Wednesday, 3 October 2007

November 15-17, 2007: Civil Society Forum on Euro-African Dialogue; Lisbon

The Civil Society Forum on Europe-Africa Dialogue, which will take place in Lisbon from 15th to 17th November 2007, is the key event of the Portuguese NGDO Platform’s Presidency Project. This event will be an instrument for policy analysis and debate, aiming at opening and broadening the perspectives of the dialogue between the European and African continents.

The Forum will gather together representatives from European and African civil society organisations and will be structured into plenary sessions, comprising a wider participation, as well as several specific workshops, including a more limited participation. The opening and closing sessions will be held in conjunction with the Euro-African Parliamentarian Forum organised by the North-South Centre (Council of Europe). The discussions will be focused on four main themes: Trade and Development, Governance and Fragile States, Migration and Development, and Cooperation Issues.

The Civil Society Forum on Europe-Africa Dialogue will offer a unique opportunity for a wide range of civil society representatives to voice their main concerns and make recommendations on how to improve the Europe-Africa dialogue. The final product of the Forum will be a political declaration and specific recommendations on the main topics tackled during the event.

For more information about the programme and registration turn to:

Read the second newsletter issue of the Portuguese NGDO presidency project at:


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