Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Strategic Consultation Meeting on the Future of the Black Sea NGO Forum

The Romanian NGDO Platform – FOND organised, with the support of the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, a “Strategic Consultation Meeting on the Future of the Black Sea NGO Forum”. The event was hosted by The Permanent Representation of Romania to the European Union in Brussels on the 30th of June 2014 and aimed at initiating a multi-stakeholder consultation process in order to re-design the strategic approach of the next editions of the Black Sea NGO Forum.

Taking into consideration the growing importance of the space provided by the Forum annually for civil society organisations and their partners, as well as recent developments in the region, it is necessary to reshape the vision of this traditional forum in order to better respond to the cooperation needs of civil society in the region.

This initiative represents a follow-up to the 6th edition of the Black Sea NGO Forum (September 2013), implemented by the Romanian NGDO Platform with the financial support of the European Commission, the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and in partnership with UNDP - Bratislava Regional Center and it represents the kick-off meeting of the consultation process to be launched among the forum’s participants, regional stakeholders, donors and other relevant actors in the region.

The Black Sea NGO Forum, recognised as a success story of the Black Sea Synergy, brings together NGOs from all the countries in the wider Black Sea region (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bulgaria, Georgia, Greece, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russia, Turkey, Ukraine), as a forum for specialised regional dialogue and cooperation and with other non-governmental organisations and institutions active in the region.

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Information provided by Adriana Zaharia, FOND

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