Snežana Ilić, program coordinator, was invited by the European Commission to take part at the seminar Increasing the impact of CSOs action in Brussels from 22-26 November 2009. The organizer of this four-day seminar was the Bureau for Technical Assistance and Information Exchange Instrument – TAIEX, a special department within DG Enlargement. The seminar was attended by 48 representatives of CSOs from 7 Western Balkans countries and Turkey. The lecturers were the EU institutions experts (European Commission, DG Enlargement, EIDHR) and big European “umbrella” civil society organizations (European Disability Forum, European Women Lobby). The workshops were focused on advocacy skills, leading campaigns to increase awareness, communication strategies… On the first day the participants represented the work of their organizations.