November 17, 2019

UPDATE: The 12th edition of the Black Sea NGO Forum: Consolidating the Black Sea NGO Community for Sustainable Development, 23rd – 25th of October 2019, Istanbul, Turkey

This year’s edition of the Black Sea NGO Forum is just week away!

The 12th edition of the  Forum aims to continue the discussions held last year in Brussels and highlight the progress made so far regarding the advancement of the Black Sea Synergy European Policy, such as the adoption of the Common Maritime Agenda and the Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda, as well as the role of civil society organisations in the implementation process of these very important strategic documents, having in mind their contribution to building society resilience and sustainable development in the region.

The event is organsied by the Romanian NGDO Platform – FOND (as coordinator of the Black Sea NGO Forum), with the financial support of the European Commission and in partnership with the Center for International and European Studies (CIES), Kadir Has University, Istanbul.

The final version of the agenda is available here.

The concept note of the event is available here.

As part of our agenda, on the second day of the Forum (24th of October 2019), there will be a special slot dedicated to Parallel Thematic Workshops organised by the Forum’s participants:

Good Governance for NGO Networks and NGOs: Standards and Challenges

Surviving in the digital age the role of media professionals and local activists 

Ecosystem for Sustainable Development 5Rs Framework

Building responsible innovation ecosystem in the Black Sea Region in parallel to the implementation of SDGs

Just like in the previous years,  on the third day of the event (25th of October, 9:00 – 11:00)  we will organise a World Café with the representatives of donor organisations active in the Black Sea region, in order to encourage donor-CSO dialogue on funding priorities and programmes.

World-café: CSO – Donor Dialogues

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