The 3rd ASEAN+ Civil Society Conference (ACSC III)
16 October 2007 1:44 am
The ASEAN+ Civil Society Conference (ACSC III) will convene at the Peninsular Excelsior Hotel, Singapore, from 2 to 4 November, 2007. Participants will be discussing the main challenges facing people and civil society organisations in relation to ASEAN Summit, and will strive to develop a civil society agenda and strategies to tackle challenges arising from the adoption of the ASEAN Charter.
Date: 2 – 4 November, 2007
The 3rd Annual ASEAN+ Civil Society Conference (ACSC III) is a major gathering and initiative of key civil society organisations prior to the 13th ASEAN Summit, taking place in Singapore from 16 to 18 November 2007. Under the theme “Moving Forward: Building an ASEAN+ People’s Agenda”, ACSC III is expected to bring about 200 civil society representatives and actors to discuss the main challenges facing people and civil society organisations in relation to the ASEAN Summit. The main goal of ACSC III is to develop a civil society agenda and strategies to tackle challenges arising from the adoption of ASEAN Charter at the upcoming ASEAN Summit.
The ACSC III is organised by Solidarity for Asian People’s Advocacy (SAPA) Working Group on ASEAN, of which FORUM-ASIA is the co-convener together with Southeast Asia Committee for Advocacy (SEACA). It will be locally hosted by UNI-APRO (Asia Pacific Regional Office) and Think Centre, a FORUM-ASIA member organisation in Singapore.
Included in the conference will be plenaries, concurrent workshops, cultural and multi-media events, a quiz, a solidarity night and spaces for independent interactions and caucuses. There will also be a two-panel plenary on Singapore, to increase civil society understanding of Singapore’s socio-political reality.
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Deadline for application: By 6pm on Monday, 22 October 2007
Course Duration: 2-4 November, but participants are expected to arrive in Singapore on 1 Novmeber and leave on 5 November 2007.
Other information and Details
Expenses such as airfare and accommodation of those members of the national focal point of Civil Society Task-Force on ASEAN and Human Rights (TF-AHR) shall be covered by FORUM-ASIA. Partial or full financial subsidies may be available for FORUM-ASIA’s members who are not members of national focal points. Requests for funding can be made on the application form.