What are civil society organisations (CSOs), trade unions and social movements’ observations on the effects of the pandemic on the economic and social wellbeing of peoples of the region? What first lessons can be drawn concerning the economic and social policies of national governments? Where does the European Union stand on these national policies?  How do the civil society assess the process in which the EU is mobilizing economic support packages to countries in the Neighboring South? What form of policies and relations with the EU are needed to ensure a solid multi-lateral response to future pandemics in European and South Neighborhood countries?

These questions will be discussed in the first webinar on Economic Development and Social Dialogue (Concept Note below) organized by Majalat on May 20 with some civil society’s representatives already engaged in the dialogue process last year (see the Report 2019 with recommendations).

To enrich the exchanges and enlarge the debate, you can post your contribution (PDF, Word, Excel, Powerpoint files) , by registering HERE on the Majalat platform.

Other priority themes for Majalat will be covered in the coming weeks by further Majalat webinars: Good governance and the Rule of Law, Migration and Mobility, Social and Climate Justice, Security and countering violence, and Youth. You are already welcomed to share your contribution (analysis, field experience etc.) on these topics to feed the discussion, especially regarding the impact of the Covid-19 crisis.