The Euro-Mediterranean Summit of Economic and Social Councils and Similar Institutions aims at promoting greater understanding of the main issues affecting organised civil society in the Euromed region and at discussing the common challenges they face.
The event brings together some 100 participants from a range of economic and social councils, or similar institutions, representatives of employers, trade unions, other economic and social interests groups and NGOs from countries which are members of the Union for the Mediterranean.
The Summit will focus on some of the challenges faced by Mediterranean countries and the role that civil society can play in facing them. The meeting will conclude with the adoption of recommendations that will be sent to the political authorities of the countries involved in the Euromed Ministerial Summits as civil society's contribution to their work, and disseminated widely amongst civil society organisations in the region.
This year, the summit will take place via videoconference and will focus on the following topic: Sustainable development in the Mediterranean region