Training Partners on How to Navigate the EU Lobbying Bubble
Following on from a two day workshop held in Moldova in August, which focused on “Lobbying for Human Rights at EU Level”, Civil Rights Defenders followed up with an advocacy trip to Brussels for three prominent Moldovan human rights organisation to put into practice what they had learned at the workshop.
Promo Lex, The Non-Discrimination Coalition and Genderdoc M had the opportunity to visit Brussels to experience the lobbying process while also learning the approaches and skills when it comes to navigating the maze of EU institutions. The groups met with representatives from the European Commission, the European Parliament and the European Action Service.
Through these meetings our partners had the opportunity to raise important human rights issues that affect Moldova today; the deterioration of human rights in the breakaway region of Transnistria, proper implementation of laws for people with disability, hate speech and discrimination against LGBT people and impunity issues when it comes to rule of law and corruption.
“This study trip is essential for human rights organisations in Moldova so they can be put in contact with the right people within EU structures to advocate and lobby on their behalf regarding the numerous breaches of human rights in Moldova. Civil Rights Defenders goal here is to combine intensive in-house training and follow it up with hands on experience so NGO’s are equipped with all the tools necessary to advocate on behalf of their societies”, said Alesia Vidruk, Programme Office for Moldova at Civil Rights Defenders.Categories: News.
Tags: Eastern Europe and Central Asia, EU Advocacy, and Moldova.