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Conference: Civil Society Transformations on the Way to the European Union, Zagreb, 17-19 April 2013‏

Call for Contributions: Civil Society Transformations on the Way to the
European Union

First call for contributions to the regional conference organized by TACSO
project (Technical Assistance to Civil Society organizations)
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Civil Society Transformations on the Way to the European Union
Looking at the past, present and future

17 – 19 April, 2013, Zagreb, Croatia

The aim of this regional conference is to identify key challenges faced by
CSOs in the framework of the EU enlargement process and to present the
changes that CSOs and other actors in the field went through during that
process. The main objective is to articulate the lessons learned in the
course of the accession process, especially during the four-year presence
of TACSO in the region, and to assist CSOs in the Western Balkans and
Turkey to cope with the challenges that are ahead.

CSO representatives, activists, academics, practitioners and artists
involved with civil society issues in the Western Balkans and Turkey are
invited to submit a summary of their proposed contributions on the
following sub-themes:

Role and capacity of CSOs on the way to the EU
State vs. Civil Society

by 17 September 2012:

The summary may not exceed two pages (double spaced, Times New Roman font,
12 point) and it should briefly describe the content of the contribution,
presentation method to be used and technical equipment needed for the

We encourage contributions in the following formats (though the
contributors are free to choose a different format as well):

Pecha Kucha (for details please consult
Poster presentations
Interactive workshops (discussing some of the conference sub-themes or
sharing specific experience/knowledge/skill with a group of up to 20
Short films

The official language of the conference is English. The contributions are
to be delivered in English and the authors are themselves responsible for
organising translation/interpretation if needed.

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