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2017 Civil Society Forum - Neighbourhood South
N.B: For the preparatory seminars, registrations are closed.
In continuation of the EU effort to deepen its engagement with civil society, the 2017 edition of the Civil Society Forum - Neighbourhood South will take place first through preparatory seminars for regional CSOs in April, and then, a multi-stakeholders Forum will be organised in Brussels in July.
The 2017 Forum has been organised by European Institutions, the South advisory group of Southern CSOs (designated during 2016 Forum) and a team of civil society experts.
Under the umbrella theme of "Youth and Resilience", the 2017 forum provides a platform to raise pressing issues faced in the Euro-Mediterranean area, with the objective to enhance a constructive dialogue.
Please find the agenda of the four seminars to be held in Tunis in parallel end of April 2017 to gather Civil Society inputs on:
- Security and Resilience
- Human Rights and Governance
- Reducing inequalities (focus on employability and social economy)
By clicking into the hyper links you will access the material for each session.
Those themes have been identified by Civil Society and are priorities of the European Neighbourhood Policy.
The preparatory thematic seminars in Tunis will involve CSOs from the Mediterranean region (10 countries of the Neighbourhood South: From Morocco to Syria).
The seminar will provide inputs for the multi-stakeholders' Forum in Brussels (with civil society organisations from the Euro-Mediterranean region, EU institutions and EU political leaders, local authorities, media, academics, regional entities such as the Union for the Mediterranean, League of Arab States, Anna Lindh Foundation, etc.), in a joint effort to overcome current challenges in the region and developing inclusive responses to them.
This is a restricted event where the organisation team made a selection of 15 CSO participants per theme from the 10 countries of the region.
Consultations towards the participants'networks is considered as a key element of the dialogue process.
Main information is also available through the civil society facility South (technical assistance of DG NEAR, Unit: Regional Programmes for the Neighbourhood South): http://csfsouth.org
After the event, material on the plenaries will be available here.
The call for a regional hub for structured dialogue for civil society in the Neighbourhood South, has been published on 21 April. The deadline for concept notes is 7 June 2017 (using PROSPECT).
All questions related to this call should be raised by email as mentioned in the call. For equal treatments of potential applicants: please be aware, this call will not be discussed during the sessions of the CS seminars.
Please find below the agenda and Reports of the previous edition of Civil Society Forum - Neighbourhood South 2016 :