On the 5th of December, BCSDN’s Board held its 4th session in Skopje to discuss the network’s activities in 2013 and enter into the new Mid-term strategy 2015-2017 planning phase. This Board meeting was special as it mainly served to translate and upgrade internal governance practices into acts needed for a mature and growing network. The accountancy and reporting standards were adopted while the newly developed internal governance acts such as the Executive Office rulebook, Board Rules of procedure, and procedure for election of the Executive Director were discussed and will be adopted after finalization in early 2014. The draft Annual Report 2013 and the draft Annual Plan 2013 (with projection 2014-2015) were also adopted. A network code of conduct defining elements such as relations between the network and members, fundraising etc. will also be developed in 2014. Members can access documents through the BCSDN Intranet. Annual Report, Annual Plan, and other documents will be available to the public once updated and finally adopted by the BCSDN Council in April, 2014.