On the 18th of December Social Partnership Center in the frames of the Project “Strengthening Civil Society” together with Association of public organization with support of Forum Syd conducted round table “Role of Ngos in solving of social problems”. The goal of the event was to define role and place of public organizations in solving of social problems of Donetsk region; discuss the ways of strengthening of NGO role in solving of social problems and perspectives of development of social partnership with authorities, business and mass media.
Representatives of local authorities of Donetsk oblast and socially-oriented organizations form different rayons of the region took part in the round table.
Almost every participant defined the problem that most peculiar to his activity, or prevent the development of separate organisation or society in general.
Among most widespread problems the following can be defined:
- low social activity of society
- lack of professionals
- absence of systematic approach to problems solving
- opennessless and non-transparency of authorities and others.
But also progressive points were defined. For example, the department of family and youth accented on desire to cooperate and understanding from the authorities, and also proposed to public organisations to take part in oblast competition for financing, which is organised by oblast department.
The format of the round table didn’t presuppose such activity of participants and desire for discussion. The conversation continued during coffee-break. The decision was to continue the discussion by electronic communications, and to discuss most actual questions in details.