Final conferece of The Next Mile project in Bucharest, December 13, 2007

Final conferece of The Next Mile project in Bucharest, December 13, 2007
12.12.2007

On December 13, 2007 in Siqua Hotel,  Calea Plevnei, nr. 59A, sector 1 Bucharest

the final conference in the frame of The Next Mile project will take place:

"Provision of Social Services in Bulgaria and Romania – Partnership between NGOs and Local Authorities"

Representatives of local authroities and non-governmental organizations from both countries will participate. The conference aims to compare Bulgarian and Romanian experiences of partnership between local authorities and NGOs in the provision of social services and to present the results of The Next Mile project.  

AGENDA OF THE CONFERENCE

10:00 - 10:20 Introduction: The Next Mile Project – sharing project results
Elitsa Markova, Project Manager, OSI- Sofia
Ilona Mihăieş, Executive President, Euroregional Center for Democracy, Timişoara

10:20 – 10:30 The Personnel Exchange Service under the Next Mile Project
Evelina Gospodinova, Local Coordinator for Bulgaria, OSI- Sofia

10:30 – 12:30 Panel 1: The Role of Local Authorities in Planning, Providing and Contracting Social Services. The Experience in Bulgaria and Romania
Moderator: Ilona Mihăieş, Executive President, Euroregional Center for Democracy, Timişoara

10:30 – 10:45 The experience of Iaşi Municipality
Ionel Calapod, Director, Iaşi City Hall, Community Assistance Direction

10:45 - 11:00 The experience of Sofia Municipality
Mina Vladimirova, Director, Social Activities Directorate, Sofia Municipality

11:00 – 11:15 Coffee Break

11:15 – 11:30 The Role of the State in Planning Social Services for Children and Families in the Community on Regional Level
Galya Doncheva, Director, Regional Directorate for Social Assistance, Shoumen

11: 30 – 11:45 Provision of Social Services in Romania
Ioana Nedelcu, Superior Councellor, National Authority for the Protection of Children’s Rights (ANPDC)

11:45 – 12:00 Provision of Social Services in Public-Private Partnership
Nicoleta Foica, PR Coordinator, Pentru Voi Foundation, Timişoara

12:00 – 12: 15 Presentation of the Resource Centre for Social Services Providers,
Adina Dediu, Organizational Development Assistant, Inimă de Copil Foundation, Galati

12:00 – 12:30 Questions and Answers Session

12:30 – 13:30 Lunch break

13:30 – 16:00 Panel 2: Partnership between NGOs and Local Authorities in Provision of Social Services
Moderator: Elitsa Markova, Project Manager, OSI- Sofia

13:30 – 13:45 The Collaboration between the State and the Private Providers of Community Social Services
George Bogdanov, Programme Director, Institute for Social Activities and Practices - Sofia

13:45 – 14:00 Presentation of the Advisory Council on International Cooperation Development
Simeon Komatisnki, Senior Expert, Eurointegration Department, Shoumen Municipality

14:00 – 14:15 Presentation of the Social Services Provided by the Complex for Social Services for Children and Families, Shoumen
Ivelina Ivanova, Complex for Social Services for Children and Families, Shoumen

14:15 – 14:30 Presentation of the Holidays Programme for Children – a Delegated Municipal Activity to NGOs in Pazardzhik
Aneta Marinova and Martina Petkova – Ivanova, Social Workers, Complex for Social Services for Children and Families, Pazardzhik

14:30 – 14:45 Questions and Answers Session

14:45 – 15:00 Coffee Break

15:00 – 15:15 Immigration in Romania: Reality and Projections
Ioana Niang, President, Cultura Păcii Association, Bucharest

15:15 – 15:30 School as Social Service Provider
Ovidiu Voicu, Program Manager, Soros Foundation, Romania

15:30 – 15:45 Chance for Life - Short Presentation of Programs
Laura Holm, Executive assistant, Chance for Life Foundation, Bucharest

15:45 – 16:00 Final Discussion and Concluding Remarks

 
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