Bright Ideas Contest – Call for ‘recommendations’ for the new policy framework ‘Strengthening Civil Society’ by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Partos is launching a competition to collect the most impactful recommendations on four priority themes for the forthcoming policy framework, ‘Strengthening Civil Society,’ expected to be released around September 2024. On February 8th, roundtable workshops will be hosted by Partos, engaging civil society stakeholders to discuss and solicit input based on the submissions received through the competition.
What have we done already?
The current policy framework for strengthening civil society by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is set to conclude in 2025. Over the past years, Partos, in collaboration with its members and international experts, has collected insights and developed recommendations to make the new policy framework for 2026 and beyond more inclusive, flexible, and, above all, effective. These insights include:
- General consultation by Partos among its members on the policy framework (2023).
- Policy paper with concrete recommendations from the Partos Shift the Power Lab to make the policy framework more inclusive and flexible (2022/2023).
- Voices on Power – interviews with recommendations from the Partos Shift the Power Lab by Southern leaders (2023).
- Dreampaper from the Partos Shift the Power Lab highlighting key issues from the ‘Power of Voices’ policy framework (2021/2022)
Bright Ideas Contest in preparation for roundtable discussions 8th February
The roundtable discussions will focus on four themes widely supported by civil society and Southern partners:
- Agenda setting
- Risk management
- (Feminist) PMEL (Planning Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning)
Recommendations have been developed already, which can be found in the Policy paper. Some of those recommendations are still too general. To further specify these recommendations, new ideas are needed. Therefore, Partos is launching a ‘Bright Ideas Competition’, culminating in the roundtable workshops on February 8th.
Anyone with a good idea regarding one of the questions below can submit it to Partos before February 1st by sending an email to email@example.com. An independent jury will select the best ideas, which will be presented and discussed in one of the four workshops scheduled for February 8th. Ideas can be submitted in a maximum of 400 words per idea and will be evaluated based on the criteria of 1. Concreteness, 2. Expected effectiveness, and 3. Feasibility.
Bright Ideas Contest
|We are looking for bright ideas in the following areas: