In the run-up to the elections for the European Parliament taking place between 4th and 7th June, the Balkan Civil Society Development Network (BCSDN) was calling on the new Parliament and the new Commission not to forget the future European citizens once they take office. In its manifesto, a network of 14 major civil society development organisations from the Western Balkans and Bulgaria, Romania and Slovenia, calls for the enlargement agenda to remain fully on course amidst the turbulent times of economic crisis and uncertain future of the Lisbon Treaty and immediate visa liberalization for the citizens of future EU member states based on strict but fair criteria. It also calls for future MEPs to support effort for a more serious and concrete involvement of civil society as well as more pressure on regional government in developing sustainable and enabling legal and financial framework for development of the sector.
Read the full BSCDN manifesto at:
For more information, please contact Tanja Hafner Ademi, BCSDN Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information provided by Tanja Hafner Ademi, BCSDN Coordinator