We are working in 12 Arab countries with 9 national networks (with an extended membership of 250 CSOs from different backgrounds) and 23 NGO members.
On 6 and 7 April 2019, the Arab NGO Network for Development organized a Thematic Workshop on Economic Policies and Social Dialogue in the Southern Neighborhood, as part of the MAJALAT initiative launched by civil society organizations working in the Southern European Neighborhood. The consortium MAJALAT holds the Regional Initiative for Structured Dialogue and is composed of the Arab NGO Network for Development (ANND), Reseau EuroMed France (REF), Euromed Human Rights, Solidar, Arab Trade Union Confederation, and Forum Marocain des Alternatives and is supported by the EU.
The thematic workshop on Economic Policies and Social Dialogue 2019 is part of a series of 5 meetings held annually in the context of the initiative, each focusing on a different priority identified by the structured dialogue process. The 2019 workshop brought together 36 CSO representatives and experts from the Southern Neighborhood and focused on the European Neighborhood Policy (ENP)’s trade and investment policies and their impact on economic and social rights and on human rights in general in the region. During these two days, participants had the opportunity to deepen discussions on the following topics: