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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 100 civil society representatives from 22 countries to the EBRD HQ in London. 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 promoting transition resilience and the green economy transition, in line with the updated EBRD transition concept.
Shape this year’s Civil Society Programme
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.
Remember, the topics should be linked to our activity within our regions of operations.
Submit your proposal for the organisation of a thematic CSO-led panel
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 symbolic Home for Cooperation (H4C), a unique site for civil society dialogue and peacebuilding in Nicosia. The panel will be dedicated to exploring the role of civil society in promoting economic development for long-term sustainable reconciliation. CSOs will be the primary organisers and facilitators of the panel.
The deadline for submitting proposals for thematic panels at firstname.lastname@example.org is 22 March.
Find out more about the call for proposal on the CSO-led panel.