30 June 2016
As part of the International Danube Day events in Hungary the European House joined forces with other CSOs including the Danubiana Network Association and the Alliance of Social Organisations (TESZ) and organised a seminar in Budapest where the key-note address was delivered by Mr Gábor Jenei, Deputy Head, Danube Contact Point Hungary. He referred to the 6th Annual Forum of the EUSDR to be hosted by Hungary during the second half of 2017. During the debate participants stressed the need for a more organised and systematic involvement of CSOs in the implementation of the EUSDR as foreseen int he Commission document (COM 2014.284 final) concerning the governance of macro-regional strategies. The seminar proved to be an adequate civil kick-off event for the 2017 Annual Forum.
24 June 2016
The Director of the European House had a productive meeting in Vienna with Mr Franz Neunteufl, Head of the Austrian umbrella body Interessenvertretung Gemeinnützinger Organisationen (IGO) and were of the opinion that civil society contacts and interactions between the two neighbouring countries should be intensified. Exchange of information and visits should be the first steps and European issues including the EU Strategy for the Danube Region (EUSDR) are important reference points for both sides. Agreement was also reached on partnerships in joint projects.
14 June 2016
In line with the position taken at its Annual General Meeting the European House decided to launch a campaign in support of „The Appeal of 9 May. A Roadmap for a New European Renaissance”. This document has been initiated by an influential group of public figures including active politicians with different orientations. The proposed action fields covers such issues as reinforcing European democracy or management of refugee flows.
10 June 2016
European House as member of the CSO Fundraising and Programme Network (FPN) based in Brussels was part and supported of the FPN research project titled „The Shifting Foundation Landscape”. The primary objective of the paper is to create bridges between civil society organisations first of all FPN members and foundations leading to a mutually beneficial relationship. The finalised version of the report will be available soon.