Bilateral event in Croatia – Sharing perspectives towards cooperation

The National Foundation for Civil Society Development acting as the operator of NGO Fund in Croatia in the context of the EEA and Norway grants have in cooperation with the donors organized a bilateral meeting on 13th and 14th of June at the IMPACT – European Centre for Cross-Sector Partnership in Zadar, “Different perspectives towards cooperation”.

An exhibition of project results marked the opening of the bilateral event. Project promoters gathered in order to showcase the results of the projects that had been run under the Croatian NGO Programme. The exhibition was followed by a session of presentations and discussions on connections and networking as tools for bilateral partnerships and the current state of civil society in Croatia. The session was attended by HE Astrid Versta, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Norway in Croatia who held the opening speech. Prsentations were made by Cvjetana Plavša-Matic and Goran Momcilovic from the National Foundation, Enver Đuliman from the Norwegian Helsinki Committee and Antilla Paivi from the Financial Mechanism Office.

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The second day of the conference was reserved for group work, where representatives of organizations from Norway, Slovenia and Hungary worked together with the representatives of Croatian associations discussing the methods and strategies of cooperation with partners from donor countries. The Norwegian delegation included Voksenopplæringsforbundet, Norsensus Mediaforum, Change the World, Red Cross Norway and the Norwegian Helsinki Committee.

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Norwegian delegates at the conference

Access the presentations here:

Enver Djuliman - Norwegian Helsinki Committee

Goran Momcilovic – NFCSD (in Croatian)

Paivi Antilla - FMO

Read more about the NGO Programme in Croatia here.

Read more about the EEA and Norway Grants here.


Article published on 20 June 2016
This article has been last modifed on 20 June 2016