SKOP has obtained funding through the VOP Scheme to carry out a project that aims at enabling SKOP, its members and other Maltese Voluntary Organisations to engage within the Mediterranean region by establishing dialogue and cooperation with regional networks and national platforms from the neighbourhood.

SKOP will enter into dialogue with networks such as the Arab NGO Network for Development (ANND), SOLIDAR and the EuroMed Non-Governmental Platform. This will enable the Maltese Platform and its members to get a better understanding of the different initiatives being undertaken at a regional level as well as of national contexts, at least for some of the countries on the southern and eastern shore of the Mediterranean.

SKOP will also establish direct contacts with EU MS platforms (mainly Spain, France, Italy, Greece and Cyprus) and especially any member NGDOs that are already active with international development cooperation and development education projects in the above-mentioned region.

This project has been funded through the Voluntary Organisations Project Scheme managed by the Malta Council for the Voluntary Sector on behalf of the Parliamentary Secretary for Youth, Sport & Voluntary Organisations

Study of Civil Society in the Mediterranean region: What you need to know for a potential partnership with NGOs in the MENA region

The main aim of this research is that of understanding the current situation in the Mediterranean area, trying to answer these two questions:

● Who is working there at present? Which International Organizations and NGOs?

● What kind of projects are these NGOs bringing forward? In which field are these NGOs working?

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