On 20-22 September, up to 300 representatives of civil society organisations, donors, political actors, UN bodies, and academia, met at Sida’s head office in Stockholm to discuss an “Active Space Defence”. The focus of the event how to work in contexts of shrinking space for civil society activists and organisations. The event’s main purpose was to exchange experiences and practices to inspire participants to make progressive change happen.
Ilina Nesik from BCSDN participated on the event as part of the Global Standard for CSO Accountability presentation, leading the session on Dynamic Accountability – putting stakeholder feedback at the heart of CSO accountability practice. More information on the event and different discussions that took place can be found here.
The Stockholm Civil Society days was co-organised by Sida and CONCORD Sweden, a platform of 61 CSOs for global development aiming at influencing development policies in Sweden and the EU, towards a sustainable world.