The EESC will organise its 7th Western Balkans Civil Society Forum in Tirana on 16-17 April 2019.
The main topics on the agenda will be the role of civil society organisations in promoting regional cooperation (trade and investment, connectivity and people to people relations), the state of social dialogue, as well as enabling civic space in the Western Balkans.
It will bring together approximately 150 participants, including a broad range of civil society representatives from the EU and the Western Balkans, as well as representatives of EU institutions, international organisations and governments of the region.
Luca Jahier, President of the European Economic and Social Committee, Sokol Dedja, Deputy Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, Angelina Eichhorst, Director for Western Europe, Western Balkans and Turkey at the European External Action Service (EEAS), and Majlinda Bregu, Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council, will participate in this major event.
A final declaration with recommendations from civil society organisations will be issued at the end of the event.