Med Dialogue for Rights and Equality is organizing an online public debate on “Is Mediterranean civil society ready for advocacy beyond borders?” on 1 April at 5 pm. This event is the fifth of a series of online public debates on civil society’s challenges in the region.
This online debate will be an occasion to address several questions such as the involvement of civil society in running campaigns and its effective impact on the ground as well as obstacles and opportunities for a more active role in raising public opinion’s pressure and influence for policy reforms in the region.
In this context, it will gather participants from different backgrounds like civil society activists, researchers and journalists from euro-Mediterranean countries to find out about available spaces for cross-border activities on the southern shore and between the two shores aiming at changing policies and laws. In addition to that, participants will have the opportunity to address their questions and remarks to the speakers by writing in the chat form.
This series of online debates is held within the framework of the Med Dialogue’s online publication “Bridging the sea: A review of Mediterranean civil society” which was released in February 2021.
Med Dialogue for Rights and Equality is an EU-funded Technical Assistance Programme with the overall objective to strengthen the role of CSOs active at the regional scale, in building sustainable development, regional cohesion and resilience, as well as in influencing policy-making in the Southern Neighbourhood and the Euro-Mediterranean Space. ‘Mobilising local communities on regional issues of common concerns to influence the agenda of public decision-makers and regional institutions, and involve CSOs in emerging regional agendas and thematic dialogues’ is its core attribute.