Cooperation programme with NGOs

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COOPERATION PROGRAMME WITH NGOs – a programme document defining the policy principles implemented by the public administration body towards the non-governmental sector. Annual c.p. adopted in the form of a resolution by the decision-making body (e.g., city council) is, in accordance with the provisions regulating the activities of the third sector and public benefit, obligatory for local-government units since 2004, and for governmental administration since 2015. Regulations require that c.p. be consulted with non-governmental organisations. Annual c.p. must contain the following elements: main objective and specific objectives; principles of cooperation; the scope of the subject; forms of cooperation; priority public tasks; implementation period; implementation method; the amount of funds planned for implementation; the way of evaluating the implementation; information on the method of creation and on the course of consultations; the mode of appointment and the rules of operation of the competition committees that express opinions on offers in open grant competitions. It should concern various forms of cooperation – not only commissioning public tasks – and cover all third sector entities from a given area. Public administration units may also adopt non-obligatory long-term cooperation plans (→ rules of cooperation with NGOs) [ I. Macek ].