EU and Southern Mediterranean's civil society discuss regional challenges

Representatives from the European Union and more than 160 participants from NGOs, trade unions, business associations, think tanksfrom the EU Southern Neighbourhood will gather in Brussels today and tomorrow at the 2ndMajalat Civil Society Forum.

The Forum - which is jointly organised by the Commission and the Majalat initiative, an EU-funded consortium of six civil society organisations - will provide an important space to foster exchanges with the civil society. It will spark discussions on the most pressing challenges in the Mediterranean region including how to strengthen the role of the regional civil society in tackling critical social, political, economic and environmental challenges.

The results of the discussions will feed into structured dialogues that the European Union holds with civil society actors from the region.

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