What we do
April 2016 - Project MSZ 160/2016 / PPR2016 "Development of rural tourism clusters in Moldova. Strengthening the non-agricultural entrepreneurship in rural areas " implemented within Polish Development Assistance financed by Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland. The project realized in cooperation with a local partner - the Association of Tourism Development in Moldova. The aim of the project is to support the transformation of rural areas, creating work places outside of the traditional agricultural activities, to introduce European standards in the field of tourism development. Objectives of the project include providing model solutions for the development of cooperation between SMEs by initiating pilot projects for rural tourism clusters and their promotion. Support is directed to a group of 20 people, acting in the area of widely understood tourism. Thanks to training and study visit, that will contain with the presentation of sample clusters (business associations) will be enhanced opportunities for non-agricultural SMEs in rural areas. Gained knowledge and experience of the recipients will be disseminated through publication and a conference in Chisinau. An additional a benefit of the project is to create a marketing study on the value of local products in Moldova.
May 2015 - the project "We are citizens. Promoting civic attitudes among young people in Georgia "(No. KD016 / WD / 2015) funded with the grant competition for Democracy Support Programme for International Solidarity Fund. Project participants are Georgian teachers of the subject "Civic Education", who teach children and young people aged from 13 to 18. The project aims to increase the ability of attitude change among young people as a way of solving local problems and promoting civil society. The project is implemented in cooperation with a local partner Bridge of Friendship "Kartlosi" from Georgia in cooperation with the Foundation "Innowatorium".
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Who we are
The European Cooperation Centre was founded in 2001. It has been an organisation of people always willing to work for the sake of citizen participation. The main goals of the association are: undertaking activities aiming at implementation of the citizen society, promoting the idea of citizen participation – an active way of citizen involvement in public life. The association realises its aims predominantly through preparation, publication and dissemination of social science materials, preparation and coordination of learning programmes, organisation of conferences, seminars, studies, information campaigns and constant cooperation with media, public institutions and private organisations concerned with the similar problems. Our team consists of the respected Polish experts, who participate in numerous projects and take an active role in building the modern citizen society.
The activities undertaken by the association have proven successful, mostly due to cooperation with the experts being the best possible specialists in their disciplines. The members of our Association are respected Polish experts, taking an active part in successful projects for local authorities, NGOs, journalists. SMEs, academics and wider groups of beneficiaries
We have been frequently participating in developing local development strategies for local authorities, organised training, workshops, both in Poland and abroad. Or manual “Islands of Opportunities. How to create local development strategies?” is an unique publication among the books concerning self-government issues. Currently it has been recognised unofficial handbook for local authorities and is widely used in every day practice not only by the authorities, but also by the self-governmental higher managing personnel.