The Civil Society Forum brings together 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 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 follows the Civil Society Forum held in Vienna in August 2015, and in Novi Sad and Belgrade in May 2016, where four main policy areas have been identified as priorities for the Western Balkans region.
Migration, climate change and green growth, bilateral disputes, youth cooperation and democratisation and fundamental rights, are part of the Paris Forum Programme and were discussed by the political leaders.
The forum was open to other topics, developed on the suggestion of the participants. The two days of activities were structured around workshops, dialogue with European and national parliamentarians, cultural activities and an open public citizen’s summit on European solidarity. The forum is always open to all civil society organisation representatives who want to engage in a long term process of collaboration across borders and in the making of strong policy proposals for the future of Europe and the region of the Western Balkans.
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