Partnership talks: focus on our seminar of October, 27

On Thursday, October 27th, 2016, COTA co-organized with ACODEV an entitled study day : ” the partnership, from the definition to the practice ” at the House of the women” of Schaerbeek.

About twenty participants, representing a dozen organizations from the Belgian civil society, came to exchange on this central subject in the driving of their projects.

After an analysis of the normalized definitions of the partnership, mostly setted up by the funders, and an inventory of fixtures of the works realized on the partnership by the national platforms of NGO of some nearby European countries, the participants testified on the reality of their partnership practices with regard to these reference elements, bringing to the foreground significant differences between theory and practice.

The rest of the day was dedicated to workshops in order to define elements facilitating or blocking the implementation and the evolution of harmonious partnership relations in various scenarios, to bring to the foreground some working principles and elements of advocacy on the subject.

The contents of these exchanges will enrich the work of capitalization currently realized by COTA, based on the supports of 6 Belgian organization from the civil society, between 2014 and 2016. A final report will be produced by the end of the year.