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Tuesday, May 12 • 09:00 - 10:30
3D: Support Strategies for Civic Space: A Donor Perspective
Limited Capacity seats available

Join this mini-plenary to participate in a conversation with some of the key donorssupporting civic space about their strategies, the impact they hope to achieve, and the challenges they are facing.

Resource Materials:


A Mapping of Existing Initiatives to Address Legal Constraints on Foreign Funding of Civil Society

European Union

  1. Communication from the European Commission: The roots of democracy andsustainable development: Europe's engagement with Civil Society in externalrelations (De-Facto Policy)
  2. External Website (Contains information about EU Country Roadmaps for engagementwith Civil Society)
  3. Case study: Developing a Strategy for Cooperation of the Government with the Civil Society in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia  
  4. Case study: Developing policies for cooperation between public authorities and civil society for the benefit of Iraqi citizens
  5. Case study: The Local Government Watch programme in the Philippines

Donor Working Group on Cross-Border Philanthropy

  1. Introduction to the donor working group on cross-border philanthropy

Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Netherlands

  1. Dialogue and Dissent (Policy Framework)
  2. Dialogue and Dissent and Enabling Environment (Presentation)

  1. Stand with Civil Society: Best Practices Paper

  1. Swedish Aid Policy Framework (includes Sweden’s policy on support to and cooperation with civil society)

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Goran Buldioski

Co-Director, Open Society Initiative for Europe
Goran Buldioski is the program director of the Open Society Think Tank Fund and co-director of the Open Society Initiative for Europe.He has conducted and coordinated policy relevant research on democratization and the role of independent research in policy processes, carried out... Read More →

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Claire Ehmann

Civil Society and Media Division Chief, U.S. Agency for International Development
Claire Ehmann is the Division Chief for Civil Society & Media in USAID's Center of Excellence on Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance, where she oversees a team of experts that provide technical assistance to USAID missions worldwide, and manage global programs related to civil... Read More →
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Karin Fällman

Senior Policy Specialist, Civil Society Unit, Department for Partnerships and Innovation, Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency
Karin is a political scientist by training. She has worked with civil society development for CSOs, the OSCE, Sida, and the Swedish Embassies as well as on a consultancy basis. She has been posted in Southern Africa, Latin America and the Western Balkans. Currently, Karin works at... Read More →
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Cornelius Hacking

Senior Policy Officer, Civil Society Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Netherlands
After almost 24 years abroad, Cornelius returned to the Netherlands in 2013. Previous positions include Policy Officer at the European Commission (in Brussels) working on Aid Effectiveness of the EU and of Member States and First Secretary to the Royal Netherlands Embassies in Pretoria... Read More →
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Thomas Nikolaj Hansen

Programme Manager, DG International Cooperation and Development, European Commission
Thomas is responsible for policy and guidance within the unit of the European Commission (DEVCO) responsible for Europe's engagement with civil society and local authorities in external relations. He coordinates the exercise to develop EU Country Roadmaps for Engagement with Civil... Read More →
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Poonam Joshi

Director of London Office, Fund for Global Human Rights
Poonam Joshi joined the Fund as the Head of London Office in December 2012. Prior to joining the Fund, Poonam worked as a consultant to the Sigrid Rausing Trust, where she was Acting Director of the Women's Rights program and from March 2011 developed the Trust’s new grant-making... Read More →

Tuesday May 12, 2015 09:00 - 10:30 CEST
Room B2