With few days left, the Partnership Fair is well taking shape and seems to be on the right track.
150 civil society representatives from 25 different countries have successfully submitted project proposals and will join the Partnership Fair in Vienna between 15th and 17th of February 2010. The event will include:
- Presentations on EuropeAid funding mechanisms and civil society perspectives on these mechanisms,
- a Market Place where participants have the possibility to directly present their own organisations,
- Expert Presentations on partnerships and partners such as the local authorities, on how to write a project proposal and on how to finance these projects
- and, most importantly, concrete work on project ideas and shaping up project proposals for future calls.
The ideas received so far are as varied as the participants, ranging from gender-related topics and the empowerment of women as development actors or volunteering in development, to raising awareness about poverty, tackling environmental challenges or dealing with inter-Platform cooperation on development issues. These topics make us think that the event will set itself to be a very productive ground for future proposals and this was precisely the purpose.
Looking forward to welcoming all in Vienna.
Information provided by Andra Tanase, TRIALOG