The international conference entitled “Strengthening the triangle CSOs – National Governments – European Commission” will take place in Zadar, Croatia on the 19 and 20 October 2009 organised by European Citizen Action Service (ECAS), National Foundation for Civil Society Development (NFCSD) and the IMPACT European Centre fro Cross Sector Partnership. This conference is supported by European Commission DG Enlargements’ People to People programme.


Balkan Civil Society Development Network (BCSDN) in partnership with Aprodev organized a workshop under the title "The Right to Be Heard: The EU Enlargement Policy and Civil Society in the Western Balkans". The workshop took place on 10th September, 2009 in Brussels. It was attended by 42 representatives of local CSOs from the Balkan region, European Commission, European Parliament, EU networks as well as national governments and inter-governmental organizations from the region.


Annual Report presents not only a sheer overview of projects and activities that Association Vesta has carried out in 2008, but it also presents our overall progress, entirely dedicated to promotion of human rights, gender equality and civil dialogue. Therefore, it proves not only our devoted work, but also continuous growth and a steady organizational development.


The people of Bosnia and Herzegovina have shown resilience in the face of political leaders who have repeatedly failed them, and the international community must emulate that resilience and find a way of making the political system perform better, the High Representative and EU Special Representative, Valentin Inzko, said in a speech to diplomats in Vienna today.


In an effort to strengthen local mechanisms that ensure an ongoing public and individual commitment to more inclusive, integrative and tolerant schools and communities, this month the OSCE Mission to BiH completes a series of over 50 events aimed at promoting respect for diversity and a culture of tolerance.


The First Semi-annual Report "Monitoring of the BiH European integration process" was presented on 22 July 2009 at the Parliamentary Assembly of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The Report was prepared by the Foreign Policy Initiative of BiH as a part of the project "Monitoring of the European Integration process of Bosnia and Herzegovina".


On 6th July, the Balkan Civil Society Development Network (BCSDN) held its Founding Assembly in Skopje, Macedonia. After 8 years since being initiated as a pilot project and over 5 years of its transformation to a network.