EUROBOGEN delivers programmes of accompaniment and training for governments and public establishments. Services include strategic planning, design-thinking, project management, change theories and logical frameworks, creation of policy papers and training materials, facilitation of meetings and training of trainers, monitoring and evaluation.
These works can run parallel at local and regional levels. Their success depends on the good cooperation between actors of different sectors. As consultants, we support the management of consortia for change with strong organisational capacities and advanced communication skills. A regular flow of pertinent and inclusive information is crucial to sustain efforts by all parties. EUROBOGEN thus acts as a supporter to fulfil the Client’s vision, as a node for the efficient gathering of networks, as an overseer of operations, as a provider of training and an evaluator of results, outcomes and impact.
In such actions, EUROBOGEN seeks to embody the full scope of the Sustainable Development Goal n°16 (Peace, Justice and Good Governance) and n° 17 (Partnerships for the fulfilment of all 17 SDGs).
EXAMPLES OF INTERVENTION
- Local and Regional Democracy
- Citizen participation at local level: Among the methods proposed is that of the Council of Europe known as “CLEAR – From Analysis to Policy Response”.
This is essentially meant for local authorities and serves to support them in improving citizens’ participation in public life. Participation wants to go beyond the ballot box and find expression in exchanges between the citizens and the authorities in a co-constructive dialogue about all aspects of their shared areas of concern.
Local decision-making is a major tool for open and stable societies where citizens feel free to debate and find consensus regarding the changes that take place. It is important to learn how to conduct such events on a continuous basis, integrating them into the basis of local and regional democratic organisation.
- Capacity-building programmes
- Legal, political and institutional framework:
EUROBOGEN proposes a service of accompaniment to develop democratic frameworks. These programmes aim to deploy and deepen an understanding for the necessity and the advantages of open societies. They also help to develop the skills and the behaviours that reflect such reflection and choice. Good governance needs strong pillars such as:
- Stable, fair and situational leadership ; strategic management and planning;
- Equal service provision ; communication plans and comprehensive message distribution;
- Good community participation; transfers of knowledge, skills and enablers to all.
The programmes seek to bring the core values and principles into the strategic planning of community development down to detailed action plans. Based on case study methodology, the participants become active partners of local and regional change.
- Governance as an SDG accelator
- Appropriation of the 17 SDGs to optimize governance: Among the approaches used is that of the OECD, recently bounded in a publication (2019) with guidelines and examples.
The 17 SDGs play a unifying role for all major players in their efforts to upgrade their processes and align to fairer and more effective resource management. The tremendous amount of poverty, illness, depression, environmental regress and homelessness in the world is a situation that now concerns all governments, industries and establishments.
The 17 SDGs have become a worldwide guidance as to why and how governance can and must improve. The strategies can be applied at international level as much as by each household in any country. EUROBOGEN conducts training and evaluation on the implementation of the 17 SDGs, of the United Nations Global Compact and of the ISO norm 26000 (societal responsibility for organisations).
- Citizenship/civic education
- A curriculum on Citizenship is delivered in the form of full-day seminars to various audiences. It includes an in-depth study of the Convention of Human Rights (United Nations), the European Convention of Human Rights, and other major works that are relevant to the public served. Knowledge is also transferred via games, simulations and story-telling.