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EU-NGO Forum 2015: Protecting & Promoting Civil Society Space

On the 3rd and 4th of December, the 17th annual EU-NGO Forum was held in Brussels, bringing together over 200 representatives from civil society, governments and international institutions. The forum focused this year on the shrinking space for civil society and how to prevent or reverse this through building an enabling legal environment, creating effective counter-narratives, and fostering participation. HR/VP Federica Mogherini gave the closing address, which you can read here. The EEAS’ statement on the forum can be found here, and HRDN will publish a report on the event shortly.

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