MAJALAT Brussels Civil Society Forum: unique regional initiative to strengthen dialogue between EU and Southern Mediterranean civil society organisations
November 30, 2019
The second edition of the MAJALAT Brussels Civil Society Forum, which is taking place on 2-3 December 2019, aims to contribute to the creation of a forum for exchange between civil society organizations and EU representatives on issues that are essential for South-South civil society and for the EU. Ensuring a safe space for participants to express themselves freely and to openly discuss current challenges and opportunities in the southern Mediterranean is at the heart of this initiative.
During the Forum, EU officials and representatives of civil society will have the opportunity to discuss the results of previous activities, focusing on the implementation of the recommendations made during the 2019 activities, and discussing their feasibility in the framework of external European policies and mechanisms.
The priority themes covered by this initiative are: good governance and the rule of law, security and countering violence, migration, social and climate justice, economic development and social dialogue and, as a cross-cutting thematic, youth.
This two-day event brings together CSOs representatives from the Southern Neighbourhood countries (Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria, Libya, Lebanon, Syria, Palestine, Israel, Jordan, Egypt) and CSO representatives based in Europe who work in the region or on issues that have an impact on the region. Representatives of the European Union, EU Member States and the European Parliament as well as other relevant regional stakeholders were also invited, depending on the topics to be discussed.