Civil Society Forum Paris

NGO Green Home as representative from the Montenegro will take part in the EU Balkans Civil Society Forum Paris.

At a moment of existential crisis for Europe, civil society need to be at the core of a renewed effort and vision to face common challenges. 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 is 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 and youth cooperation will be part of the Paris Forum Programme and are likely to be discussed by the political leaders.

The two days of activities will be structured around workshops, dialogue with European and national parliamentarians, cultural activities and an open public citizen’s summit on European solidarity.

The forum is open to all civil society organization representatives who want to be engaged 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.

The forum is coordinated by European Alternatives, ERSTE Stiftung, European Fund for Balkans, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, Citizens for Europe et de la Fondation Charles Léopold Mayer