We are merging with Third Sector European Network
We are announcing today plans to merge with the Third Sector European Network (TSEN).
The merger, which takes place on 1 September 2011, will integrate TSEN’s work with our own EU and International Programme. TSEN provides information, support and training to help voluntary organisations access the European Social Fund and is a major source of expertise on European Union funding.
Under the proposals, TSEN’s two staff members will transfer across to NCVO, expanding the existing EU and International unit to enable a broader range of advice and support on European issues.
Sir Stuart Etherington, our Chief Executive, said:
‘We are delighted to be formalising our close working relationship with TSEN, as their strategic aims fit closely with our own.
‘By teaming up with them, we aim to expand this area of support for our members and the wider sector, and ensure that organisations in this country are able to make full use of EU funding.
‘Together we will also be in a stronger position to ensure that we can influence EU policy, to reflect the interests and core needs of voluntary organisations in this country.’
Sandra Turner, Director of TSEN said:
“This is a great opportunity to link our work together with NCVO, our longstanding partner. We believe that together we can offer a better package of support on EU funding and a stronger voice on EU issues.”