The Danube Civil Society Forum (DCSF) is foreseen in the Action Plan of the EU Commission for the EU Strategy for the Danube Region in 4th pillar „Strengthening the Danube Region“ as the platform for Civil Society cooperation, opinion and capacity building, as well as networking the Danube Region.
The DCSF was founded on 1 July 2011 at the first general conference with more than 100 participants from 14 Danube countries, national, regional, and international NGOs, representatives from churches, minorities, academia, as and as well as representatives from the EU Parliament, the EU Commission, the EU Presidency (Hungary) and other EU institutions.
While the DCSF acted in close cooperation and in consensus with the responsible EU institutions, the Danube Civil Society Forum is a self-organized and independent NGO structure.
The Danube Civil Society Forum is the platform for civil society dialogue and networking in the Danube basin under the EU Strategy for the Danube Region (EUSDR). It functions as the interface for structured consultations between civil society and public and private authorities on the regional, national and EU level as well as to international and intergovernmental organisations active in the region.
The Danube Civil Society Forum is dedicated to support civil society organisations in the Danube basin. It aims to promote and enhance civil society participation and networking in the framework of the European Union Strategy for the Danube Region.
The Forum is registered under the Austrian law. It has 112 members; 74 regular members and 38 observers as of 1st August 2011.
Bank account: FOSTEREUROPE, Projektkonto DCSF IBAN: AT073300000001118702 BIC: RLBBAT2E
Since 2013, ALDA grants the scholarship “Gianfranco Martini”, in memory of the Honorary President.
The objective is to receive high-quality academic research and analysis for ALDA’s fields of activity, to develop new strategies of action and further promote these values. This is why ALDA will award it to a student or researcher developing a study work or project related to the following topics: local democracy, engagement of civil society and/or interethnic language.
As part of the international project „Bread connects”, ILEU invites you to join the digital photo campaign “Give a sign of friendship”. Be part of something bigger: 1.000 signs for the 10th anniversary of the Danube-Networkers. Taking part is easy! Just take a picture of yourself or your friends holding a bread/baked good and the leaflet. Send us your picture until June 30th 2018 (firstname.lastname@example.org). People of all ages, ethnic origins and social backgrounds are invited to participate.
The Second Biennale of Citizen Participation took part on 22nd Jan 2018 in the Aula Magna of Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski. The event was jointly organised by the Citizen Participation Forum and the Bulgarian Center for Non-profit Law in partnership with the European Council for Foreign Relations and BlueLink Foundation.
Young Citizens Danube Network is pleased to invite you to the #refugeepanorama Conference, a unique event which brings together young leaders and youth workers from the Danube region to explore and exchange views on xenophobia and the European migration crisis.
By adopting different methods of non-formal education, #refugeepanorama will allow representatives from like-minded civil society organizations and initiatives to learn how to independently conduct our trademark Compass Workshop and to spread the tool among their own target groups.
Day of the Four Freedoms of the European Union in Niš
Belgrade Open School (BOS) , project partner of the Foster Europe Foundation in the project EU3Doms, organized an international event Day of the Four Freedoms of the European Union that took place at Space for Creative ActivitiesDeli (2a Davidova street, Niš) on Friday, 9th June 2017.