Due to the exceptional circumstances linked to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Majalat Consortium will organize specialized virtual activities starting from May till September.
A first series of webinars are announced to discuss the follow-up to the Majalat recommendations while integrating the current crisis as part of the debates: Economic development and social dialogue (21 May); Governance and the rule of law (28 May); Migration and mobility (29 May); Climate and social justice (2 June); Security and the fight against violence (4 June); Youth (9 June).
A second series of webinars, which will focus on capacity building concerning European Union policies in the 6 predetermined themes, will start at the end of June. A third series of webinars aimed at consolidating the work around the Majalat recommendations, in the presence of the European Commission, will take place during September.
In order to support the strengthening of information and the capacities of civil society despite the restrictions imposed by COVID-19, new discussion and training spaces will soon be opened on the Majalat digital platform.
The implementation of national projects (following the call for projects last February) will be postponed to September 2020.
The thematic workshops and the South Seminar will be grouped together and, depending on health developments, should take place over a period of three days in early October 2020. The Brussels Civil Society Forum should be held in February 2021.
“Majalat” is a regional initiative supported and financed by the European Commission. This unique initiative led by civil society organisations from the North and South of the Mediterranean aims to build a continuous exchange between the EU and Civil Society from ten countries from the South of the Mediterranean in continuity with previous EU structured dialogues.
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