Friday, 19 July 2013

Opportunities for Regional Cooperation at the Black Sea

The Romanian NGDO Platform – FOND, with the support of the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the European Parliament, organized on the 26th of June 2013, in Brussels, a debate dedicated to opportunities for regional cooperation in the Black Sea region. It is for the first time that such an initiative is launched by the civil society, with the support of MEP Ioan Mircea Pașcu, Vice-Chair of the Committee on External Affairs within the European Parliament.

This event represents a follow-up to the 5th edition of the Black Sea NGO Forum (October 2012) and an opportunity to present the impact of the Forum’s first four editions (2008-2011). The goal of this meeting, moderated by Olivia Baciu – FOND President, was to bring again into discussion the collaboration potential in the extended region of the Black Sea, with an emphasis on two examples of good practices, resulted in the aftermath of the Black Sea NGO Forum last year – the creation of a regional coalition for the protection of children’s rights – ChildPact and the launch of a youth network comprising 9 states from the region, coordinated by the National Youth Council from the Republic of Moldova.

FOND will continue to support this initiative and, for the 6th year in a row, civil society organizations from the Black Sea Region will gather between the 4th and the 6th September 2013, in Bucharest, at the Black Sea NGO Forum, in order to debate the most important themes of regional interest for civil society and to share local solutions to regional problems.

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Information provided by Adriana Zaharia, FOND, 

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