The roots of democracy and sustainable development: Europe's engagement with civil society in external relations

The roots of democracy and sustainable development: Europe's engagement with civil society in external relations

Sunday, 9 December, 2012

The EU gives value to a dynamic, pluralistic and competent civil society and recognizes the importance of constructive relations between states and Civil Society Organisations (CSOs). Therefore the emphasis of the EU policy will be on CSOs' engagement to build stronger democratic processes and accountability systems and to achieve better development outcomes. (COM(2012) 0492)