SFteam organized conference about partnership in Cohesion Policy held 20 February 2013, placed in Brussels.

EC regulation 1083/2006 has not defined the rule for partnership specifically enough; it is vague and ambiguous. We think that more specific rules are needed for the application of partnership principle, and they should be stipulated in the EU legislation. Therefore, SFteam has developed a checklist of measures necessary for the sensible application of partnership principle in every stage of the use of EU funds.

In this year was Sfteam supported from International Visegrad Fund for project promoting partnership principles and good praxis in programming and implementation of Structural fund of EU.

SFteam together with Bankwatch network formulate it's opinion on questions of transparency, the partnership principle and public participation in the future Cohesion Policy. This position paper was primary designed to discussion with DG Regio. We hope that it can be inspiration and suggestion to others stakeholders of process creating future Cohesion policy of EU.

The political development in some countries has verifi ed our anxiety about the attitudes of governments and politicians towards the broader involvement of civil society in decision-making. Some optimism, however, may spring from the fact that there are positive cases of cooperation even under these hard conditions. Such cases are still in progress and we are planning to continue to follow them.

During Hungarian EU Presidency is preparing European Civil Meeting 2011 – the 3rd European Civic Days. Chief organiser is Századvég Political School Foundation with its cooperating governmental and non-governmental partner institutions, included our member National Society of Conservationists, Hungary.

An international workshop Role of NGOs in local development was held in Prague in March 12–13, 2009. The workshop was focused on an exchange of experiences with activities for development on local level and a discussion about partnership of NGOs and public sector for sustainable development, one of its parts was also a participation in Extraordinary meeting of the Bureau of Group III – „Europe without Barriers – the participation of organised civil society“.

Source: CCO, Czech Republic. The international conference TEPA, 1.-2.7.2008, is organised as the final event of the Visegrad-Slovenian-Swedish Initiative in Training for European Partnership Animators. It aims training and networking of local partnership animators. Read more

Source: BlueLink Information Network, Bulgaria.

Information and communication technologies (ICT) have potencial for implementing environmental sustainability and justice is not fully utilized. ICTs can contribute to more inclusive participation in public policy processes, including ones that can lead to policy and regulatory decisions that promote environmental sustainability. However ICT applications to enable Access to Justice are so far very limited. Click on the article head to read more!

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