The Civil Society Forum held in Vienna in August 2015 as part of the Western Balkans Summit was the framework for Civil Society representatives to assemble and engage in dialogue with political decision makers.
Heading towards the Western Balkans Paris Summit in July 2016, the European Fund for the Balkans and ERSTE Stiftung hosted the Civil Society Forum in Belgrade on May 11-13. The CDRSEE’s Executive Director participated and shared the CDRSEE’s experience, contributing to the conclusion of this conference which will be compiled into a set of messages to be communicated at the Western Balkans Paris Summit.
Civil society organisations gathered with the intention of strengthening their visibility and impact, discussing issues such as youth cooperation, the migration crisis, environment/climate change agenda and bilateral disputes in the region.
Read the conclusions (pdf document, 90 kb)