Invitation to the Civil Society Dialogue “Tacking stock for a revised European neighbourhood policy (South)”.
The Arab Spring has fundamentally changed the political landscape of Europe’s Southern Neighbourhood, revealing the need for respect of fundamental freedoms, dignity and rule of law, as well as the revision of social and economic policies towards ensuring sustainable development and economic and social justice.
Europe couldn’t be indifferent to the uprisings and it offered its Mediterranean partners a “partnership for democracy and shared prosperity” in the context of a revised European Neighbourhood Policy that focused on democratic transformation, a partnership with people and civil society, and sustainable and inclusive growth. The role of Europe is even more essential in this moment if we consider that the Arab Spring didn’t produce relevant changes towards democracy. The EU, for this reason, should promote stability at Europe’s borders and help the neighbouring countries to develop and support stable democratic institutions and to become more prosperous, by drawing the full benefit from their association agreements with the EU.
On 11 December, CONCORD and Arab NGO Network for Development – in cooperation with SOLIDAR and the European Endowment for Democracy - will organize the Civil Society Dialogue “ Tacking stock for a revised European neighbourhood policy (South)” with representatives of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) and of the European institutions.
ALDA, represented by its Secretary General and Chair of the EPAN working Group of CONCORD, Antonella Valmorbida, will attend the event which will focus on: Promoting Policy Coherence for Development as part of the European Neighborhood Policy and The role of Civil Society in the partnership: prospects and challenges.
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