Civil Society Days 2017
On September 20 – 22 up to 300 representatives of civil society organisations, donors, political actors, UN bodies, and academia, will meet at Sida's head office in Stockholm to discuss an 'Active Space Defence'. The focus is how to work in contexts of shrinking space for civil society activists and organisations.
The event's main purpose is to exchange experiences and practices to inspire participants to make progressive change happen.
The Stockholm Civil Society days is co-organised by Sida and CONCORD Sweden, a platform of 61 CSOs for global development aiming at influencing development policies in Sweden and the EU, towards a sustainable world. CONCORD Sweden is the Swedish platform of CONCORD, the European CSO confederation for relief and development.
Select list of events
Exploring holy and unholy alliances – why religion matters in combating shrinking civic space – hosted by the Swedish Mission Council
Switching gears: Imagine you are someone else! Shift positions between CSO, donor and partner country government representative – hosted by the Task Team on CSO Development Effectiveness and Enabling Environment
Sustaining Dialogue in Shrinking Spaces: A tested approach – hosted by Life&Peace Institute
Counter-strategies to shrinking space – for practitioners in civil society development cooperation – hosted by CONCORD Sweden's Civic Space working group
If you are unable to join you can still follow proceedings through a dedicated Twitter hashtag #CivSocDays17.