IRIS Network members: ASB, Solidar, LIRCD, ASYD and EDC, participated in Framework Partnership Agreements (FPAs) Closing Event on 10 -11 November 2016 in Skopje. The aim of the event is to discuss issue concerning general development of the civil society in the Western Balkans and Turkey and to generate concrete self-reflective recommendations for further improvements concerning civil society organizations (CSOs) and CSO networks, but focusing on needed internal changes – values, strategic approaches, relevance, constituencies, public image and other issues.
During the Event, IRIS Network presented achievements regarding social service provider capacity building and policy influencing in 7 countries in SEE. The participants discussed the current issues concerning the civil society in the region and identified other pending issues in the thematic areas of: environment, governance, and social development.
The conference was attended by representatives of the FPA projects, relevant key representatives from public institutions and CSOs from the Western Balkans and Turkey as well as representatives from EU institutions.