The Romanian Federation of Development NGOs (FOND) has the honor to invite you to participate to the 4th edition of the Black Sea NGO Forum, on 6-8 October, 2011 in Bucharest, Romania.
The Black Sea NGO Forum was launched in 2008 by the Romanian Federation of Development NGOs (FOND) and its partners throughout the region, and it has been supported by the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Representation of the European Commission and the Black Sea Trust for Regional Cooperation.
The initiative aims to create an open space for debate, mutual knowledge and understanding, communication and cooperation among civil society representatives, Governments and international organizations active in the wider Black Sea region. The Forum has been created in line with the European Union’s similar actions meant to bring closer civil society in its sea border regions (the Baltic Sea cooperation and the Euromed process) with the ambition to contribute to sharing European values, prosperity and confidence building throughout the region. Since its first edition the Forum brought together over 400 participants from various fields of NGO work, experts and Governmental representatives.
Recent developments in the EU neighborhood have revealed once more the essential role of civil society and its potential as a positive force for change. The 4th edition of the Black Sea NGO Forum will explore the role and needs of civil society in the region, its vision(s) and solutions to the current local and regional problems.
Please find attached the proposed agenda of this year’s event and last year’s report.
Please refer to us for any additional information: contact person Raluca Simbotin, firstname.lastname@example.org; phone: (40)(21) 310 01 77 / cell (40) 758 23 10 12 / fax: (40)(21) 310 01 80.