High-level Meeting with Civil Society in Solidarity with Venezuelan Refugees and Migrants

17:00 - 18:30
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Co-hosted by Commissioner Lenarčič and Canada’s Minister for Cooperation Gould, this meeting will offer a platform to:

· Highlight the relevant role that Civil Society Organisations have been playing at different levels in responding to the Venezuelan humanitarian crisis;

· Hear the views of Venezuelan migrants and refugees in their capacity as active, rather than passive, actors in the crisis.

· Boost the positioning of CSOs by collecting their inputs to be presented during the 2021 Pledging Conference on June 17.

· Give continuity to the engagement with CSOs initiated during the 2020 Civil Society event and to their active role during the Pledging Conference itself. 

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17h-17h12: welcome to the event by the co-hosts

17h12-17h45: Testimonials of Refugees and Migrants

17h45-18h: Reflections from Civil Society Organizations and Networks

18h-18h20: Q&A

18h20-18h30: Closing remarks