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Civil society taking global responsibility - Models of civil society participation in sustainable development from local to global level
21 Jun 2012 - 21 Jun 2012
11:15 AM - 1:15 PM

EU Pavilion, Athletes' Park, Rio de Janeiro

Welcome speech, Staffan Nilsson, President of the European Economic and Social Committee

Civil society participation in sustainable development ? the European perspective
José Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission

Questions and answers

Experiences with civil society participation

at United Nations level :
Jan Gustav Strandeneas, Adviser to Stakeholder Forum

at regional level :
Brenda King, Member of the European Economic and Social Committee

at national level :
Murillo de Aragão, Member of the Brazilian Social and Economic Development Council
Françoise Vilain, Member of the French Economic Social Environmental Council

at local level :
Civil society participation according to the Aarhus Convention
Etienne Ballan, Chair of the Aarhus Convention's Task Force on Public Participation in International Forums from 2008-2011

Basic requirements for civil society participation and expectations to Rio+20
Sandy Boyle, Member of the European Economic and Social Committee

Questions and answers

Civil society involvement in the EU implementation of the Rio+20 outcome
Christian Friis Bach, Minister for Development Cooperation, Presidency of the Council of the EU

Conclusions
Staffan Nilsson, President of the European Economic and Social Committee

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