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Nowa Sól on the social wave

Project Promoter: Fundacja na rzecz Collegium Polonicum
Proposal: 1st thematic call
Co-financed from the program: 83 780,93 EUR
Partners: Gmina Nowa Sól
Duration time: 01.12.2021-30.09.2023

In our project we want to develop civic participation in the city of Nowa Sól. Therefore, we invite residents as well as representatives of local authorities and the NGOs to participate in trainings and public consultations on the development of local public policies. The project addresses the need of engaging residents in social processes after many years of prioritizing economy and entrepreneurship in the city. We conduct trainings for officials, councillors, residents and community activists as well as six consultation processes. The consultations are dedicated to the activities of the Social Activity Centre, cooperation of the city with NGOs, the Social Activity Programme and the rules of NGOs participation in the Nowa Sól Council for Public Benefit Activity. Together with the Nowa Sól Volunteer Centre, we conduct trainings for volunteers and carry out an event: Volunteer Days. Another event implemented within the project will be the Nowa Sól Forums of NGO. As a result of the project, city officials and local authorities will develop the skills needed to independently conduct public consultations. Residents will learn how to actively participate in decision-making processes and in creating local public policies and normative acts. NGO representatives will be involved in the creation of the Nowa Sól Council for Public Benefit Activity. They will develop a long-term programme of cooperation between the city and NGOs as well as the rules of public consultations. They will also develop the competencies of involvement in decision-making processes, skills in advocacy, management and cooperation with volunteers.