Friday, 3 August 2007

Portuguese Presidency Project: EU-Africa Dialogue

The Presidency Project of the Portuguese NGDO Platform which is focused on the Europe-Africa Dialogue was officially launched with a public event in Lisbon on the 5th of July. During the event the main priorities and activities of the project were presented, as well as the methodology of coordination with other national and international initiatives. The event was attended by over 50 participants, including representatives from NGOs and national and international institutions, and got good media coverage.

Taking into account the Portuguese Presidency of the EU and the EU-Africa Summit, which will take place during the second semester of 2007, the Portuguese NGDO Platform has prepared a project focused on civil society participation in the dialogue between the European and African continents. The project will address three main interconnected themes: Governance, Migration, and Development Co-operation. Its main event will be a Civil Society Forum, gathering together representatives from European and African organisations.

For more information (incl. the first presidency project newsletter issue) please go to the website of the Portuguese NGDO platform at and click on "Portuguese EU Presidency" in the left-hand menu.

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