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.
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