Civil Society Forum 2018: Open call for contributions and participation

In its continuing efforts to contribute to attainment of the Berlin Process goals, the Civil Society Forum of the Western Balkan Summit Series (CSF) invites think tanks, experts’ and activists’ organisations, cultural and scientific institutions and other interested non-state actors of the Western Balkans to take part in this year’s activities.

Aiming to add tangible value to discussions and proceedings of the forthcoming July’s London Summit, the CSF will prepare “products” that will directly tackle the topics of the Summit’s agenda – CSF Policy Briefs on economic, security, gender and legacy issues, accompanied with recommendations.

  • CSF Policy Briefs will feed the high-level dialogue with the most recent research and field knowledge from the civil society, and by that, enhance the understanding of the decision-makers of the complex issues at hand. Solicitation of inputs for the CSF Policy Briefs is underway, as is the Online Consultation Process (OCP) through which all interested contributors may take part in drafting of the briefs. CSF Policy Briefs will be prepared by April 20th.
  • Based on the CSF Policy Briefs and on inputs from the Online Consultation Process, the CSF Working Groups on each of the four topics will develop the recommendations for the decision-makers, at the meeting in Vienna, on April 27h.
Open Call for contributions via Online Consultations Process and for participation in the Working Groups’ Meeting in Vienna

Aiming to ad concrete value to discussions and proceedings of this year’s London Summit (July), the Civil Society Forum will prepare CSF Policy Briefs on economic, security, gender and legacy issues, directly corresponding to the topics of the forthcoming Summit. The CSF Policy Briefs will feed the high-level dialogue with the most recent research and field knowledge from the civil society, and by that, enhance the understanding of the decision-makers of the complex issues at hand. In addition, the CSF will prepare recommendations regarding each of the four topics. Once the CSF Policy Briefs and the accompanying recommendations are finalised, they will be distributed to the future participants of the London Summit.

Think tanks, experts’ and activists’ organisations, cultural and scientific institutions and other interested non-state actors of the Western Balkans are invited to contribute to preparation of the CSF Policy Briefs and recommendations through participation in the Online Consultation Process, by sending their most recent researches and findings from field work as well as their analyses, comments and ideas on:

The Online Consultation Process will last from April 3-10, 2018.

A number of participants of the Online Consultation Process will be invited to take part in Working Groups Meeting (April 27, Vienna) where the recommendations that will accompany the CSF Policy Briefs will be prepared.

You can send all enquiries to info@wb-csf.eu