A two-day Civil Society Forum in Paris, as a follow up to the Civil Society Forum held in Vienna in August 2015 and in Novi Sad and Belgrade in May 2016, will take place on the 3rd and 4th July. Its aim is to establish an ongoing process of civil society dialogue and collaboration across the Western Balkans and the EU. In order to establish an ongoing dialogue, the website of Citizens for Europe will be used to collect positions, proposals and events from civil society actors, even from the ones that will not participate. The positions, which should be submitted online until 1st July, will be collected and fed into the debates in Paris. The Forum will work on four main policy areas that have been identified as priorities for the Western Balkans and are likely to be discussed by political leaders: migration, climate change and green growth, bilateral disputes and youth cooperation. We also want to address transversal issues of democratic governance, the role of civil society and respect of fundamental rights. More information is available here.
Source: Citizens of Europe