The "Environment Forum" is a project intended to support environmental non-governmental
organizations (NGOs) from Croatia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Albania, Bosnia and
Herzegovina, Montenegro, Serbia, Kosovo under UNSCR 1244, and Turkey in their active and
constructive role in the EU enlargement process. The project builds on the previous NGO Dialogue
and New NGO Forum which were focused on the issues of information exchange and improvement in
transparency between NGOs and the European Commission. One of the goals of the present project
is to develop capacities of NGOs to establish a constructive dialogue with national authorities and the
Please read enclosed Terms of References and visit project web site at www.envforum.eu to learn
more about the project.
TO FIND OUT IF YOUR ORGANIZATION IS CONCERNED, SEE IF THE FOLLOWING APPLY:
►Your organization is an officially registered group of citizens or other public associations.
►Your purpose relates to environmental conservation and sustainable development taking in the
specific context of the EU accession process.
►You are a non profit and non-commercial organization.
►You do not act as an official governmental body nor are you formally affiliated with government.
►You work at the local and/or regional and/or national and/or international level.
►Your organization has a presence in public life, expressing the interests and values of their
members or others, based on ethical, cultural, political, scientific, or philanthropic considerations.
►Your organization is not a trade union, political organization or party, faith based group, business
associations or academic institution.
►You are legally and operatively based in one of the following countries: Croatia, the former
Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Serbia, Kosovo
under UNSCR 1244, or Turkey.
►You agree to the Terms of Reference for the selected NGOs (Enclosed document).
If you answered YES to all the above questions, you may proceed to the Application Form.
Please fill in the form online by clicking here, or download the application form here and submit it to
firstname.lastname@example.org before September 30, 2009. Please, feel free to pass a copy on to your
colleagues in other NGOs should they have any interest in participating in this project. Do not hesitate
to contact us (using the email above, or at the telephone number: +421 904 933 537) should you have
any questions about completing the form.
1. Name of the organization (original name in your language):
2. English translation of the name of your organization (if applicable):
3. Abbreviation or Short version of the name (If you use any):
5. Postal address (including postcode, street and number, town):
6. Telephone and Fax (include country and city code):
7. E-mail address:
8. Website address of the organization:
9. Head or Leader of the organization and her/his position (For instance: Martin Eden, Executive Director)
I. ORGANIZATIONAL CAPACITY
I.1. Person responsible for the project in your NGO and his/her position (it should be the person who will directly
participate, work and coordinate the project activities) Please do not forget to enclose short professional CV.
I.2. When and where was your organization registered?
I.3. How many people are employed in your organization
full time: part time:
I.4. How many members does your organization have?
I.5. How many volunteers participate in your activities?
I.6. Level of activity (tick all that applies):
Ԕ local level Ԕ regional (within the country)
Ԕ national Ԕ European / international
I.7. Is your NGO a member of any network at the European/international, national, regional or local level?
(Please list them)
I.8. Activities (tick all that apply):
Ԕcommunity organising (e.g., Local Agenda 21, LEAP)
Ԕconferences / events / meetings/ education
Ԕpress and media work
Ԕnegotiation and dialogue facilitation
Ԕtraining / capacity building
ԔOther (pls. Specify):...................................................
II. THEMATIC FOCUS
II.1. Main policy themes/topics on which your organization is active (tick all that apply):
ԔMultilateral Environmental Agreements (MEA)
ԔEnvironmental Impact Assessment (EIA)
ԔStrategic Environmental Assessment (SEA)
Ԕ Access to Information
Ԕ Public Participation
Ԕ Climate change
Ԕ Water management
ԔIntegrated Pollution Prevention and Control (IPPC)
Ԕagriculture/agricultural policies/organic/traditional farming
Ԕbiodiversity conservation/nature protection
Ԕconsumer rights and protection
Ԕeco labelling and certification (e.g., EMAS/ISO)
Ԕenergy nuclear/foosil/renewable/energy efficiency
Ԕsustainable tourism/ eco-tourism
Ԕtransport / traffic
ԔOther (pls. Specify):...................................................
II.2. What are the topics/themes where you would like to get more information and inputs from Environment
II.3. What are the topics/themes where you may provide your expertise for preparatory and annual meetings?
III. INVOLVEMENT IN THE EU ENLARGEMENT PROCESS
III.1. Describe relevance of the EU enlargement process for your NGO - e.g., is it affecting your work, do you use
some of the opportunities enlargement provide, or you plan to do so?( max. ½ page):
III.2. Did you participate in the previous NGO Dialogue or NGO Forum? (please specify which years):
III.3. Did your NGO participate in any NGO twinning programme funded by DG ENV, by other EU
agencies/programmes, or by other EU countries? If yes, please shortly describe (max ½ page).
III.4. List any relevant projects / campaigns / activities carried out by your NGO in the last 5 years which you
believe are related to the EU accession process:
Name Duration Main goals/outcomes
IV. INFORMATION DISSEMINATION
IV.1. Do you publish information dissemination materials (e.g., newsletter, magazine, briefs, leaflets, web page)?
(please list title and frequency if periodical) :
IV.2. Do you prepare and publish reports, studies, or position papers related to the EU accession agenda?
(please provide examples):
IV.3. How would your NGO use and/or disseminate information on the EU enlargement process to the other
V. WORK WITH OTHER STAKEHOLDERS IN THE EU ENLARGEMENT
V.1. How is your NGO cooperating with other NGOs on the national/regional or local level?
V.2. Have you got experience in working, or involving other stakeholders into your activities (e.g., public officials,
municipalities, or business)?
V.3. Does your NGO have working experience with organizing/participating in policy dialogue with other
stakeholders in your country (e.g., governmental agencies, municipalities or business)? (please provide some
V.4. Is your NGO interested and able to co-organize preparatory meetings on EU enlargement in your home
country with involvement of governmental representatives and other stakeholders (see Terms of References for
V.5. Where do you see biggest obstacles and barriers to organizing meetings on the EU enlargement process
in your country (involving governmental representatives and other stakeholders)?
Any other comment or information you think may be relevant for consideration of your organization for
participation in the Environment Forum:
Ԕ I confirm that the above information is true and correct. Our NGO understands that any false
information or deliberate omissions may disqualify us from the selection process or may lead to termination of
our participation in the project.
Ԕ We agree, that in the case our NGO is selected for participation in the Environment Forum, some of the
information may be used for creating profile of our organization at the project web site. The profile will be
approved with the NGO prior to its posting on the web.
Please do not forget to enclose short professional CV of the person who will be main contact point and your
expert for this project.
Name and position of the person fulfilling the form on behalf of your NGO: _____________________
THANK YOU FOR FULLFILLING OF THE APPLICATION FORM.
PLEASE SEND THIS DOCUMENT TO: email@example.com PRIOR THE DEADLINE OF SEPTEMBER 30,