P2P 30715

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Conference on the Civil Society connecting the EU and the Neighbouring Countries

Zadar, Croatia
29 to 30 September 2008
35 Other issues (Complete)
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Chair Person Ms Zvijezdana Shulz - Vugrin _______ Executive Team Association for Civil Society Development - SMART

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

Proposed action

attendance of the Conference by CSOs representatives

Beneficiary Institution

society representatives

Target Audience

CSOs from Western Balkans

Documents produced by logo Taiex


Document Agenda_30715.doc

Mr Wenceslas De Lobkowicz

Advisor on Civil Society

European Commission

Document Keynote speech by Mr de Lobkowicz.pdf

Ms Tanja Hafner - Ademi


Balkan Civil Society Development Network

Document Presentation by Gudrun Niedorf_The P2P programme.pdf

Ms Gudrun Niedorf

Project Manager P2P Programme

European Commission

Document Presentation by Gudrun Niedorf_The P2P programme.pdf