CroatiaCroatia will preside the European Council from Jan -June 2020
Croatia will preside the European Council for the first time as a newest EU member state. This is a huge challenge as for the state administration as for the CSOs. They have both started preparations for this task.
Civil society and presidency
CROSOL has initiated national civil society FORUM 2020 as a platform of CSOs interested to participate, promote and monitor presiding. At the moment FORUM has 23 members and has started national consultations about potential presidency priorities from the perspective of citizens. Some forthcoming activities are:
Consultation with citizens
..about potential presidency priority topics. What we, as a citizens are thinking is important to put on EU agenda.
Establishing media HUB
… involve media in critical and objective coverage of presidencies
Monitoring government preparations
… for the presidency. Ensure citizens voices are important.
An overview of the Croatian Presidency of the Council of the EU from the perspective of civil society
Forum 2020*, an informal platform of more than 30 civil society organizations gathered for the occasion of the Croatian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, coordinated by CROSOL – Croatian Platform for International Citizen Solidarity within the project...
Author: Senada Šelo Šabić, Senior Research Associate, Institute for Development and International Relations, Zagreb The European Committee of the Regions will discuss and likely adopt an opinion entitled Challenges to Local Democracy in the Western Balkans at its...
Election of members of the European Economic and Social Committee in Croatia: CIVIL SOCIETY REPRESENTATIVES WITHOUT VOICES FROM CIVIL SOCIETY
In Croatia, members of the Economic and Social Committee representing civil society are elected by members of the Council for Civil Society Development, which is an advisory body to the Government of the Republic of Croatia, whose task is to develop and strengthen...
International conference – “Just EUrope -Strengthening the rule of law and human rights in Europe” – video presentations
Within our project „Towards an open, fair and sustainable Europe in the world – EU Presidency Project 2019-2021’’ which shadows Croatian EU presidency from civil society perspective, we planned to held an international conference “Just EUrope – Strengthening the rule...
Simultaneously with the Zagreb EU Summit on the Western Balkans, within the Croatian presidency of the EU Council, during which, due to the coronavirus pandemic, the leaders of the EU member states and the Western Balkan countries discussed the prospects of the...
European Parliament Office in Croatia in cooperation with CROSOL hosted an online discussion on EU, disinformation and the Western Balkans. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R4bWPbgm_O4&t=67s