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International Forum: “Sustainability of Civil Society Organizations in Post-Accession Central and Eastern Europe, the CIS, the Balkans and Turkey”
Bratislava City Hotel, Bratislava, Slovakia June 9-11, 2005

The Forum is organized by a group of Civil Society Organizations (the ECA NG Working Group) under the auspices of the EU Commission and the World Bank. The event is sponsored financially by a group of official donor agencies and private foundations: the Trust for Civil Society of Central and Eastern Europe, the Department for International Development (UK), the Euroasia Foundation, the EU Commission, Freedom House Europe, the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, the United States Agency for International Development, the World Bank and the World Bank Institute.

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International Forum: “Sustainability of Civil Society Organizations in Post-Accession Central and Eastern Europe, the CIS, the Balkans and Turkey” Hotel City Bratislava, Seberiniho 9 Bratislava, June 9-11, 2005
The Sustainability of the CSO sector is determined by a set of issues that can be clustered in the following groups: 1. Enabling Environment 2. Role of CSOs in Public Advocacy and Policy Dialogue 3. Role of CSOs in Delivery of Social Services 4. Financial Sustainability 5. Cross-regional Networking Wednesday, June 8
7:30

Opening Dinner

Hotel City Bratislava, Seberiniho 9

Thursday, June 9
Registration 09:30 - 10:30 Opening Session
08:30 -9:00

Presenters/Session Description
Mr. Pal Csaky, Deputy Prime Minister of the Slovak Republic Mr. Franco Nicora, Commission of the European Union Ms. Annette Dixon, World Bank Ms. Lidija Pavic-Rogosic, ECA NGO Working Group, Croatia Ms. Lenka Surotchak, Pontis Foundation, Slovakia

Chair: Ms. Lenka Surotchak
10:30 -11:00 Coffee Break 11:00 - 12:30 Plenary:

Mr. Martin Butora, Institute for Public Affairs, Slovakia The New Development Paradigm: Civil Society’s Role in a Changing Europe and Ms. Lola Abdusalimova, INTRAC, Uzbekistan Central Asia Mr. Nick Deychakiwsky, C.S. Mott Foundation, Ukraine Chair: Ms. Marcia Kran, UNDP Q&A

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12:30 2:00

Lunch

2:00 -3:00 Plenary: Mr. Pavol Demes, GMF, Slovakia The Enabling Environment for CSOs in a Mr. Auron Pashaj, Institute for Development, Research and Alternatives, Albania Changing Europe Chair: Mr. Max Gilbert, Council of Europe 3:00 -3:30 Coffee Break
3:30 -5:00

Ms. Rasma Pipike, Civic Society Alliance, Latvia Q&A

Break-out Sessions: The Role of CSOs in Public Advocacy and Policy Dialogue

1. The Role of Think Tanks Chair: Mr. Jan Pakulski, World Bank

2. Public Consultations 3. CSO Benchmarking and Information and Accountability Disclosure

5:00 – 5:30 How Can Sustainability be Enhanced? Intro in plenary for participants to be prepared for work at the end of Day 2. Wrap up of Day 1 7:00 -8:30 Opening Reception of the Knowledge Forum

Chair: Chair: Ms. Dubravka Velat, Civic Mr. Mihai Lisetchi, AIDInitiative, Serbia & ONG, Romania Montenegro Mr. Jacek Kucharczyk, Ms. Zuzana Wienk, Alliance Ms. Anne Badan, SGS, Institute for Public Affairs, Fair Play, Slovakia Switzerland Poland Ms. Mara Galaty, USAID Ms. Ana Dolidze, Georgian Mr. Michael Lee, Standards Ms. Emina Visnic, Croatian Young Lawyers of Excellence Institute, USA Youth Network Association, Georgia Mr. Petr Lebeda, Glopolis, Ms. Liliana Proskuryakova, Ms. Krista Baumane, Czech Republic St.Petersburg Center for Center for Public Policy Humanities and Political PROVIDUS, Latvia Studies “Strategy”, Russia 1. Enabling Environment 2. Role of CSOs in Public Advocacy and Policy Dialogue 3. Role of CSOs in Delivery of Social Services 4. Financial Sustainability 5. Cross-regional Networking Ms. Keti Dgebuadze, IICSR, Georgia and ECA NGO Working Group Ms. Mary McNeil, World Bank Institute Ms. Plamena Borisova, Institute for Environmental Strategies, Bulgaria

4. Civil Society and 5. Public Advocacy and Governance Coalition Building for Chair: Human Rights Ms. Neda MaleskaSacmaroska, Macedonian Chair: Center for International Ms. Alina Jurjević, Cooperation (MCIC), GONG, Croatia Macedonia Ms. Malin Stawe, EU Ms. Violeta Bau, Institute Commission for Public Policy, Romania Mr. Childerik Schaapveld, OSCE/ODIHR Ms. Snjezana Bokulic, Minority Rights Group, Hungary

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Friday, June 10
09:00 10.30 Break-out Sessions: Ensuring Financial Sustainability 1. Community Foundations

Presenters/Session Description
2. Corporate Social Responsibility 3. Financing of Civic Initiatives Chair: Mr. Zoran Puljic, Mozaik Foundation, Bosnia&Herzegovina 4. Endowments 5. Tax Deductions for Non-Profits

Chair: Chair: Ms. Lidija Pavic-Rogosic, Mr. Allan Bussard, ODRAZ, Croatia Integra Foundation, Slovakia
Mr. Juraj Mesik, World Bank Ms. Jana Kunicka, EFC Mr. Marcel Zajac, Ekopolis Foundation, Slovakia 10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break

Chair: Chair: Mr. Aristotelis Bouratsis, Jan Pakulski, World Bank EU Commission
Mr. Boris Strecansky, Ekopolis Ms. Jana Kadlecová, Foundation, Slovakia Sasakawa Peace Foundation Ms. Paulina Kalousova, Donors’ Forum, Czech Republic Ms. Ewa Kulik-Bielinska, Batory Foundation, Poland Mr. Jacek Wojnarowski, New Eurasia Foundation Mr. Mihai Lisetchi, AID-ONG, Romania

Mr. Piotr Mazurkiewicz, World Ms. Sussanna Tadevoryan, Bank Bridge of Hope, Armenia Mr. Serdar Dinler, CSR Association, Turkey Ms. Malgorzata Greszta, FOB, Poland Ms. Valentina Sivryukova, CNOK, Kazakhstan Ms. Cvjetana Plavsa Matic, National Foundation for Civil Society, Croatia

11:00-1 2:30

Plenary: The Role of CSOs in Sustaining Social Services

1. 2.
3.

Making Services Available to the Poor – Mr. Chris Anderson, Independent Consultant Social Accountability – Mr. Volodymyr Hnat, People’s Voice Project Local Government – CSO Partnerships for Social Service Delivery – Ms. Teresa Durand, DFID

Chair: Mary McNeil, World Bank Instit. 12:00 -2:00 Lunch

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Friday, June 10 – cont.

Presenters/Session Description

2:00 -3:30 Break-out sessions: Cross Regional Networking/Knowledge Management

1. Community Empowerment Network

2. East-East Civil Society 3. Cross-regional Networking 4. Knowledge 5. Networking with Bridging for Development Assistance Management and Multilateral and Bilateral Communities of Organizations Practice Chair: Chair: Chair: Chair: Chair: Ms. Mary McNeil, World Ms. Kristie Evenson, Mr. Mike Battcock, DFID Georgy Khachiev, Ms. Ivana Laginja, ZOE, Bank Institute Freedom House Europe Center for Economic Croatia Research, Uzbekistan Ms. Gulnara Febres, World Ms. Alena Panikova, OSI, Mr. Milan Nic, Pontis Ms. Irene Reshta, Open space Bank Institute Slovakia Foundation, Slovakia Siberian Civic Initiatives Support Centre, Russia Mr. Aziz Khudaibergenov, Ms. Natalija Sofiy, Mr. Jeremy Nagoda, EU Mr. Geoff Prewitt, UNDP Counterpart Sheriktesh, Ukrainian Step-by-Step Commission Kyrgyz Rep. Foundation, Ukraine Mr. Mehman Karimov, Save Mr. Balazs Jarabik, Pontis Mr. Petr Palvogyi, Demnet, Mr. Jacek Kucharczyk, the Children, Azerbaijan Foundation, Slovakia Hungary Institute for Public Affairs, Poland Mr. Adam Novak, Trialogue, Austria

3:30 - 4:00 Coffee Break 3:30 - 5:30 How Can Sustainability be Enhanced?
Follow-up break-out working groups to formulate action plans for follow–up activities after the Forum

1. Enabling Environment 2. Role of CSOs in Public Advocacy and Policy Dialogue Moderator: Moderator: Ms. Filiz Bikmen, TUSEV, Mr. Arman Vardanyan Turkey Social Policy and Development Center, Armenia

3. Role of CSOs in Delivery of 4. Financial Social Services Sustainability Moderator: Moderator: Ms. Mary Mcneil, World Bank Ms. Claire Ehmann, USAID

5. Cross-regional Networking Moderator: Ms. Sladjana Novota, SMART, Croatia

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7:00

Dinner

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Saturday June 11
09:00 11.00 Parallel Training Clinics: Capacity and Skills Building 1. Measuring Social Capital Mr. Rob Chase, World Bank

Presenters/Session Description
2. CSO Legal Framework 3. Use of Country Systems to 4. Participatory Implement Environmental Monitoring and and Social Safeguard Evaluation Policies Mr. Doug Rutzen, ICNL Mr. Stephen Lintner, World Mr. Igor Stojanovic, Bank Center for Civic Ms. Filiz Bikmen, TUSEV, Ms. Keti Dgebuadze, IICSR, Initiatives, Bosnia and Herzegovina Turkey Georgia Mr. Mihai Lisetchi, Ms. Plamena Borisova, AID-ONG, Romania Institute for Environmental Strategies, Bulgaria 5. Fundraising

Ms. Nives Ivelja, Association “MI”, Croatia

11:00 -12:00 Coffee Break/Open Space

12:00 -1:30 Lunch 1:30 -2:30 Plenary: Follow-up Working Groups Report Out on Action Plans, Next Steps Chair: Ms. Mary McNeil, WBI 2:30 -3:00 Closing panel Chair: Ms. Lidija Pavic, ODRAZ, and Ms. Lenka Surotchak, Pontis Foundation 3:30 -6:00 Optional: Sightseeing tour or Visit to Bratislava Community Foundation 1. Enabling Environment 2. Role of CSOs in Public Advocacy and Policy Dialogue 3. Role of CSOs in Delivery of Social Services 4. Financial Sustainability 5. Cross-regional Networking Mr. Aristotelis Bouratsis, EU Commission, Mr. Maninder Gill, World Bank, Jacek Wojnarowski, New Euroasia Foundation

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