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Webinar “Voices of resilience: survival and development in Ukraine today”

Dates: June 9th and 10th, 2022Time:  4 pm CET (5 pm Kyiv time)Duration: 75 minutesLanguages: English and Ukrainian Please see below to download the presentations used during the webinar, you can also leave your contact details if you would like to hear from us regarding upcoming GDSI events. As Russia’s campaign of aggression in Ukraine …

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Displaced Ukrainians granted Temporary Protection Status in Ireland

Since the widely-condemned Russian invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, an estimated 11 million people have been displaced. Of those, 4.5 million have fled Ukraine and taken refuge in neighbouring countries and beyond. The majority have been received by Poland, Romania and Hungary, with more than 25,000 arriving in Ireland to date. Ukrainian citizens who …

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Ireland’s Responses to the invasions of Iraq and Ukraine

As members of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), Ireland has played an active role in two of the 21st century’s deepest conflicts: the US/UK invasion of Iraq in March 2003 and the Russian invasion of Ukraine in February this year. Irish responses and the conviction of Irish policymakers in their reactions to these conflicts …

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GDSI Experts Awarded for their Achievements in 2021

Building Prosperity, Forging Partnerships, Inspiring Innovation, Producing Results For a second consecutive year, GDSI celebrated its annual awards in appreciation of the excellent work of its expert staff and their commitment to the objectives of the projects led by GDSI. After long deliberation and evaluation among the more than 100 international experts and consultants employed …

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Call for applications for the development and installation of a web-based MIS for the management of the EaP Civil Society Fellowships

A call for tenders is announced for the development and installation of a web-based Management Information System (MIS) for the management of the Civil Society Fellowships of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Facility Project. The Tender Notice and the Technical Specifications are available at https://gdsi.ie/vacancies/ The Tender is open to all legal entities in the …

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EU TACSO 3

#SUCCESSSTORIES EU TACSO 3 Project

LOCATION: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo*, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia, Turkey (2018-2021). Since 2019 GDSI has supported Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in the Western Balkans and Turkey through the EU TACSO 3 project. The project has strengthened the role of CSOs and improved their capacities to actively participate in democratic processes and stimulate an enabling environment …

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GDSI Expands its Expertise in the Eastern Partnership Region

GDSI is delighted to announce that we have been awarded for the contract “Regional Technical Assistance to Build Civil Society Capacities” (2021-2024). This project will contribute to strengthening and promoting the role of civil society in reforms and democratic changes in the Eastern Partnership countries – Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine. It aims …

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GDSI Welcomes a New Addition to the Team

Patricia Hidalgo has been appointed as Office Administrator and brings to the role expertise in Communications and event management. Since 2014 Patricia has worked for institutions such as the Council of Europe, the Paraguayan Embassy to Spain and the Spanish Federation of Municipalities and Provinces. She has promoted, organised, and managed events across themes such …

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The GDSI Podcast – What is Civil Society?

Welcome to the The GDSI Podcast where we bring you the latest insights from our leading experts. In our episode on Civil Society, Monica Bucurenciu and Tanja Hafner Ademi, team leaders of our EU funded Civil Society projects the ‘Eastern Partnership Civil Society Facility’ and ‘The Tacso Project’ take on the challenge to define civil …

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The Right to be Respected – A Story of Resilience on International Women’s Day

The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals describe gender equality as not only a fundamental human right, but a necessary foundation for a peaceful, prosperous, and sustainable world. Progress has been made over the years to tackle gender inequality – there are more girls than ever before in school and over the past decade 274 legal and …

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