Третій Чорноморський форум ІГС наближається. Традиційна щорічна подія відбудеться 9-11 вересня у м.Констанца (Румунія). Тож вперше на форумі Чорне море буде присутнє не лише у думках учасників, але й в полі їхнього зору. Дедлайн для подання заявки на участь у форумі 22 липня (далі англ.).
The 3rd edition of the Black Sea NGO Forum is approaching. The traditional annual event will take place on 9-11 September in Constanta, Romania. Thus, for the first time at the Forum the Black Sea will be present not only in the minds of the participants, but also in their sights.
This year the theme of the forum is “Investing in our common future”. The topics of the forum will include panels dedicated to Democracy and citizen participation, Economic Development and Corporate Social responsibility, Youth movements and Youth Policies, Bridging Divided Communities, and Environment, as well as on tools for strengthening civil society.
The focus will be on the vocation of civil society to lead by example. Good practices in various fields and countries and successful cooperation initiatives in the region will be presented during the Forum. Based on an analysis of the regional dynamics during the last three years of existence of the Forum, a set of recommendations for Governmental actors and civil society in the region will be proposed.
The Black Sea NGO Forum was launched in 2008 by the Romanian Federation of Development NGOs and is organized in cooperation with the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the European Commission and the Black Sea Trust for Regional Cooperation. The Forum aims at increasing the level of dialogue and cooperation among NGOs in the wider Black Sea region, as a means of strengthening NGOs and their capacity to influence regional and national policies.
Since 2008, the event has provided a unique regional forum for debate centered on NGOs as a driving force for positive change in the wider Black sea region. Over 300 participants from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bulgaria, Georgia, Greece, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russia, Turkey, Ukraine, European Union member states and other important actors in the wider Black Sea Region, with different backgrounds (civil society, Governments and international organizations) have been engaged in the Forum's discussions.
Participation to the 3rd edition of the Forum is open to all actors in the region or working in the region, with a vocation for transnational and regional cooperation, interested in sharing good practices, mutual learning and joint mobilization.The agenda of the event is available here.
If you are interested to attend, please fill in the application form for the 3rd edition of the Black Sea NGO Forum and send it to forum@BlackSeaNGO.org by 22 July 2010.
For further details please contact us at forum@BlackSeaNGO.org (contact person: Valentin Burada, program director).