of CSOs. The training will also include examples and best practices of applying HRBA;
  • Dedicated to CSOs who are specialized in particular thematic areas (e.g. capacitated CSOs, national and regional networks, re-granting organisations, social service providers, capacity building providers etc.).

Mentoring support will be available until the 30 June 2021 and will include expert support to practical work of participants of regional advanced training, to practice the gained competences and receive feedback on possible improvements for future work. Expert will be available to the participating organizations by provision of comments and suggestions on how to mainstream HRBA and gender equality in their organizational structure, documents and processes.

In order to ensure effective training with in-depth approach and practical exercises, the number of selected CSO networks and re-granting organisations, social service providers or capacity building providers for the regional training will be limited (up to approximately 20 networks/organisations).

Each CSO network or organisation can apply to attend the training with up to two representatives to attend the regional training. It is expected that proposed participants are working directly on tasks contributing to introduction and adoption of the new approaches in organisational culture and/or provision of services to target groups. The selection will be made by EU TACSO 3 based on the following criteria:

  • Organization demonstrates motivation to increase the knowledge and skills in mainstreaming HRBA and gender equality;
  • Organisation clearly demonstrates the need and readiness to introduce and adopt new approaches in organisational culture and/or provision of services to target groups;
  • Proposed participants/representative of the organization is directly involved in the activities contributing to creation and introduction of internal policies and procedures and adoption of the new approaches in organisational culture and/or their application in the provision of services to target groups.

The regional training event will include up to 40 representatives of regional/national CSO networks and re-granting/social service provider/capacity building organisations.

Interested CSOs who are specialized in particular thematic areas (capacitated CSOs, national and regional networks, re-granting organisations, social service providers, capacity building providers etc.) should apply by filling-in and submitting the Application form by Monday, 7 June 2021.

2. Two half-day basic level on-line training events in local languages

  • Organised in local languages of the Western Balkans and Turkey;
  • Covering the key principles of HRBA, mainstreaming of HRBA and gender equality in the work of CSOs and strengthening the safeguarding role of CSOs in state of emergencies;
  • Dedicated to CSOs with none or limited experience in HRBA, such as local CSOs and grass-roots organizations and initiatives, but also other interested CSOs.

Basic level training events will be organised as per below plan:

  • 21 and 22 June, training event in Macedonian language: Deadline for application, Monday, 7 June;
  • 23 and 24 June, training event in Bosnian/Montenegrin/Serbian language: Deadline for application, Monday, 7 June;
  • 28 and 29 June, training event in Albanian language: Deadline for application, Monday, 7 June;
  • 30 June and 1 July, training event in Bosnian/Montenegrin/Serbian language: Deadline for application, Monday, 7 June;
  • 5 and 7 July, training event in Turkish language: Deadline for application, Monday, 7 June.

In order to ensure effective training with in-depth approach and practical exercises, the number of selected CSOs per basic level training event will be limited up to 30 participants.  Each CSO can apply to attend the basic level training with up to two representatives. It is expected that proposed participants are involved in CSO activities contributing to introduction and adoption of the new approaches in organisational culture and/or provision of services to target groups. The selection will be made by EU TACSO 3 based on the following criteria:

  • Organization demonstrates motivation to increase the knowledge and skills in mainstreaming HRBA and gender equality;
  • Proposed participants/representatives of the organization will contribute to introduction of the HRBA and gender equality in organisational culture (e.g. sharing information with other members of the organisation, transferring knowledge etc.).