Tuesday, 18 November 2008

Serving the Citizen: Promoting NGO-Public Sector Partnership

“Serving the Citizen: Promoting NGO-Public Sector Partnership”

Organised in the framework of the Legal and Regulatory Framework Reform of Civil Society in Cyprus on 27-28 November 2008 at the Holiday Inn, in Nicosia.

The conference aims:

¨ To share international / European best practice experiences between new EU member states and the Western Balkans with local stakeholders.

¨ To promote learning from best practice in such areas as NGO registration, public benefit status, public financing of NGOs, government-NGO relations, and forms of supporting NGOs.

¨ To increase the capacity of all stakeholders involved – government, NGOs, lawyers, and other decision-makers – to support the reform of the institutional framework in which civil society functions in Cyprus.

¨ To showcase case studies from Cyprus for a regional audience.

¨ To increase dialogue and enhance relations between civil society and the Cyprus government services through a knowledge-sharing experience.

Participants will have the opportunity to participate in plenary sessions, roundtable discussions and workshops with prominent experts: Mr. Jeremy McBride, Expert Council on NGO Law, Council of Europe, Professionals on the NGO legal reform from Estonia, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and Croatia, Mr. Ninos Savvides, Planning Bureau, Mr. Jaco Cilliers, UNDP-ACT, Members from the NGO Working Group.

For further information contact: Isabelle Ioannides, PhD

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