Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Workshop on the IPA Funding and Programming 2014-2020

Balkan Civil Society Development Network (BCSDN) would like to invite you to the policy workshop on Aid modalities for civil society support under IPA 2014-2020. The workshop will take place on 25th September, 2013 in Brussels.

The objective of the workshop is to focus discussion on implementation mechanisms and aid modalities, which according to the BCSDN Donor Strategies and Practices research from 2011 seem to be the real bottleneck in achieving the overall objective of the IPA CSF in “anchoring democratic values and structures, human rights, social inclusion and the rule of law”.

The EU has the potential to use its hegemonic power as the main civil society supporter and donor to determine the focus of democracy promotion agendas and assistance in Enlargement countries. For this reason, we will bring both practitioners (CSOs and donors) from Enlargement countries and EU to testify about the current support and best practices in terms of support to CSO capacity-building, grant-making, support to grass-root and informal civic groups and networks. In sum, we will provide food-for-thought on how partnership with CSOs could be increased making them the primary actors (and not objects) of democracy building and promotion in the next IPA cycle.

Download the invitation, the agenda and the backgroundpaper. If you would like to attend, please write to by Wednesday, 18th September, 2013.

Information provided by Balkan Civil Society Development Network (BCSDN)

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