Last training-block of “School for good governance and participatory development” held in Primošten

On 16th and 17th of June 2016 we held fifth two-day training-block of "School for good governance and participatory development" in Primošten, in the framework of project For good governance at local level: education, support and promotion".  25 representatives from the four counties, Sisak-Moslavina County, Šibenik-Knin County, Zagreb County and the City of Zagreb, participated in the training.

On the first day of the training participants were acquainted with the Program of sustainable development for the post-2015 period, which represents UN's action plan for people, planet and wellbeing, and it was adopted in September last year. Agenda 2030 represents a first global agreement for human development and preservation of the planet and it is focused on reaching 17 global goals of sustainable development. After presentation of the goals, participants had a short task of discussing three most important sustainable development goals for Croatia in small groups. The goal which was chosen by all groups was Goal 8; Decent work and economic growth.

We continued with the topic of quality management in nonprofit organizations, which was introduced by Slađana Novota, external associate. Participants had a chance to learn in general about the quality management and the history of creation of new tool OK 2015 and received a copy of this publication to use in their further work.

Ante Galić, representative of the City of Šibenik and one of the representatives of the training of "School for good governance and participatory development", organized a visit to the newly opened Šibenik fortress "Barone" and "St. Mihovil" and also walking trail and Šibenik city beach Banj. It was a an example of good practice of using European funds , since the restoration of the fortresses was financed from the European Regional Development Fund.

Second day of the training was dedicated to the topic of community organizing. Three practical models of community-organizing were shown: local development model, social planning model and social action model. In order to understand the models better and to be able to apply them later at local level we prepared four different examples of local problems, on which participants in smaller groups conceived models of social action and community organizing, in order to solve these problems.

On the second day we returned to our project proposals, that is, comments on  logframes of four projects invented in the course of the project: "Female hands" - City of Sisak, Association of Women Međurić, proposers, "Hey man - get involved" - Association of Persons with Disabilities of Sisak-Moslavina County, proposers,  "Strengthening of capacities of members and the population of the area LAG Krka",  " Through support to independent living" - City of Zagreb.

ODRAZ and Associations of Cities of Croatia reviewed all the proposals and gave comments and suggestions for improvement. After the discussion about the received comments within project groups their feedback and opinion about the further development of project idea was asked.

At the end of the last training, further activities which follow in the project were announced to the participants, and one of them is visit to Bruxelles and Gent, which is planned for autumn.

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