The capacity-building workshop in advocacy and policy dialogue for gender equality, held within the framework of the CSO WINS projectand funded by the EU, will take place from April 3rd to 10th, 2016, in Barcelona, Spain.
The workshop is a training directed primarily to the 24 associations (beneficiaries) from the Southern Mediterranean who want to strengthen their capacities in advocacy for equality, and secondarily, to the 12 associations from the Euro-Mediterranean region who will share their successful practices. The program will promote the building up of relationships and create complicity within the 36 participating associations to support their engagement and mutual collaboration in the development of advocacy actions.
The participants will have the chance to understand the know-how of an advocacy campaign and how to develop a strategic action plan. During the 6 days-training, they will learn to define their advocacy objectives, the main priorities to take into account and the ways to impulse a change in their local environment.
The sessions will provide the participants with an overview on the advocacy tools (web, press & media) and on how practically use them to deploy their campaign. Through simulations, coaching techniques and peer-to-peer exercises, the participants will specialize in building alliances and identifying potential partners.
The workshop will be an occasion to know about the EU strategy and the funding instruments available for the associatios focused on women’s rights and to have a constructive debate on the role of civil society in gender policies in the Euro-Mediterranean thanks to the discussion with some policy-makers.
This event represents a unique opportunity to promote the Euro-Mediterranean cooperation and has the added value to encourage the 36 associations building up bridges and sharing good practices.
This platform is part of the Axis 1 "Strengthening the capacities of equality actors" of the Priority Solidarity Fund "Women for the future in the Mediterranean" funded by the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs and led by the European Institute of the Mediterranean, in the framework of the project “Developing Women's Empowerment” labelled by the Union for the Mediterranean.