Consulting › Support to civil society and consideration of populations

While large infrastructure projects generate positive impacts, they can also have negative and occasionally traumatising effects on populations.

In accordance with local regulations and the performance standards of organisations, Egis intervenes during the design phase in order to define major impacts (scoping study), carry out baseline studies and impact assessments, define social management (and environmental) plans, detail population displacement plans, carry out impact study audits and compensation audits.

Reinforcing local communities (mediation, consultation, negotiation)

Egis provides assistance in mediation, consultation and negotiation in order to favour win/win agreements between stakeholders (civil society organisations, local government, private companies) using negotiation training, public information meetings as well as consultation meetings with all stakeholders.

Migrations, sociological studies, population/demography, refugees, human rights

Egis works on projects that permit the integration of migratory issues in strategic national and regional development policies aiming to improve the management of migratory flows, provide information on the dangers of illegal migration, reintegrate migrants returning to their home countries and promote synergies between migration and development.

In the initial studies prior to the definition of infrastructure projects, Egis examines the social, human and demographic consequences and takes into consideration the improvement of living conditions for the most disadvantaged communities and the reinforcement of their human rights.

Assistance to civil society

It is important to establish a real rule of law within which civil society can dialogue with governmental players and fully play out its role as partner in developing the reform measures undertaken by the States.

Within this scope, Egis intervenes by:

  • participatory diagnostics to identify priority requirements in order to reinforce the capacities and structures of civil organisations (CO) and grass-roots associations;reinforcing the capacities of civil society to assist it in structuring itself as a platform and be able to promote projects and laws (pleas);
  • acting as administrator for subsidy contracts aiming to finance the projects developed by the CO.