Due to the exceptional circumstances linked to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Majalat Consortium announces an alternative work plan. Given its major impact, the health crisis is integrated into Majalat’s political work. There by, in order to ensure the continuity of its work, specialized virtual activities will be held soon starting May till September.

The organization of live physical events after September will remain bound to the developments of the health situation.

A first series of webinars are announced to discuss the follow-up to the Majalat recommendations while integrating the current crisis as part of the debates:

• Thursday May 21: Economic development and social dialogue

• Thursday 28 May: Governance and the rule of law

• Friday May 29: Migration and mobility

• Tuesday 02 June: Climate and social justice

• Thursday 04 June: Security and the fight against violence

• Tuesday June 09: Youth

A second series of webinars, which will focus on capacity building concerning European Union policies in the 6 predetermined themes, will start at the end of June. A third series of webinars aimed at consolidating the work around the Majalat recommendations, in the presence of the European Commission, will take place during September.
In order to support the strengthening of information and the capacities of civil society despite the restrictions imposed by COVID-19, new discussion and training spaces will soon be opened on the Majalat digital platform.

The implementation of national projects (following the call for projects last February) will be postponed to September 2020.

The thematic workshops and the South Seminar will be grouped together and, depending on health developments, should take place over a period of three days in early October 2020. The Brussels Civil Society Forum should be held in February 2021.