The organisations involved have conducted a research in liaison with the local associates (1028 subjects involved) and defined the needs of citizens. Through 44 public actions, 3157 advocacy postcards were gathered/sent to the appropriate addresses. This approach have given them ability to continuously pressure the institutions and local self-government units into reacting to the voice of citizens and addressing the defined problems. Fourteen meetings (in which 30 decision makers were advocated) were held, as well as two press conferences, eight presentation of results and meetings with 14 organisations. They have created innovative advocacy tools – a video, a brochure and flyers, which are available to the all members of the community – with the purpose of strengthening the community. The data that they have gathered can be used to create/design policies, social interventions, actions and further research; the advocacy tools, workshops and public activities were done with the aim of educating citizens on how to be an active member of the community, know their rights and obligations, and create a dialogue with the decision makers. This is the beginning of the process of creating a better and more just community.

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