The Civil Society Forum brought together more than 100 activists and representatives of civil society from the European Union and the Western Balkans to formulate recommendations for the future of the European project, and the integration of the Western Balkans countries.
This forum was organised on the occasion of the 3rd intergovernmental Summit of Western Balkans and EU countries to be held in Paris on the 4th July 2016. It followed the Civil Society Forum held in Vienna in August 2015, and in Novi Sad and Belgrade in May 2016. The recommendations elaborated in Paris built on the recommendations of Belgrade and Novi Sad Forum.
The main topics discussed in Paris were: Migration, climate change and green growth, bilateral disputes, youth cooperation and democratic governance.
In Paris, the Civil Society Forum had two main objectives:
1. The first objective was for the Civil Society to have a say in the debate on the future of the Western Balkans.
2. The second objective of the meeting was to build further collaborations between civil society actors and activists from the region and from the European Union.