Networking and Advocacy for Green Economy – NAGE project, is a three-year project, funded by the European Union, under the call CIVIL SOCIETY FACILITY AND MEDIA PROGRAMME 2016-2017 on Consolidating Regional Thematic Networks of Civil Society Organizations. NAGE is implemented by a consortium of rural networks in Western Balkan countries acting jointly in the interest of their constituents through the Balkan Rural Development Network (BRDN). The partners have tailored an action that reflects the BRDN development goals, and therefore strengthens the positioning of the network in the region, while encouraging grassroots involvement in public decision-making and reform processes, and networking and advocacy to introduce the concept of green economy, by offering evidence-based policy solutions.
Rural Development Network of Republic of Macedonia (RDN of RM) is leading the implementation of the NAGE project in partnership with the following networks:
- Albanian Network for Rural Development (ANRD)
- Rural development Network in Bosnia and Herzegovina (MRRBiH)
- Network of organizations for Rural Development of Kosovo (NORDK)
- Rural Development Network of Serbia (MRRS)
- Rural Development Network of Montenegro ( MRRCG)
- Croatian Rural Development Network (HMRR)
The overall goal of NAGE is to provide support to enhance the policy and decision-making impact of BRDN and its constituents, through involvement in the agricultural and rural program and policy reform processes for introduction of the green economy concept
As such, NAGE opens a new area of intervention in front of the rural communities of the Balkans and the policy and decision-making representatives of the non-EU countries participating in the project. The action will put on the national agendas the issue of environmental protection and green entrepreneurship as integrative part of the agricultural and rural development programs.
NAGE will accomplish its goal through strengthening of the grassroots’ CSOs capacities in generic work, advocacy and networking, to be able to sustain their role of agricultural and rural reform advocates, in transparent and accountable way introducing the concept of green economy as unique cross-cutting entrepreneurial model for rural diversification and sustainability;
BRDN and its constituents will use evidence-based policy development and rights-based advocacy to foster the national EU CAP approximation processes and promote green economy strengthening BRDN’s networking and advocacy capacities, increasing recognition, broadening impact and strengthening participation in policy decision-making processes.
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