#EBRDopen at the 2018 EBRD Annual Meeting

By EBRD  Press Office

#EBRDopen at the 2018 EBRD Annual Meeting

Shape this year’s Civil Society Programme

Here’s your chance to shape EBRD’s Civil Society Programme at the Bank’s 2018 Annual Meeting on 9-10 May on the Dead Sea, Jordan.

The Civil Society Programme is the flagship event of the EBRD’s engagement with civil society and has taken place in parallel with the EBRD Annual Meeting and Business Forum since 2000.

Last year, the Civil Society Programme attracted around 70 civil society representatives from 23 countries to Cyprus. The occasion provided an opportunity for CSOs to discuss the Bank’s investment projects and policy documents with EBRD staff, senior management, the President and Board Directors.

This year’s programme will feature multi-stakeholder roundtable sessions where CSOs, businesses, international organisations and EBRD will discuss the role that civil society can play in supporting youth inclusion and increasing resilience to climate change and water scarcity.

We are inviting members of civil society to suggest topics for discussion about EBRD investment projects, policies, and initiatives regarding politics, socio-economics and the environment relevant to the EBRD regions and our operations.

You can propose your own discussion topics via Twitter @EBRD or @EBRDBiljana using the hashtag #EBRDopen by 23 March. Alternatively, use the EBRD’s Facebook page.

Remember, the topics should be linked to this year’s CSP Agenda, featuring discussions around projects in Natural Resources and Power & Energy Utilities, consultations on Strategies and Good Governance Policies, and more.

As a CSO, you are also invited to submit a proposal for the organisation of a thematic panel to take place on 9 May at the King Hussein Convention Centre.

This year, the panel will be dedicated to exploring the role of civil society in bridging inclusion gaps for youth by fostering entrepreneurship, access to finance, and by catalysing the creation of jobs and the development of skills. CSOs will be the primary organisers and facilitators of the panel.

The deadline for submitting proposals for thematic panels at cso@ebrd.com is 23 March.

Find out more about the call for proposal on the CSO-led panel.