Technical Assistance for Civil Society Organisations Regional Office

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Technical Assistance for Civil Society Organisations
Regional Office
Potoklinica 16 • 71 000 Sarajevo • Bosnia and Herzegovina
PRESS RELEASE
TACSO Project Organises Second Regional Conference
“Cooperation between Local Self–Governments and Civil Society Organisations in the
Western Balkans and Turkey”, Bečići, Montenegro, 22 – 24 February, 2011
Podgorica, 22 February, 2011 – The Technical Assistance for Civil Society Organisations
(TACSO) project is organising the conference “Cooperation between Local Self-Governments
and Civil Society Organisations in the Western Balkans and Turkey” 22-24 February 2011 in
Bečići.
The Regional Conference will be held at the Bečići Hotel „Queen of Montenegro“ for two full
days and will bring together hundreds of participants. These include representatives of civil
society organisations (CSOs) and governmental institutions responsible for cooperation with
the civil society sector, as well as the media. These representatives are coming from the IPA
countries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo under UNSCR 1244/99, the
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Turkey.
The purpose of the Conference is to provide a forum to share topic related knowledge,
information and experience among the stakeholders from the IPA countries. It is organised by
the TACSO offices in Montenegro and Bosnia and Herzegovina as well as the TACSO
Regional Office.
„The focus of the regional conference will be on the transparency and accountability of
local self-governments and the role that CSOs can play in this regard, the participation
mechanisms in the decision-making processes at the local level and the cooperation of
local self-governments with CSOs and financing of CSO programs/projects at the local
level.“ – stated Goran Đurović, Resident Advisor of the TACSO Montenegro Offcie prior to
the conference start in Bečići.
The opening speakers of the Conference will be the Minister of Interior in the Government of
Montenegro, Mr. Ivan Brajovic; Head of Operations of the EU Delegation to Montenegro,
Mr. Nicola Bertolini; TACSO Team Leader, Mr. Palle Westergaard; Assistant to the Minister
of Justice of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Ms. Sadeta Skaljic; and Secretary of the Union of
Municipalities of Montenegro, Mr. Rajko Golubovic.
A project implemented by
SIPU International and
consortium partners.
The views expressed in this publication do not necessarily reflect the views of the European Union.
This project is funded
by the European
Union.
Technical Assistance for Civil Society Organisations
Regional Office
Potoklinica 16 • 71 000 Sarajevo • Bosnia and Herzegovina
Ms. Slavica Drašković, Resident Advisor of the TACSO Bosnia and Herzegovina added:
„The overall objectives of the Conference are mapping of institutional mechanisms on
cooperation between CSOs and local self-governments in the region thus enabling
further exploration of the relations between CSOs and the local government. As well as
exploring possibilities for further development of institutional mechanisms“. Ms.
Drašković concluded that one of the goals will be to identify relevant actors and stakeholders
for broadening regional cooperation.
The general objective of TACSO is to strengthen the civil society within a participative
democracy, to stimulate a civil society-friendly environment and culture, as well as to
strengthen the overall capacities and accountability of CSOs within the IPA beneficiaries, to
guarantee the quality of service of CSOs and a sustainable role of the CSOs in the democratic
process.
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A project implemented by
SIPU International and
consortium partners.
The views expressed in this publication do not necessarily reflect the views of the European Union.
This project is funded
by the European
Union.
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