PASCAL, Support to civil society in local governance in Angola

The general aim of the project is to contribute to economic growth and social development in the country through inclusive, diverse and effective participation by civil society in the local governance process. 

By promoting the right to participate directly and indirectly in political and public life, individuals and groups who might be marginalised or face discrimination, such as women, youth or other under-represented groups, are empowered. Thus, one of the central elements of a policy based on rights and the principle of "leaving no one behind" is promoted. 

The three specific aims of the programme are to: 

  • Improve the legislative, regulatory and institutional framework for participatory governance. 
  • Promote improved and effective participation of civil society, particularly for groups that are under-represented in the decision-making. 
  • Increase the level of information of citizens, and especially women and young people, and awareness of their rights. 

The action is also aligned with the objectives of Angola's National Development Plan 2018-2022, with the Government's Strategic Plan for Territorial Administration (PLANEAT), the National Indicative Programme (NIP) for Angola and the EU road map for commitment to civil society in Angola. 

  • Project data

  • Countries


  • Sector

    Cohesión social, gobernanza y modernización de las administraciones públicas

  • Total budget

    5.800.000 €

  • Financer

    Comisión Europea

  • Collaborating Spanish institution

    Federación Española de Municipios y Provincias (FEMP). Ministerio de Política Territorial y Función Pública. Instituto Nacional de Administración Pública (INAP).

  • Date

    Start - 01/06/2021
    End - 01/06/2025

  • Partners

    Central Project Management Agency – CPMA. Lituania. (Codelegado)

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14/03/2024 Angolan delegation learns about the Spanish experience in decentralization and local governance The visit is part of the European project Support to Civil Society and Local Administration in Angola, PASCAL (2021-2025), implemented by FIIAPP and the Lithuanian agency... Icono de flecha hacia la derecha