Briefing Note: How Can Central European Civil Society Assist the Egyptian Transition?

On June 6, 2011 DEMAS – Association for Democracy Assistance and Human Rights, together with its two member organizations EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy and Forum 2000 Foundation, organized a one-day seminar on the current state of Egyptian civil society and Egyptian – EU – Central European possibilities of transition cooperation.

The attached briefing note summarizes the following main questions which were identified during the Prague seminar:

Would the Central European transition experience be relevant in Egypt and the MENA region?

What are the main issues and needs of Egyptian civil society?

What kind of cooperation would be possible between the EU and Egyptian civil society from the short-term and long-term points of view?