Policy Recommendations: The Three Seas Initiative Civil Society Forum 2022 Connecting States, Regions, and Societies: Debating, Innovating, and Acting
The Three Seas Initiative Civil Society Forum “Connecting States, Regions, and Societies: Debating, Innovating, and Acting” was initiated by the President of Latvia H.E. Egils Levits and organised jointly by the Latvian Transatlantic Organisation, the Chancery of the President of Latvia, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia.
The aim of the Three Seas Initiative (3SI) Civil Society Forum (CSF) is to provide a unique and fundamentally new platform for the exchange of ideas and knowledge between civil society actors in the participating Member States with a direct interest in long-term cooperation. The CSF provides a support mechanism for strengthening democracy, security, and sustainability and building links of mutual benefit between the Member States and their partners inside and outside Europe. This means supporting civil society in the 3SI by protecting democratic principles and values, such as public participation in decision making, maintaining the transparency of political and economic decisions, and involving citizens in regional and European initiatives. The CSF participants discussed four topics important to 3SI societies, namely connectivity, digitalisation, security, and governance. Identifying the potential for cooperation, challenges, and existing projects, civil society representatives will make recommendations to be presented to 3SI leaders during a summit in Riga in June 2022
The civil society representatives addressed the issues and proposed a wide range of recommendations, which need to be further discussed and implemented in cooperation with policy makers, business community and society at large.
Read and download policy recommendation here.