Thursday, 23 January 2014

2014: New Plans, Vision and Fresh Inspiration

We hope you had a great start to 2014, which will hopefully be a visionary and inspirational one.

In the TRIALOG team we welcome back Rebecca Steel-JasiƄska as Liaison Officer after one year of maternity leave. She returned to our Brussels office at the beginning of January and is working in close collaboration with the CONCORD secretariat, with which TRIALOG shares the premises. Rebecca will coordinate the Study Visit to Brussels for EU13 participants and the Policy Digests, which are elaborated with the Liaison Officers of the EU13 NGDO platforms. Six editions are planned in 2014 with the first one on the European Elections to be published in February. Watch out for it!

We say a big “Thank You” to our dear colleague Mirjam Sutrop who performed the role of Liaison Officer last year and was in the TRIALOG team as Junior Liaison Officer from January 2012. Mirjam’s dedication, her excellent and professional work and her open mind contributed significantly to the support of EU13 NGDO platforms. We wish Mirjam all the best and hope our paths will cross again soon.

In 2014, we will continue to look back at the long experience of TRIALOG through the lens of the systematisation process which will come to an end in the summer. It will also be a year where vision and creativity will be required to design our activities such as the Training of Multipliers and the Study Visit to Brussels. Already in February, the Liaison Officers of the EU13 platforms will come to Vienna for the three day Training of Multipliers, where they will exchange and elaborate communication strategies especially in view of the EP elections 2014. The Study Visit to Brussels will take place in early March and focus on Development Effectiveness. The EU13 platforms are already working hard on their capacity building activities for 2014 and we are excited to hear about their plans!

We are looking forward to a new year full of joint efforts to build a more just and peaceful world.

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