Balkan Civic Practices #2- A Practical Guide to Partnership

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balkan-civic-practices-2Balkan Civil Society Development Network is presenting the second issue of the publication Balkan Civic Practices. This edition carries the title “A Practical Guide To Partnership: How to Make it Work”. The publication was inspired by the training programmes on partnership and networking which took place in Feketic (Serbia) and Tirana (Albania) respectively on 26-28 April and 17-19 May 2006.

This publication has been devoted to publishing presentations and recommendations to the experiences and best practices of partnership from EU neighbouring countries and BCSDN members. This guide will try to explore the concepts and ideas it underlies as well as some of the forms and structures it can take. The main perspective taken by this guide will be partnership within the EU and a focus on the EU Strucural Funds (SF), most of the arguments and practices presented are applicable across a number of other policy areas within both of the EU context but also the national, regional and local contexts. The publication was prepared by European Citizen Action Services, Belgium with participation of the Macedonian Center for International Cooperation (Macedonia), Ecumenical Humanitarian Organization (Serbia), and Diakonia Agapes (Albania).

It aims at objective of the second issue is promotion of exchange experience, best practices, and learned lessons in the partnerships among NGO’s  as a way of civil society development in SEE.

Balkan Civic Practices are to be published periodically, once to twice a year. Every issue is to contain articles on a focus theme and related topics, based on previously help workshop where same issues are to be discussed. The selection of topics is done by the network. The publication is translated in three regional languages (Albanian, Serbian/Croatian, and Macedonian).

 Balkan Civic Practices #2 (PDF)


1. Partnership in the EU
1.1 The new Structural Funds Architecture and Partnership
2. Types and Formes of Partnership
2.1 Strategic Partnership
2.2 Project Partnership
3. Territorial Pacts: A Practical Example of Partnership
3.1 Examples of Territorial Pacts as Best Practices
3.2 Tips on Territorial Pacts
Annex: Short List of Civil Society’s Network

Hard copies in limited addition are available at the network Secretariat at:

BCSDN Executive Office
Mit. Teodosij Gologanov 39/2-2
1000 Skopje, Macedonia
Tel.: + 389 (0)2 614 42 11

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