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Empowering Grassroots: How the EU’s FSTP initiative is transforming Civil Society

The EU actively supports the growth of vibrant democracies by encouraging civil society organisations (CSOs) to represent the interests of citizens. EU support was once seen as cumbersome and bureaucratic, suitable only for the largest CSOs. The EU’s Financial Support to Third Parties (FSTP) was developed as a way to reach smaller, local civil society organisations …

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Empower Your Future: Why Your Vote in the 2024 European Elections Matters

What you need to know: In the lead-up to the elections, you’ll likely spot the hashtag #UseYourVote circulating on social media, flyers, banners and posters. This slogan, endorsed by the European Parliament, simply encourages people to use their voting rights. It’s a reminder that every vote counts and can make a difference in shaping our …

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Maximizing Your Potential with GDSI Limited: Beyond CV Crafting to Strategic Project Placement

Maximizing Your Potential with GDSI Limited: Beyond CV Crafting to Strategic Project Placement (5-minute read) At GDSI Limited, we’re dedicated to forging substantial partnerships, not merely filling job slots. Your CV is crucial, highlighting your potential to contribute to our varied development projects. We customize our recruitment process to match your unique expertise with our …

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International Women’s Day: A journey towards Gender Equality

International Women’s Day 2024 On March 8th, 2024, the world will once again gather to commemorate the day of the International agreement to affirm the principle of gender equality. We celebrate this day not only to honour the achievements of women but to promote an inclusive, equitable, and diverse world. This year, the campaign theme …

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Ukraine and Moldova’s long road to EU Accession

Amidst the euphoria that surrounded Ukraine and Moldova’s elevation to EU candidate status in June 2022 and the subsequent opening of accession negotiations in December 2023, it is important to note the many requirements that remain outstanding in both nations’ pursuit of EU membership. Ukraine’s Predicament As EU membership candidates, Ukraine and Moldova present a …

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National Unity and the Struggle for Stability: Parallels between Ireland and Sierra Leone

A Legacy of Instability Since gaining independence from Britain on 27 April 1961, Sierra Leone has struggled to maintain the delicate balance required to achieve sustainable social and economic development over a prolonged period. Deep-seated social, political, and economic divisions have slowed the pace of the country’s development, ultimately manifesting in a bitterly fought civil …

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GDSI Awarded Prestigious Contract for Supporting European Parliament’s Communication and Information Activities in Ireland

GDSI is proud to announce that it has been selected to provide support services for the European Parliament (EP) in Ireland. This significant contract reflects our expertise and commitment to excellence in the field of communication and information services. Under this contract, GDSI will be instrumental in enhancing the decentralised communication efforts of the European …

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Support to Project Implementation Unit of the University of Medicine and Pharmacy ‘CAROL DAVILA’ in Bucharest

GDSI’s consortium has been assigned to provide advisory services to support the Project Implementation Unit (PIU) of the University of Medicine and Pharmacy “CAROL DAVILA” Bucharest. The European Investment Bank provided a long-term loan for the refurbishment of the Faculty of Medicine and for the construction of two Research Centres, including the improvement of the …

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New phase of an EU-funded project – Public Diplomacy Towards Russia

We are delighted to share the exciting news that GDSI has been awarded the new phase of an EU-funded project entitled Public Diplomacy Towards Russia. Part of a wider effort by the EU to reach out to like-minded partners worldwide, this project will specifically engage with Russian independent media, exiled scholars, civil society groups, artists …

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The Challenges of Institutional Reform in the Context of Accession: The Case of Montenegro

EU Accession Process Since the introduction of the new Approach towards the EU Accession Process for the Western Balkans in 2020, the European Union (EU) has shifted its attention to the ‘Fundamentals’ cluster of negotiating chapters that cover the area of the rule of law, fighting corruption, proper functioning of the democratic institutions and public …

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