The Black Sea NGO Forum team, part of the Romanian NGDO Platform – FOND, elaborated a new article entitled “CIVIL SOCIETY RESILIENCE: A Case for an Innovative Organizational Development” for the publication Balkan Civic Practices, issued by Balkan Civil Society Development Network (BCSDN).
Based on the conclusions and recommendations of last year’s edition of the Black Sea NGO Forum held in Brussels, the article underlines the need to build the resilience of civil society organisations (CSOs) from an inward perspective, arguing for a new way of organisational thinking that puts innovation at the core. In this sense the article makes several recommendations amongst which: investing in the organisation’s own human resources, putting an emphasis on evaluation and adaptation, drafting a communication strategy addressed to the wider public, as well as the communities in which the organisations work, creating partnerships and being part of national, European and international networks.
The current Balkan Civic Practices issue had the theme “Resilience through togetherness” and was elaborated as a follow-up to the International Civil Society Week held between the 8th-12th of April 2019, in Belgrade, Serbia. BCSDN together with the European Civic Forum and FOND held a workshop at the event dedicated to the exchange of experience and best practices on enabling environment for civil society in the EU, Black Sea Region and the Balkans.