For the fourth year in a row, during this week, representatives of Kvinna till Kvinna and ten partner organizations from Balkan are visiting Brussels regarding this year Progress report input/consultations between EC Enlargement DG and representatives from international and non-governmental organizations.
Based on our areas of expertise and after more than 15 years of support and cooperation in the Balkans, Kvinna till Kvinna created space and opportunities for advocacy trough strengthened focus as a political partner to our partner organizations combined with the increased presence and importance of EU in the region (both for funding and as an external actor with influence to change on national level in the countries where we work).
Also, the accession process provides entry points for us and our partner organizations to use to try and create a change. The purpose of the increased efforts are to improve capacity for partner organizations and Kvinna till Kvinna to lobby the EU both on policy and financing, influence the EU to include and fund women’s organizations to a higher degree and improved capacity for partner organizations to access EU funds.
Kvinna till Kvinna partner organisations representatives are from:
Albania, AWEN-Albanian Women Empowerment Network and “VATRA”
Bosnia and Herzegovina, “Foundation Cure” and ”Helsinski Citizens’ Assembly”
Kosovo, Kosovo Gender Studies Center and Network of Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian Women’s
Montenegro, SOS Hotline Niksic
Serbia, “Fenomena”, “Novi Sad Lezbian Organisation” – NLO, Women Space and Roma Women’s Network
Besides EC delegation this year, for the first time we are targeting EU Parliament, Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality.
Also, we are meeting with two big peace and gender networks/organizations, EPLO and European Women’s Lobby.
We will inform you about each of the meetings soon,
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Elmaja and Maja