BIRN journalists, editors, programme directors and managers met and discussed their projects and current activities as well as plans for the future. Each country office presented its current and future projects and programmes, and the gathering allowed the ever-expanding staff to meet colleagues from across the region and learn more about the activities of other members of the network.
In addition, the meeting served as an opportunity to gather BIRN management and directors and the network’s donors and board members, all of whom participated in two round tables which touched on questions about facilitating the sustainability of civil society organisations in the Balkans. The gathering was a chance for participants to further discuss the strategic planning and operations of BIRN, and the annual meeting of the BIRN Ltd. Assembly was also held. Journalists from across the Balkans participated in two skill-building sessions on organising editorial production and court reporting.