VIII Baltic Sea NGO Forum 2009

Representatives of diversified civil society organizations from the region of the Baltic Sea states and adjacent areas assembled in Elsinore in Denmark from the 26th of February to the 1st of March 2009. The organizations, networking in the Baltic Sea NGO Forum, covered social issues, human rights, environment, culture and education.

The NGO Forum in Elsinore was also attended by representatives of the Danish government, the Council of the Baltic Sea States (CBSS), the Nordic Council of Ministers, the Nordic Council, the European Commission, The Baltic Sea Parliamentary Conference (BSPC), the European Parliament and Baltic Development Forum.

The civil society organizations met to discuss social inclusion, civil dialogue, lifelong learning, cultural diversity, sustainable development, environment, human rights, culture, co-operation with media and fundraising for transnational co-operation.

The work of the Forum was designed in 5 work groups: the working group "Lifelong Learning", the working group "Tolerance and Cultural Diversity", the working group "Social Inclusion", the working group "Group Environment & Climate change" and Civil Dialogue workshop.

As a result of discussions in the working groups recommendations were composed and formulated in the Final Declaration that could be downloaded.

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