Civil society organizations participation in the implementation of rural development policies

12.9.2017 - KIEV
International Conference for the Black Sea Region.
The Conference gathered CSOs and representatives of publicinstitutions.The event provoked a practical exchange of ideas – related to the policies and actions which can create a viable basis for long-term social and economic well-being of rural and small-farming communities across theregion. The participants represented CSOs and public institutions from the Black Sea countries and experts from Central European countries, the Baltic states and the Balkans. The meeting aslo enabled the exchange of experiences resulting from the best practices enforced in the partner countries as well as helped develop forward-looking practical steps, policies and actions in the field of sustainable rural development and small farming.

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Valdis Kudins, Alliance for Cross-sectoral Sustainable Development (Latvia)
Development of LEADER approach in Latvia

Anahit Ghazanchyan, President at Development Principles NGO (Armenia)
Effectiveness of NGOs

Anneli Kana, Member of Board, Kodukant, the Estonian Village Movement (Estonia)
National Movements for Rural Sustainable development in Estonia

Roman Korinets, expert on Rural Development, Ministry of Agriculture - Office of Reforms (Ukraine)
The role of Policy makers in effective CSOs participation

Sergiu Mihailov, Director of Pro Cooperare Regionala (Moldova)
Establishment of Local Action groups- Promotion of LEADER approach from grassroots level

Vyara Stefanova, chairwoman of Society for Territorial and Environmental Prosperity - STEP (Bulgaria)
Participatory approach for rural development

Atilla Szocs, Eco-Ruralis (Romania)
Grassroots involvement in Rural development policy in Romania

Sergey Tarasyuk, Director, International fund for rural development (Belarus)
LEADER implementation in Belarus - tools and approaches

Rostyslav Kos, Director, Karpatske Kolo, Dolyna, Ivano-Frankivsk oblast (Ukraine)
Local initiatives in the Western Ukraine

This regional thematic meeting is part of the follow-up activities of the 9th edition of the Black Sea NGO Forum organised by the Romanian NGDO Platform – FOND, with the financial support of the European Commission, the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in partnership with UNDP Regional Center for Europe and Central Asia, and CSO Partnership for Development Effectiveness – CPDE

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