As governments throughout the European neighbourhood have continued to respond to the COVID-19 health emergency and react to deepening economic crises, civil society and independent media are playing a crucial role in building and defending democracy. This session will welcome a range of speakers from the MENA region and the Western Balkans, including civil activists and independent journalists, to discuss their instrumental role in protecting and strengthening democracy.
Welcome words by Maria Arena, MEP (tbc)
Share Foundation, Serbia (digital security and privacy)
Center for Spatial Justice, Turkey (urban and environmental justice)
Civil society organisation from Libya (tbc)
Moderator: Ece Temelkuran, writer and journalist