July 6, 2020

Black Sea NGO Forum - “Building Sustainable and Effective Regional Cooperation” 4th-6th of September 2013, Bucharest-Romania

The 6th edition of the Black Sea NGO Forum was organized by the Romanian NGDO Platform – FOND, in partnership with the European Commission, the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the United Nations Development Programme Romania.

Among the guest invited were: H.E. Niculae Idu, Head of the Representation of the European Commission in Romania, H.E. Ambassador Traian Chebeleu, Deputy Secretary General of the Black Sea Economic, Carmen Falkenberg Ambrosio, Head of Section, Regional Programmes Neighbourhood East, Radu Podgorean, State Secretary, the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Răzvan Rusu, Director General for Regional Affairs, the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Rilli Lappalainen, Secretary General, the Finnish NGDO Platform to the EU (Kehys).

The Black Sea NGO Forum is an annual event which 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, with a focus on sharing good practices in various domains and success stories of regional cooperation.

Since its first edition, the Forum has reunited more than 600 participants from NGOs working in various activity areas, experts and government representatives from the region: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Georgia, Greece, the Republic of Moldova, Turkey, Ukraine, Romania and Russia.

The 6th edition of the Black Sea NGO Forum explored the ways in which civil society can contribute to the sustainability and effectiveness of regional cooperation in the extended Black Sea area and offered the opportunity to share experience and good practices with other regional cooperation initiatives such as those of the Baltic and Mediterranean Seas.

The last day of the event was dedicated to the Non-EU sub-regional meeting – CSO Partnership for Development Effectiveness, organized together with CONCORD – The European Confederation for Development and Relief. The main objective of this meeting was to establish how CSOs from the Black Sea Region can better cooperate.



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