Thursday, 28 November 2013

News from the Slovak NGDO Platform

The 15th annual European Global Education Week took place from the 16th to the 24th November 2013, at the initiative of the North-South Centre of the Council of Europe. This year´s topic was Go for a Sustainable Life Style.

In Slovakia, the Global Education Week was coordinated by the Slovak NGDO Platform. Together with its members it organized several discussions at schools and universities around Slovakia. Discussions took place in Bratislava, Trnava and KoŇ°ice. Development volunteers and workers shared their experience from developing countries. Global Education Week promotes school activities in EU member states with a specific focus on how to overcome poverty and social exclusion. A discussion for broader public with development volunteers was part of the 14th film festival One World organized in Slovakia by People in Peril association. Information Centre of Global Education (Libraria) run by the Slovak Centre for Communication and Development was present at the books fair Bibilioteka.

On 18th November the Slovak NGDO Platform organized a seminar Development Cooperation after 2013. The seminar focused on the presentation of the national and European AidWatch report 2013 and the presentation of the Multiannual Financial Framework 2014-2020. Participants of the workshop discussed the opportunities and the challenges for the next period regarding the level of development assistance and the tendencies across the EU to cut the development budget. They were introduced to the modifications coming with the new MFF, they were presented new instruments and opportunities for the future financing.
The seminar was organized as part of the CONCORD subcontracting scheme.

Information provided by Andrea Girmanova, Slovak NGDO Platform MVRO

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