2. Project title as used in publicity and others materialsFinancing development and developing finance for EYD2015
3. Project number353-059
4. Year of Call2013/14
5. Project start month and year01/2015
6. Project finish month and year12/2017
7. Name and location of lead CSO or LA
cso: CEE Bankwatch Network

Czech Republic
8. Name and country of project partners based in the EU
Belgium

9. Total project budget (in Euro):335,210.50
10. EC contribution to total project budget (percent):91
11. Main approach of the projectfocussing on a campaigning and advocacy approach
12.Main project on-line information channels used by the project: Website: www.bankwatch.org
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ceebankwatch/?fref=ts&ref=br_tf
Twitter: @ceebankwatch
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/Bankwatch
13. Project background: Why is the project taking place? Why is the need form the project?In the context of the formulation of a post-2015 MDGs framework for more sustainable futures, the coherence of European public and private investments for development needs to be assessed, revised and further aligned with this framework. Given the character of the new financial mechanisms for development, it is important to ensure transparency and public participation within the coherence of the development agenda.
14. Overall objective of the project (as shown in the project log-frame)Engaging EU citizens and initiating dialogue with policy-makers to ensure the coherence of European public and private investments in developing countries with the post-2015 MDGs framework and European development policies.
15. Specific objectives of the project (as shown in the project log-frame)To raise public awareness, to advance changes in policies and behaviours at the structural/institutional level and to build capacities and create synergies among EU civil society and active citizens, in particular in the EU13 countries.
16. Expected results of the project (as shown in the project log-frame)Increased media interest and public awareness about the impacts of European investments on developing countries, more active engagement of European citizens, improved investments in developing countries, more transparency and accountability of taxation.
17. Main themes and geographical areas addressed by the projectagriculture,forestry
climate
democracy, accountability
ecology, biodiversity, natural environment
energy
gender equality
human rights, justice
mining
policy
social-economic equality
sustainable development
18. Project participants, audiences, target groups, beneficiaries. Please select all that apply and for each state the numbers actively engaged in the project to datee) Young people (< 25 years, outside formal education)
g) Journalists
h) Media institutions (print, broadcast, internet)
k) Businesses and business organisations
m) Other Civil Society Organisations (targeted by the project)
p) National and international decision makers (e.g. MPs, MEPs, members of government, civil servants, EC commissioners)
q) Others (If mentioned: Please categorise these others)
19. Other beneficiaries not listed aboveExpert, academics, think-tanks, trade unions, social networks
20. Main activities used by the project to engage its participants, audience and target grouptraining, project or curriculum development workshop/courses (one-off events lasting up to 1 day)
series of workshops/courses (involving the same individuals over several, not necessarily consecutive, days)
public meetings/public discussion fora
exhibitions and fairs
conferences
public demonstrations/events
lobbying actions
social media interventions and discussions initiated by the project
21. Other major activities not listed aboveField trips and fact-finding missions, research and analysis, strategy meetings with development platforms and other NGOs
22. Please give a short description of the major result or success of the project so far. (If you project is less than 1 year old feel free to ignore this question)The estimated total outreach of the project is between 40 and 60 million EU citizens per year which exceeds our targets for the whole project. The most significant public outreach came through successful collaboration with journalists resulting in online and printed media coverage and radio and TV appearances in the most popular national and international outlets. The press coverage has increased in the second year of the project and the presence in TV and radio broadcasts has remained steady. The project has so far influenced 17 IFI policies and has strengthened the links with EU and government officials as well as bankers and other decision-makers. The advocacy activities undertaken have created more space for civil society to convey policy proposals and have increased immensely the networking opportunities and capacity building for CSOs across Europe. The project has also supported local communities building resistance against harmful infrastructure projects, has strengthened the social movements and has influenced national development policies. As a result of the project, 11 infrastructure investments with strong development impacts have seen positive development for the sake of communities and climate change mitigation.