The Romanian NGDO Platform – FOND is pleased to issue the report of the 6th edition of the Black Sea NGO Forum “Building Sustainable and Effective Regional Cooperation”, held between the 4th and the 6th of September 2013, with the financial support of the European Commission and the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, from the official development assistance budget, in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme Bratislava Regional Center.
This year’s edition focused on exploring the ways in which civil society can contribute to the sustainability and effectiveness of regional cooperation in the extended Black Sea area. Moreover, it aimed at sharing experience and good practices with other regional cooperation initiatives such as those of the Baltic and Mediterranean Seas and fostering dialogue and cooperation between the Black Sea NGO Forum and the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum (EaP CSF).
Among the concrete results of this year’s edition were “The Bucharest Statement”, a joint declaration in favour of child protection and the election of the CPDE representative from the Non-EU sub-region during the third day of the Forum organized in partnership with CSO Partnership for Development Effectiveness (CPDE).
The full report can be accessed here: