Feb 2-4, 2011
A range of partners/ stakeholders attended the Forum held at the Joint Vienna Institute (JVI) in Vienna, including 17 representatives of Associations of Municipalities, Associations of Providers of Communal Services, Network of Associations of Local Authorities in South-East Europe (NALAS), Public Utility Companies (PUCs), and NGOs/CSOs from the target countries, as well as Austrian partner organizations (i.e. Federal Ministry of Finance, TINA Vienna, Austrian Association of Cities and Towns, Vienna Water Works). The Partnership Forum provided good ground for prioritization of the capacity needs and reflection on how capacity development interventions might be designed. Key findings of prior country consultations were confirmed at the Forum. The meeting built foundation for partnerships with key stakeholders and elicited their support in preparation of the May launch symposium.