On 20-22 September, up to 300 representatives of civil society organisations, donors, political actors, UN bodies, and academia, met at Sida’s head office in Stockholm to discuss an “Active Space Defence”. The focus of the event how to work in contexts of shrinking space for civil society activists and organisations and to exchange experiences and practices to inspire participants to make progressive change happen. Ilina Nesik from BCSDN participated on the event as part of the Global Standard for CSO Accountability presentation, leading the session on Dynamic Accountability – putting stakeholder feedback at the heart of CSO accountability practice. During a well-attended work shop participants showed high interest for practices to increase CSO’s responsiveness and outreach to stakeholders as a mean to increase the sector’s legitimacy. More information is available here.