CEI actions in the area of Civil Society are closely in line with the Europe 2020 Strategy. Through its activities the CEI endeavours to invest in and contribute to developing an inclusive society placing this field of action on top of its agenda:
The CEI has developed many contacts with NGOs and Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), mainly in the context of project-related activities. With the aim of contributing to developing, the process of democratisation and EU integration, the CEI intends to strengthen cooperation with these actors, and promote people-to-people contacts.
The development of dynamic civil societies in non-EU CEI countries is a CEI priority, also taking into account that this is a pivotal aspect of the EU enlargement process. Regional cooperation for the development of civil societies will be a flexible and result-oriented effort.
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