In ENGAGE! project, we are enhancing the cooperation capacity of local actors in Northern Poland with partners from the Baltic Region, especially Norway and Iceland. BISER, together with the Association of Polish Communes of Euroregion Baltic and Agder County Council, is working on building capacities of NGO sector representatives from Pomorskie, Warmia and Masuria and Agder Regions.
We are supporting them in their first steps in international cooperation. We provide knowledge, introduce existing networks and potential project partners, share information on funding possibilities and thematic cooperation platforms. We bring closer the richness of Baltic Sea regional cooperation, including the EU Strategy For the Baltic Sea Region, Sustainable Development Goals and EU Green Deal policy. If you think your organisation is ready to start transnational cooperation, let us know. We will be happy to share our experience and provide you with all the information you need!
We are excited to introduce to you the methodology for the International cooperation for NGOs which was prepared due to the course of the project. Our Norwegian partner – Agder County Council has been working with this methodology for a few years now and it was the basis of transnational work of the South Norway European Office. This methodology has been used to create new projects, and partnerships and initiate transnational activities for the NGOs, municipalities, business sector partners and many more. Now we introduce this to you, with special regard to the NGO sector representatives hoping it will help you to organise and structure your work and support you in your journey. Our aim was to introduce the document in light, easy-to-read and user-friendly form, hence the creative playbook. We will continue to explain this methodology more in detail during the ENGAGE! workshops, but you are free to use it already now.
Project Partners: Baltic Institute for Regional Affairs, Association of Polish Communes of Euroregion Baltic, Agder County Council.
The project runs from April 2021 until July 2023.
The project is implemented with a grant from the Active Citizens – National Fund funded
by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway through the EEA Funds.