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On June25  the partners and beneficiaries of the Council of Europe project “Internal Displacement in Ukraine: Building Solutions” took part in online presentation of the activities of NGO “Civil Holding “GROUP OF INFLUENCE” within the grant provided by the Council of Europe.

Since September 2019 NGO “Civil Holding “GROUP OF INFLUENCE” implemented the project “Local advocacy for IDPs” aimed at activating IDPs to solve their problems at local level through advocacy campaigns and fostering participation in decision making process.

During the presentation more than 20 local organizations and initiative groups of IDPs from 10 regions of Ukraine shared their achievements in grass root advocacy on the following issues:

– Housing for IDPs: temporary housing programmes, social housing

– Obtaining the status of a child affected by the military conflict and relevant support programs

– Participation of IDPs in decision making process through the tools of local democracy.

The project “Local advocacy for IDPs” was supported in the framework of the grant award programme of the Council of Europe project “Internal Displacement in Ukraine: Building Solutions”. The purpose of the programm was to fund projects to enhance the successful integration of internally displaced persons, addressing crucial issues they face and promoting mid- and long-term solutions for IDPs and affected communities in line with Council of Europe standards.

Council of Europe Office in Ukraine