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
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.