Capacity Building for NGO-Business Partnerships

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Duration: 1 January, 2008 – 31 December, 2008

Project objective: To build the capacity of environmental NGOs from Bulgaria, Romania and Macedonia to establish working partnerships with business organizations and public authorities for participation in the implementation of environmental policy; transfer know-how and best practices from EU 25 for cooperation between environmental NGOs, business and public authorities, develop practical skills of 3 environmental organizations for participation in the implementation of environmental policy, through increasing business-NGO-public authorities collaboration. During the training periods representatives of the three ecological and business organizations establish joint initiatives for further cooperation.

Location: Bulgaria, Romania, Macedonia, Belgium

Results: Increased skills of the team members for building NGO – business partnerships for the implementation of the environmental policy. Thirty organizations members with increased capacity for building NGO – business partnerships and ability for implementing environmental legislation.

Project partner(s):

  • TIME Foundation, Bulgaria (lead partner)
  • Ruse Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Bulgaria)
  • Group One (Belgium)
  • Mare Nostrum (Romania)
  • Association of SMEs - Constanza PIMM (Romania)
  • Proaktiva (Macedonia)

Project Donor(s): EuropeAid