After a 6 months inception period, the 18 projects (among them Balkan Civil Society Acquis-Strengthening the Advocacy and Monitoring Potential and Capacities of CSOs) presented their Strategies for work over the next 36 months at an Inception conference “EC and CSO Partners: Growing Together” held in Belgrade on 23 and 24 May. The conference brought together over 200 representatives of CSO (project partners) from the region and Europe and EC to discuss the work under each project and exchange so far lessons-learned in terms of resources, communication, networking and seek each other’s reviews of project strategies. BCSDN was present with 7 representatives of lead and partner organizations from Macedonia, Serbia and Turkey. More information on the conference will be available from TACSO website. Information on all 18 projects is available here.