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NGOs are invited to matchmaking seminar in Lithuania

2014 01 13
NGOs are invited to matchmaking seminar in Lithuania

We invite NGOs to engage in bilateral relations between Lithuanian and Norwegian, Icelandic and Lichtenstein organizations in the framework of NGO Programme Lithuania.

 

The second call for proposals will be announced on 20 January. To strenghten bilateral relations, NGOs are invited to apply to attend the matchmaking seminar that will take place in Vilnius on 12 February 2014. 

One of the key objectives of NGO Programme Lithuania is to strengthen bilateral relations between the Donor States and Lithuania.

On 12th February, 2014 the meeting of NGOs from Lithuania, Norway, Liechtenstein and Iceland will be held in Vilnius. This matchmaking seminar aims at extending NGO field of activity, establishing and developing bilateral relations and partnerships.

During the seminar, the participants will discuss the advantages, benefits and opportunities of bilateral partnership, as well as share their good practice - challenges met, lessons learned, benefits gained.

The seminar will provide space to review the real opportunities with future partners for mutual collaboration as well as common ground for anticipatory projects.

The specific priorities for this call are sharing experience and tools in working on fighting discrimination on all grounds especially covering disability issues as well as domestic and gender based violence, sexual harassment, racism and xenophobia, homophobia, transgender issues, discrimination of HIV positive/AIDS patients. Other priorities include projects contributing to working on environment protection and those who contribute to ensuring human rights in Belarus.

Organizations working in the following fields are invited to apply: 

racism and xenophobia

homophobia, transgender issues

community-based services for children with disabilities and/or mental disorders and their families

watchdog and monitoring, legal advocacy, reporting and strategic litigation

environment protection (bigger NGOs)

contributing to ensuring human rights in Belarus.

The Lithuanian Programme Operators will cover the travel and accomodation cost (2 nights) for one person as well as two dinners.

Please fill in the registration form and send it to Vilma Gabrieliūtė (you may enter approximate flight cost, but please do not purchase tickets before your attendance is confirmed). The confirmation will be sent upon receipt of the registration form.