Programme

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TUESDAY 4 OCTOBER

15:00 – 17:00 Registration
15:00 – 17:00 GrantCraft: Investing in the effectiveness of grantmaking in Eastern Europe
15:00 – 17:00 Site visit: Riga for other tourists
15:00 – 17:00 Site visit: Social Riga – Brigades
19:00 – 22:00 Evening social event: Latvian National Museum of Art
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WEDNESDAY 5 OCTOBER

08:30 – 16:00 Registration
09:00 – 10:30 OPENING PLENARY: Information access, independent media and free thinking
10:30 – 11:45 CONCURRENT SESSIONS
1. Safeguarding democratic societies from corruption-A role for foundations? – Part 1
2. What is the real ‘value’ of evaluation?
3. Including social media in your grantmaking toolbox – Part 1
11:45 – 12:15 Networking break
12:15 – 13:30 CONCURRENT SESSIONS
1. Safeguarding democratic societies from corruption-A role for foundations? – Part 2
2. Looking in the mirror-Institutional development for NGOs
3. Including social media in your grantmaking toolbox – Part 2
13:30 – 15:30 Lunch

** WESTERN BALKANS – WHAT MORE CAN DONORS DO?
15:30 – 16:45 CONCURRENT SESSIONS
1. Foundations and change in the Middle East
2. Learning through collaboration: Going beyond regional borders
19:00 – 23:00 Evening social event: D.Fab
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THURSDAY 6 OCTOBER

09:00 – 13:00 Registration
09:30 – 11:00 PLENARY: GEF in 10 years: The changing role of grantmakers in social innovation
11:00 – 11:45 Networking break
11:45 – 13:00 Auction Sessions
1. Donor funding for civic activism – if, when, where and how?
2. The power of networks: Increasing the bandwidth of civil society
3. Concluding the integration process – Will the Balkans make it?
13:00 – 15:00 Lunch
15:00 – 16:30 CLOSING PLENARY: Grantmaking-Time to break from tradition?
16:30 – 17:00 Wrapping up