Monday, 23 June 2014

After the Balkan Floods: CSO Recommendations to Decision Makers

On 26 May 2014 the CONCORD Enlargement, Pre-accession and Neighbourhood (EPAN) Working Group and TRIALOG, in cooperation with the Balkan Civil Society Development Network, held an update meeting in Brussels on the current situation in Serbia and Bosnia i Herzegovina. The participants represented various European civil society organisations (CSOs) active in these two countries.

The representatives discussed further immediate support needed in the affected regions as well as potential support for long-term (psycho-)social support, reconstruction, rehabilitation and socio-economic development. Participants identified some key recommendations to decision makers at local, national and European levels to anticipate (better) the needs of people affected by the floods.
The overarching recommendation is to focus on the most vulnerable people such as children, women, Roma and the elderly.

Find the recommendations here.

Information provided by TRIALOG

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