Why is participation of civil society relevant for resilient societies? How can we level up participation for a resilient territorial development in the Danube Region?How can participation contribute to a resilient path towards EU membership for Ukraine and the Republic of Moldova?
The 9th Danube Participation Day takes place on 18 October 2022 under the motto “Resilience through Diversity”. Thereby, the conference aims at exploring these and further questions around the link between participation and resilient societies.
Join the conference online and register now for the 9th Danube Participation Day at danubestrategy.eu/events/9th-danube-participation-day!
Involving Civil Society for Resilient Development towards EU Membership
One of the core objectives of EU Neighboorhood Policy was to strengthen civil society involvement. With Ukraine and the Republic of Moldova becoming candidates for EU membership this objective remains one of the priorities towards EU membership. Furthermore, recovery in Ukraine and territorial development in the Republic of Moldova needs broad stakeholder involvement. Hence, the Danube Participation Day seeks to explore good practices of civil society involvement in those countries and how macro-regional cooperation can support participation.
Experts and practitioners from civil society, public administration, and academia discuss the ways how Ukraine and the Republic of Moldova build up resilience through participation of civil society.
Building a Resilient Danube Region
However, resilience is not only relevant for the latest candidate countries. It is also a crucial topic for all partner countries of the Danube Strategy. On this account, the Danube Civil Society Forum (DCSF) and PA 10 Institutional Capacity and Cooperation conducted a survey in summer 2022 on participation of civil society. In doing so, the survey provided interesting insights into benefits, expectations, and obstacles of participation in the Danube Strategy.
Moreover, the results provide an interesting starting point for the discussion with the participants as well as with experts and practitioners from public administration, the European Citizens Action Service, and civil society. Thereby, the Danube Participation Day aims at exchanging experiences and views from public administration, civil society, and European organisations to find out how we can manage expectations of different stakeholders and how we can maximise the benefit of cooperation.
The Future is Resilient?
Experts from the European Commission, public adminsitration, and civil society organisations will discuss possible ways to go forward. While reflecting at the current state, the panellists will also discuss needs for adaptation to tackle the geopolitical, environmental, economic, and social challenges that we face and will face in the future.
If you would like to join the discussion, register now to the 9th Danube Participation Day. The Danube Participation Day takes place back-to-back with the 11th Annual Forum of the Danube Strategy. This year, the Danube Participation Day will be an online event. Further information is accessible at this link: capacitycooperation.danube-region.eu/events/9th-danube-participation-day/.
- 9th Danube Participation Day – Info | EUSDR PA10
- Registration and Info | DCSF Website
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