2015 (EN)

Co-hosted by the Committee of the Regions (CoR), the European External Action Service (EEAS), the European Commission (DG DEVCO and DG NEAR) and the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), the "Second Southern Neighbourhood Civil Society Forum" will take place in Brussels on 28-29 May 2015.

The Forum is part of a larger initiative launched by the Commission in 2013 to create a mechanism for sustained dialogue between civil society, the EU and authorities – including regional and local authorities – in the Middle East and North Africa region, and the main topics on the agenda of this second edition will be the review of the European Neighbourhood Policy and civil society's role in de-radicalisation efforts. High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini, European Parliament President Martin Schulz and Commissioner Johannes Hahn, together with the co-Presidents of ARLEM, will be among the high level speakers addressing the Forum.

The Fondazione Mediterraneo joined the Forum as a sign of the twentyfive years dedicated to the dialogue about Civil Society since the Barcellona Forum of 1995 until that one of Naples 2014.