EU Civil Society Forum 2024

Registration are now open for the 2024 EU – Civil Society Forum for the Western Balkans and Türkiye!

The Forum will take place from 11 to 13 June 2024 at the Hotel Mona Plaza in Belgrade, Serbia. It will also be accessible online.

This year’s Forum will be on the theme of the new momentum for EU enlargement. It will be an opportunity to connect with colleagues from civil society, the European Union, government officials and international partners, to debate and to be inspired.

The agenda includes the following sessions:

  • The EU and civil society in the Western Balkans – the Growth Plan and new momentum for EU enlargement;
  • Launch of the second Assessment against the DG NEAR Guidelines for EU Support to Civil Society in the Enlargement region, for 2023;
  • A World Café session for topics proposed by conference delegates;

The number of delegates in person is limited to 150, including representatives from civil society, government officials, international partners working with civil society, and European Union institutions.

The EU Technical Assistance to Civil Society Organisations in the Western Balkans and Turkey (TACSO) encourages all delegates to contribute to the discussion, to work together to find common solutions to current and future challenges, and to come with a “mandate” to represent constituencies or members.

If you are interested to participate, please apply online through the following link>>>.

In your application, you will have a chance to propose topics for the Forum agenda – TACSO encourages you to include the topics you think would benefit from discussion at the Forum.

The EU TACSO 3 project is able to financially support the participation of up to 65 representatives who are based in the region but outside of Belgrade. Financial support will be provided on the following basis:

  • Applicants represent a constituency of citizens and/or civil society organisations;
  • Applicants are not in receipt of current EU funding of more than EUR 700,000;
  • Selection of supported applicants will be representative of the geography of the region and of the various communities within the region.

Applicants who are not eligible for financial assistance are nevertheless encouraged to apply to participate.

The closing date for registration is 8 May.