SUPPORT: developing innovative models of support and communication for NGOs

In co-financing the application ‘SUPPORT: development of innovative models of support and communication for NGOs’, which is subsidized by the Ministry of Public Administration of the Republic of Slovenia within the public public call for proposals for the development and professionalization of NGOs and volunteering in 2019, the consortium partners will address the problem of lowering democratic standards in Slovenia and reducing the space for the functioning of civil society organizations in the field of human rights, equality and freedom of the media.

The purpose of the consortium is to strengthen existing partner involvement in those key content areas and development activities where we can create synergies by linking competencies and resources such as research and advocacy, investigative journalism, support to the journalistic community, outreach and education, activism and community participation, to this would go beyond the limits at the level of each partner and increase the quality and reach of action for positive changes in the society.

The main strategic goals of the consortium are:

  • Raising awareness, good information, greater sensitivity, support and participation of target audiences in partners’ efforts to consolidate democracy, equality and transparency, together to achieve greater power in responding to societal problems such as hate speech, fake news and misinformation, and violations of democratic standards, misuse of public resources and functions;
  • Developing and testing innovative approaches, new tools and content for target audiences more quickly, which will at the same time enable to obtain alternative sources of funding, thereby ensuring better long-term financial and human sustainability;
  • Strengthen the visibility of the work of the consortium partners and liaise more effectively with NGOs, supporters and activists at local and regional level to achieve greater reach and impact;
  • Transfering mutual knowledge between partners and participation in projects of common interest.