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Central Training 2005

14-15 March, 2005 - Bratislava


With a special focus on Platform Development, CONCORD Working Groups, Information sharing.


Central Training participants 2005


The Bratislava Central Training Seminar for NGDO Platforms of New Member States (NMS) focused on the following main topics:


  • Developments in the platforms of new EU member states / in CONCORD/ in the EC
  • Content of CONCORD Working Groups
  • Information sharing/ multiplying information in the platform and in the national NGOs 


The various Working Groups of the European NGDO confederation CONCORD are essential pools of expert knowledge and experience. But how can NGDOs from the New Member States know where and how to participate, and how best to share that knowledge back home? The Central Training Seminar also encouraged a structured exchange of experience and information between the national platforms in the NMS. There was some extra time to discuss the host country, Slovakia, where NGDOs have established better-than-average relations with their Ministry of Foreign Affairs and are actively involved in both overseas and development education projects, with support from the official SlovakAid programme.


View the Agenda

Read the Minutes (32 pages).

Summary of the Minutes (3 pages).

Handouts Platform Presentations: 
Slovak Republic
Czech Republic


Powerpoint Presentations on NGDO platforms/networks given at the seminar:
Slovak platform MVRO
, by Maja Calfova
Czech platform FoRS
, by Daniel Svoboda
Estonian Roundtable for Development Cooperation
, by Riina Kuusik
Hungarian platform HAND
, by Reka Balogh
Latvian NGDO platform
, by Andris Gobins
Lithuanian NGDO platform
, by Julius Norvila
Presentation on Romanian NGOs
, by Ionut Sibian (Civil Society Development Foundation)

APRODEV paper on Financial Perspectives 2007-2013 and EU as global actor.
View the Powerpoint Presentation on the Financial Perspectives 2007-2013 and the EU as a global actor, by Karine Sohet, APRODEV

Networking at the European Level: 
Global Security and Development Network

- View the Powerpoint Presentation on the GSD Network, by Howard Mollett, BOND 
Alliance 2015


Description of CONCORD Working Groups

View the Powerpoint Presentation on the Presidency WG, by Howard Mollett, BOND
Further documents: Presidency Group Action Plan 2005BOND Manifesto
View the Powerpoint Presentation on the Development Education Forum, by Rilli Lappalainen, DEF, Kehys/Finish NGDO Platform

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