INSPIRED Integrated Support Program for Inclusive Reform and Democratic Dialogue is a programme funded by the European Union concretely by the European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR), which aims to support inclusive national dialogue processes in 5 countries by helping local stakeholders to reach agreements in concrete policy areas. INSPIRED operates in Moldova, Tunisia, Kyrgyzstan, Morocco and Ghana. It is implemented simultaneously in the 5 countries over a period of 20 months (Sept. 2012 - May 2014).
The programme combines the knowledge and capacities of local partner organizations with the knowledge and capacities of European organizations, namely the Netherlands Institute for Multiparty Democracy (NIMD) and the Club de Madrid, that have a long track record of supporting political dialogue and strengthening leadership capacities of key policy stakeholders. Club de Madrid participation in the project pivots around the leadership of its membership in providing feedback to local partners in the definition of the roadmaps for policy reform, acting as a sounding board in the definition of civil society’s role in advancing policy change, using its convening power to gather civil society and its access capacity to convey results to EU and local officials.
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INSPIRED operationalize the principles laid down by the 2009 Council Conclusions and the Agenda for Action, i.e. Country specific approach, Dialogue and partnership, Coherence and coordination, Mainstreaming and international cooperation and Visibility.
The work agenda of the project includes:
A) Country specific approach
B) Dialogue and partnersh
C) Coherence and coordination
D) Mainstreaming and international cooperation
The activities of INSPIRED are structured in two levels of intervention:
Both objectives are complementary. The implementation of INSPIRED in the five target countries (Tunisia, Morocco, Moldova, Kyrgyzstan and Ghana) will contribute to identifying and systematizing the main features and practical modalities of an operational model. This model will be structured around a virtuous cycle between trust and consensus building in-country and the establishment of priorities for technical assistance and democracy support. To achieve more coherence and effectiveness in EU democracy support; and to increase the involvement of local stakeholders in the development and implementation of EU democracy support policies.
INSPIRED aims to achieve five Specific Objectives:
Specific Topics in the five countries
Ghana: Fighting under-representation of women in the political decision-making process
Kyrgyzstan: Access of ethnic minorities to information through state owned media
Moldova: TCFT and the Moldova 2020 Strategy
Morocco: The role of civil society in the political process following the adoption of the new constitution
Tunisia: A roadmap for inclusive economic development and social cohesion
The Club de Madrid’s work during 2013: