Conference was organised in Oslo by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the 6th of June. The aim of the conference was both to present the achievements of the NGO programmes so far, launch the Active Citizens Fund for the coming period of the EEA and Norway Grants and to discuss and take stock of the status of civil society in Europe.
The conference was opened by the Norwegian Minister for EEA and EU Affairs and the Director of FRA – Fundamental Rights Agency, Mr. O’Flaherty delivered a key note followed by a discussion on the status and future role of the civil society in Europe. The new Active Citizens Fund, including possibilities for cooperation, was launched in the afternoon session. Both for the session on presenting results, but also at the venue, there were opportunities to showcase results, campaigns and initiatives emerging from NGO programmes (boards, leaflets, posters, videos, etc.).