Med Dialogue public debate to address democracy in the Mediterranean

March 11, 2021
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The EU-funded Med Dialogue for Rights and Equality Programme is organizing the 4th session of a series of 6 online public debates on civil society’s challenges in the region on 12 March at 5.00 pm (CET) under the topic “Engaging citizens for democracy in the Mediterranean” .
This debate will address opportunities and challenges of CSOs working beyond borders for the cause of democracy in the Mediterranean, focusing on the political context and CSO strengths and weaknesses.
The discussion panel will gather prominent Mediterranean figures to exchange about the following issues: civil society’s achievements for democracy in the region; how to challenge external pressures to silence and de-legitimize CSOs through defamatory narratives, suppression and a shrinking civic environment; challenges of internal governance with regards to credibility, transparency, and accountability towards the community.
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.


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Countries covered:

  • Algeria
  • Egypt
  • Israel
  • Jordan
  • Lebanon
  • Libya
  • Morocco
  • Palestine *
  • Tunisia