Shape our 2017 Civil Society Programme at the 26th EBRD Annual Meeting

By EBRD  Press Office

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Your chance to shape our 2017 Civil Society Programme at the 26th EBRD Annual Meeting

Propose discussion topics on Twitter and Facebook via #EBRDopen

Here’s your chance to shape EBRD’s Civil Society Programme at the Bank’s 2017 Annual Meeting on 9-11 May in Nicosia, Cyprus.

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.

You can propose your own discussion topics via Twitter @EBRD or @EBRDBiljana using the hashtag #EBRDopen by 21 March. Alternatively, use the EBRD’s Facebook page.

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 is 22 March.

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

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