Building CSO Capacity for Regional cooperation within the Black Sea Region

Project Description
The Black Sea NGO Forum, launched in 2008 by the Romanian NGDO Platform – FOND, brought together over 1.400 participants from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bulgaria, Georgia, Greece, Republic of Moldova, Turkey, Ukraine, Romania, Russia, and other EU member states active in the wider Black Sea region in order to tackle the challenges and create opportunities for cooperation for the civil society.

Building further on the success of the Forum, the project ‘’Building CSO Capacity for Regional cooperation within the Black Sea Region’’ will contribute to the stability and prosperity in the Black Sea Region, in line with the goals of the Black Sea Synergy, by strengthening the civil society organisations (CSOs) capacity for cooperation in the context of sustainable development and societal resilience in the post-pandemic period. In this respect, the activity package is supporting joint initiatives and regional thematic cooperation through: sub-granting, mobility fund, thematic events, operationalization of the internal structures etc.
Specific Objective
For the new project, in order to achieve greater success in accordance with the project goals, the objectives were set up in line with activities that will be focused on more specific needs, especially taking into consideration the COVID-19 pandemic context and its impact on the capacity of the civil society. The overall objectives of the project are as follows:

- Consolidating the capacity of the Forum's internal structures (Working Groups, Advisory Group, National Focal Points Network).
- Providing support for joint partnerships among CSOs in the region.
- Increasing the visibility of the Black Sea NGO Forum as a regional cooperation mechanism.
- Increasing the visibility of activities developed by the participants and partners of the Black Sea NGO Forum.
Expected Results
- Reformatted Strategic Framework of the Black Sea NGO Forum adapted to post-pandemic realities.
- A Sub-granting scheme organised and implemented for the development of regional CSO networks.
- Mobility Fund exchanges awarded to support civil society experts and professionals from the Black Sea Region.
- Thematic events organised on priority subjects for the Forum.

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Priority Area:
Partnership that empowers
Civil society
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EaP Countries:
Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Republic of Moldova, Ukraine
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