Black Sea Regional Development Network: Transfer of Visegrad Experience in Regional Development to Black Sea EaP countries
The BRD-NET project’s aim was to strengthen the capacity of NGOs and local experts, and their ability to attract EU expertise and funding for regional development, and to improve synergies between the third sector’s and local governments’ initiatives in the Black Sea EaP countries by tapping into the experience of the Visegrad countries.
The project offered an international online course on project development to acquire project proposal preparation and coalition building skills, Dialogues of Partners in 8 pilot municipalities to ensure communication and exchange between NGOs, local governments and businesses, which led to formation ofLocal Development Groups, as well as access to information and exchange through the information hubat www.brd-net.org with essential information for analysis and project development as well as fundraising.
The project was implemented in 2014 by the Regional Development Centre ‘Top-Kaya’ in partnership with organizations from Georgia, Moldova and Visegrad countries, and is supported by the International Visegrad Fund www.visegradfund.org. You can read more about this project here or visit its social networks page www.facebook.com/BrdNet