On March 9 and March 10, the NIMD conducted introductory trainings on methodology of Strategic Planning for Political Parties for the Republican party of Armenia, Civil Contract, and Bright Armenia parties.
February 17, 2017.
Representatives of the Ukrainian Parliament, the National Agency for Corruption Prevention (NACP), non-profit organizations and the diplomatic corps gathered to discuss the findings and recommendations of the expert paper produced by Ilko Kucheriv Democratic Initiatives Foundation with support from the NIMD’s regional office in the Eastern European Neighborhood.
Winner of the “Democracy Leader” award is a 24-year-old journalist and civic activist – Gvantsa Doluashvili. The award, initiated by Netherlands Institute for Multiparty Democracy (NIMD) in the last year, has been granted for the second time to a young lady, who has demonstrated courage, strength and leadership in advocating for human rights, justice, equality and generally, in furthering democratic causes. Democracy Leader 2016 is NIMD Gori Democracy School graduate, young journalist, blogger and director of community radio “Mosaic” in Gori.
With a support of the UK Conflict Stability and Security Fund the NIMD organized the first round of trainings on combating anti-democratic propaganda for young Azerbaijani and Georgian young politicians in Tbilisi and for Armenian young politicians in Yerevan.
On November 4-10, delegation the NIMD Eastern European Neighborhood Office conducted scoping mission visits to Kyiv, Lviv and Odesa. The mission allowed to assess possible areas for expanding the organization’s activities in Ukraine, including the launch of NIMD Democracy Schools, which have already been proven to be a successful instrument for democracy education in the countries where NIMD operates.
On November 2-3 in Kyiv the Netherlands Institute for Multiparty Democracy in cooperation with Agency for Legislative Initiatives organized the training on Social Media Strategies for representatives of Ukrainian and Georgian political parties. With this training NIMD aimed to help and encourage political parties to better communicate with their supporters and become more transparent and accountable institutions by engaging in direct and interactive dialogue with society. Ukrainian political parties were represented by Petro Poroshenko Bloc, Narodnyi Front (People’s Front), Samopomich (Self-Help), Batkivshchyna (Fatherland), Opposition Bloc, Democratic Alliance, and Syla Lyudey (Power of People). The delegation from Georgia included members of Georgian Dream, United National Movement, and Free Democrats party. The training was conducted by the prominent Dutch organization BKB that specializes in developing campaigns for governments, private companies and public organizations.