By the EESC Civil Society Organisations' Group

What's the role of civil society organisations in strengthening European democracy? What's the state of play of relations between civil society organisations and decision makers? Why is it important and what can we learn from good practices in the EU Member States?

On 30 March, the EESC's Civil Society Organisations' Group (CSO Group) will try to answer these questions and more with panellists from European institutions and civil society organisations at its conference on Civil society organisations defending and strengthening European democracy.

This hybrid event will take place prior to the publication of the European Commission's Defence of Democracy package and the review of the implementation of the European Democracy Action Plan and will feed into the debate on these topics.

The conference on 30 March will take place from 09:15 to 13:00 CEST. Participants can join the event either at the EESC premises in Brussels or online via the video conferencing platform Interactio. Registration closes on 26 March.

Webstreaming will be available on the event page in English, French and German without prior registration.

For more information and registration, visit the event page:!9gPYcm

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