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GREAT-complete

2010-01-12

Since January 2008, Terre des hommes – Child relief and "ActionAid":http://www.actionaid.org/ UK are leading a new EU funded project. On three years time, 'GREAT*' project is designed broadly around a *Human Rights Based Approach (HRBA) to development and global interdependency. The project is addressing topics such as Child rights, women's rights, Food rights, education rights (on skills such as: campaigning, lobbying, fundraising).
The website of GREAT Project is online "here":http://www.greatproject.eu/.
3 objectives of the action:

  1. To enhance the expertise and knowledge of NGOs in the new EU Member States on development issues from a human rights perspective;
  2. To enhance networking strategies between European NGOs and Developing country NGOs, highlighting the interdependence of the EU and developing countries;
  3. To enhance the active involvement of NGOs in the new EU Member States in engaging their governments on global development issues from a human rights perspective.



Read the news about this project "here":http://www.tdh-childprotection.org/projects/great
The partners of GREAT project:
  • "Polish Humanitarian Organization":http://www.pah.org.pl/7109.html, Poland
  • "Glopolis":http://en.glopolis.org/, Czech Republic
  • "Ekvilib":http://ekvilib.org/en, Slovenia
  • "Foundation Terre des Hommes "Lausanne" in Hungary":http://www.tdh-childprotection.org/content/view/176/63/, Hungary
  • "Education for Democracy Foundation":http://www.edudemo.org.pl/pl1/index.php?lang=en, Poland
  • "KOPIN":http://www.kopin.org/ (Koperazzjoni Internazzjonali) (Associate), Malta



Estimated results:
  • The expertise and knowledge of at least 60 NGOs in the new EU Member States on development issues from a human rights perspective will be significantly enhanced.
  • Networking strategies will be developed and active between European NGOs. These networks will be successfully highlighting the interdependence of the EU and developing countries.
  • NGOs in the new EU Member States will be active in engaging their citizens and governments on global development issues from a human rights perspective, contributing to wider EU efforts to mobilize support for more equitable North-South relations.
  • Development issues will be treated by policy-makers as an integral part of the foreign policy agenda and there will be a pressure from the politicians themselves to introduce development issues to the political party programmes, parliamentary debates and foreign policy strategy.