Conference on the Civil Society connecting the EU and the Neighbouring Countries
Zadar, Croatia 29 to 30 September 2008 P2P30715 35 Other issues (Complete) Task : null
Chair Person Ms Zvijezdana Shulz - Vugrin _______ Executive Team Association for Civil Society Development - SMART
Participants: The participants are nominated by the respective ministry or national authority of the beneficiary country.
Part of series: Multi country
Aim of the Assistance
• To assess the EU and national governments response to the Ljubljana declaration on “building civil dialogue and partnership relations between civil society, national governments and EU institutions and enhancing the role of CSOs as development actors by engaging them in the dialogue on aid effectiveness”. Following the presentation of 11 national reports elaborated on the basis of a questionnaire about relations of the civil society with their national governments and the EU, the declaration was adopted during the Ljubljana conference.
• To encourage transfer experience and best practices on the issues of partnership building and networking among the NGOs thus strengthening links across the borders and regions in the long term;
• To evaluate whether there is sufficient coordination among donors in the field of civil society development in the region and if there is enough commitment on behalf of donors to include civil society in the process of programming of their own priorities.
EU legislation / adm. infrastructure
follow up of the Ljubljana Declaration on the role of the civil society
attendance of the Conference by CSOs representatives