As one of the crucial activites of the project: “Increasing capacities and strengthening of the role of the regional CSOs for improvement of the labour conditions and dialogue with Public Institutions”, that is implemented by BALcanOSH.net, the Balcan network for safety and health at work, within the European instrument EuropeAid/150147/DH/ACT/PRAREG, supported by the European Commission, the informative meeting about subgranting at projects for investigative journalism in the area of safety and health at work, was held on December the 6th 2017. in Terminus Hotel in Podgorica.
Reprentatives from CSO’s and media organizations showed great interest in this meeting, and 30 of them attended it.
The purpose of the meeting was to encourage the relations between CSO’s, media organizations and the media in the promotion of OSH practice, social matters and working conditions and the improvement of representativity, credibility and sustainability of CSO’s in the ILO region.
The participants showed awareness of the importance of CSO’s in this area- that can play an important role in promoting OSH standards and can affect the monitoring of the implementation of OSH. This way, the activites of CSO’s can encourage other organizations to cooperate and contribute to the promotion of OSH, and provide good working conditions and a good working environment in the Balcan ILO region. The cooperation between CSO’s and public institutions in the development and implementation of OSH legislations, based on previous investigation, is very important for participatory democracy and the EU integration process in west Balcan.
The participants got familiar with the fact that these specific action grants are aiming to support CSO’s and media organizations in the creating of investigative stories about safety and health at work in the ILO region.
The participants at the meeting were introduced to all the details and applying conditions, as well as the way of filling out the Concept note and date.