The DPNSEE Board held a regular June meeting by Skype. The meeting was scheduled for 12 June, when the Board went through the half of the agenda. The meeting continued on 22 June.
The Board adopted the minutes from the meeting held on 1 – 2 March 2018 in Skopje and the electronic meeting held on 18 May. The Board decided about dates for events in 2018.
The Board will send a letter to Correlation to express interest in participating in the process of establishing the European Harm Reduction Network. DPNSEE can be a focal point for South East Europe and propose a future Board member for which we shall wait for opening of a call for candidatures.
The Board was informed about the discussions at the meeting of the EU project partners on the future of the EU funded project and the process of designing and planning the project on budget advocacy and monitoring. Also, an information about the initial discussion with the Open Society Foundation on the programme on the quality of services was presented.
The Board supported the membership application of the Alliance of Non Governmental Organisations for Drugs and Addictions, from Slovenia and proposes to the General Assembly to grant it an ordinary membership status. The Board also proposes that the General Assembly grants associate membership to the Association “Duga” from Šabac, Serbia.
The Board was informed that, following the Board decision, Staff sent reminders for unpaid membership fee for 2016. Member organisations Aliat and Proi paid the unpaid fees, while there were no reply from Re Generacija. Respecting the provisions of the Article 11 of the DPNSEE Statute, the Board proposes to the General Assembly, which is only eligible to decide about membership status, to delete the ordinary membership of Re Generacija and grant it the status of associate member.
The Board adopted the proposed draft Terms of reference of the DPNSEE Scientific Committee. An open call for proposals for membership in the Scientific Committee shall be sent to all member organisations at the end of August 2018, with deadline for applications set to mid-September 2018.
The Board discussed the situation with the Office and decided that Milutin Milošević will continue as the Executive Director and that a call for Financial and administrative officer with full working time in the Office and a Communications officer with 50% working time will be openned.