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Study tour

 

The study tour takes place on June 10–17, 2017, in Estonia and includes meetings with a wide range of organisations, site visits, a summer school, and roundtable discussions aimed at improving understanding of local environmental actions and cooperation between stakeholders at local level, environmental decision making and the role of CSOs in Estonia as an EU member state. The tour also aims to create connections between organisations in Estonia and Ukraine that might form the basis of future cooperation.

There are many opportunities during the week to meet not only environmental CSOs but also CSOs working in other areas and to learn how they operate (in terms of financing, human resources management, organisational structure, leadership, membership issues and the engagement of volunteers, for example); as well as how they influence decision making, engage in dialogue with the government, and implement actions and campaigns. Participants will also be given an overview of the wide range of e-solutions now commonly used in Estonia to enhance democracy and promote the interests of citizens.