On the 28th and 29th of September, the Global Progressive Forum, an initiative from the S&D Group, will be holding the Global Progressive Civil Society Forum in Accra Ghana, where actors of civil society from Africa together with Members of the European Parliament will discuss various topics and aim to find solutions.
On the 28th of September youth organizations, young activists, students and two Members of European Parliament, Linda McAvan and Maria Arena will gather for an interactive roundtable to discuss common issues.
In a release by group copied to Newsghana.com.gh, it said, “This meeting will enable youth to voice their opinions on migration policies, gender equality, democracy and human rights as well as workers’ rights.
The main conference of the Global Progressive Civil Society Forum in Africa is held on the 29t of September.”
Following an introduction by former president John Dramani Mahama, actors of civil society and MEPs Linda McAvan, Maria Arena and Enrique Guerrero Salom will have a discussion on four different topics. These topics will include Development and Environmental
Issues, Education and Culture, the role of Democracy and Governance in African countries and the importance of Fairtrade as social and economic tool.
The purpose of these panels will be to have a frank discussion that will aim to find solutions to issues together with African civil society and EU Members.
A press conference will be held on the 29th of September at 13.00.
The Global Progressive Forum is an initiative from the Socialist and Democrats Group at the European Parliament. It was created in 2003 with the goal of connecting progressive forces from around the world and developing a global progressive agenda.