EWB Interview, Hannes Swoboda: Strong leadership involves civil society in the political process

Hannes Swoboda; Photo: Wikipedia/Flickr: Europafestival   Interview with Hannes Swoboda, former leader of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats (S&D) group in the European Parliament and the Member of the Board of Directors of the Centre for Democracy and Reconciliation in Southeast Europe. Swoboda is a participant at the Civil Society Forum Tirana, which…

Logistics info for the participants in the CSF Skopje

The organizational team of the Civil Society Forum Skopje will provide the participants with the detailed logistics. The representatives of the Macedonian Centre for European Training, as local partners, will arrange the transport for the groups that will be participating from the separate countries (the expenses for any individual transport will not be covered by…

EU-Balkans Civil Society Forum Skopje

At the heart of the manifold crises we are facing today, lies a distrust in democracy and its institutions. Democracy and the notion of a liberal and open Europe are increasingly challenged and even endangered by non-democratic ideas and policies. Closely connected to this is a longstanding neglect of the precarious conditions many citizens have…

EU-Balkans Civil Society Forum Paris

At a moment of existential crisis for the European project, of breakdown of solidarity between countries throughout the continent and of undermining of fundamental rights and democracy in many countries, it is vital to change the narrative, to put relations between citizens and civil society throughout Europe at the core of a renewed vision for…

Join the debate!

The Civil Society Forum of the Western Balkans Summit Vienna 2015 is approaching. In this blog, we will inform you about the latest news and let you know about the discussions already going on. We would be happy if you could contribute to the debate. The hashtag of the Civil Society Forum on Twitter is…