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Hungary: Towards a local development strategy for Central and Eastern Europe

16 Aprile Apr 2008 0200 16 aprile 2008

For 2 days Budapest will host some of Europe's most prominent third sector decision makers to discuss local development strategies at a conference organised by Euclid

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For 2 days Budapest will host some of Europe's most prominent third sector decision makers to discuss local development strategies at a conference organised by Euclid

Euclid, the European network of third sector leaders, is holding its much awaited conference in Budapest between the 18th & 17th April, and tomorrow to discuss strategies for promoting local development in the Central and Eastern European region.

The conference, held in partnership with CIB Bank and the European Commission, will explore multi-stakeholder approaches to local development, with a special focus on the partnership between financial institutions and the third sector. The event aims to create a forum for European leaders from public life, business, the third sector and multilateral organisations to network, build partnerships and give voice to best practices and expertise.

Speakers will include the Hungarian Minister for economy and transport, the CEO of CIB bank Hungary, the president of the Hungarian Red cross and representatives of the European Commission, but it is during the workshops that Euclid hopes to achieve the most concrete results. Three specific themes will be addressed ? social finance, innovative funding strategies and transparent leadership ? and speakers and participants will be given the opportunity to share their expertise and ideas, best practises and mistakes. It is hoped that proposals for a concrete action plan for the development of the Eastern and Central European region will be drawn up as the basis for future implementation.

In the run up of the event Vita Europe has met with some of the conference?s protagonists, to get a taster of the conference?s hot topics.

More info
www.euclidnetwork.eu