What is the role of civil society in the Western Balkans?

TIRANA – The role of civil society organisations in promoting regional cooperation (trade and investment, connectivity and people to people relations), the state of social dialogue, as well as enabling civic space in the Western Balkans are some of the topics which would be discussed at 7th Western Balkans Civil Society Forum in Tirana on 16-17 April 2019.

Approximately 150 participants, including a broad range of civil society representatives from the EU and the Western Balkans, as well as representatives of EU institutions, international organisations and governments of the region,  will participate at the Forum.

Among the officials who will participate in this event is President of the European Economic and Social Committee, Luca Jahier, Director for Western Europe, Western Balkans and Turkey at the European External Action Service (EEAS) Angelina Eichhorst and Majlinda Bregu, Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council.

A final declaration with recommendations from civil society organisations will be issued at the end of this event organized by the European Economic and Social Committee.