BCSDN’s Policy and Advocacy Officer – Ms. Biljana Spasovska will be the focal point for the newly created Balkan Sub-region within the CSO Partnership for Development Effectiveness (CPDE). CPDE is an open platform that unites civil society voices from around the world on the issue of development effectiveness. In order to develop a strong basis for CSO participation, CPDE works with a strong focus to support country, sub-regional and regional, and sectoral civil society, combining this with the coordinated regional and global work on development effectiveness.
BCSDN became the focal point for the region following the decision of CPDE’s Global Council to split the Non – EU Sub-region and make the Balkans a separate sub-region, along with the Black Sea sub-region. In the upcoming period a formal procedure will be established for electing a new representative for both sub-regions.
More information about CPDE is available here.