BUILDING BRIDGES OF DEMOCRACY - Invitation
Building Bridges of Democracy Project
Civil Society in Europe: A Regional Perspective
International NGO conference on the River Danube (3rd Phase)
under the auspices of CIVICUS in Europe
Budapest-Szentendre, Hungary 28-30 June, 2002
Dear Civil Colleagues,
On the basis of the positive results of the past two years of the “Building Bridges of Democracy” project (Vienna-Bratislava in 2000, Vienna in 2001), the third phase of the programme, in form of an international conference, will take place in Budapest-Szentendre, Hungary on 28-30 June, 2002. The project is developed in the partnership of The World of NGOs (Austria), SAIA - Service Centre for the Third Sector (Slovakia), the European House (Hungary), Civic Initiatives and the Center for the Development of the Nonprofit Sector (Yugoslavia) and is organised under the auspices of CIVICUS in Europe.
The overall purpose of the project is to develop an understanding and awareness of civil society in the region, the evolving democratic processes especially in South Eastern Europe and to promote the idea of European integration.
The international conference will take place in Budapest and Szentendre (25 km north of Budapest) including a boat trip on the River Danube.
Please find enclosed the draft programme. To register online please visit our new homepage at the www.civicusineurope.org or use the registration form attached.
We hope that many of you will attend and benefit from what promises to be an interesting and useful event.
We are looking forward to hearing from you soon,
CIVICUS European Regional Office