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CNC Board Meeting and Media Training in Vienna

The CNC board meeting and practical training for communication officers was held from June 12 to 18th  in Vienna

During the board meeting, the board members and secretaries discussed new sources of funding,  possible cooperation and fundraising between the members of CNC,  and developed  the strategic plan for the year 2017-2018.

The member countries introduced their advocacy activities during this period. The board members discussed issues for developing CNC projects, addressed budget issues and agreed on convening the CNC general assembly in November 2016.

The IZ project coordinator and journalist and editor Gertraud Illmeier conducted  the training for communication officers. The main topic of the training was preparing for and taking interviews. The communication officers improved their knowledge and gained practical skills.  As part of the training, they conducted an interview with Mrs. Stephanie Aunzinger, manager of the  Erasmus+ program at the Intercultural Center IZ and another interview with Barbara Konzet, representative of the Austrian Development Agency (ADA) thus gaining information on both programs and  organizations .

At the conclusion of the meetings,  the communication officers presented their experience to the  CNC board members.