July 2019

Civil Society and Social Movements in the Euro-Mediterranean Region

Abstract

On the occasion of the EuroMeSCo Annual Conference held in Barcelona on 18-19 June 2019,
about 150 researchers and practitioners from the Euro-Mediterranean region gathered in order
to explore a number of issues related to “Civil Society and Social Movements in the EuroMediterranean Region”.

The following report offers an insight into the discussions and outcomes of the Conference. It provides an account of the presentations and discussions held in the
context of the three plenary sessions, as well as in the three working sessions structured around
presentations from experts that explored specific issues in view of the production of research
papers. In addition to the thematic focus, EuroMeSCo annual conferences are traditionally a
pivotal moment to take stock of research activities of the network. Accordingly, the report also
includes a reference to the sessions in which the work of the three 2018-2019 joint research
groups was presented and to the kick-off sessions of the research groups to be developed in
2019-2020.