6. Western Balkans Civil Society Forum

The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) is organizing the sixth Western Balkans Civil Society Forum in Sarajevo on July 10-11, 2017. The main topics on the agenda will be the role of civil society organizations in promoting sustainable growth and employment, migration in the Western Balkans, freedom of expression and media, as well as rights and empowerment of women.

Around 100 participants will take part in the Forum, including many civil society representatives from EU and the Western Balkans, as well as representatives of the EU institutions, international organizations and governments of the region.

Georges Dassis, President of the EESC, Morten Jung, Senior Advisor for the Western Balkans within the European Commission and Goran Svilanovic, Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council, have all been invited to open this major event.

Six participants have been invited from Macedonia, among which is Xhabir Deralla from CIVIL – Center for Freedom. From the Macedonian participants, according to the agenda, Aleksandar Krzalovski from the Macedonian Center for International Cooperation and Naser Selmani from the Association of Journalists of Macedonia will speak at the Forum.

At the end of the event, a declaration will be issued with recommendations from the civil society organizations.

The hashtag of the Forum is #EESC, #WBForum. Follow the posts on CIVIL’s Twitter account.

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