The Portuguese NGDO Platform organizes the official launch event of the project “Towards an open, fair and sustainable Europe in the world” on the 12th of January, from 10 am to 12:30 pm (WEST time).

With this event the Portuguese NGDO Platform intends to present and discuss the priorities of the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the European Union, focusing on the themes prioritized by the civil society.

It is also intended to encourage the discussion of the issues that will be addressed within the framework of the Portuguese Presidency throughout the semester and to enhance the dialogue between civil society organizations and policy makers.

The virtual event will be open to the public.

Registrations until the 8th of January here.



10h00 Opening session – Ana Patrícia Fonseca | Portuguese NGDO Platform 

10h10 An overview of the German presidency: Civil society’s perspective  Mathias Mogge | Association of German Development and Humanitarian Aid NGDOVENRO

10h30 Current Challenges for the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the European Union – Renaud Savignat | European Commissioner for International Partnerships Cabinet; Tanya Cox European NGO Confederation for Relief and DevelopmentCONCORDFrancisco André | Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of PortugalRita Leote | Portuguese NGDO Platform. Panel discussion moderated by Tiago Matos Fernandes.

11h30 Debate  

12h15 Closing remarks  Sofia Colares Alves | Representation of the European Commission in Portugal 

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