Security and Civil Society Conference 2023
Security and Civil Society Conference 2023

Security and Civil Society Conference 2023

Dear Members of Green Habito Network,

It is our pleasure to invite Green Habito Network members to take part in the upcoming international Security and Civil Society Conference 2023 “Reflections on Security: International Community, CSOs and their contribution for a more secure and sustainable Europe”, that takes place on 2-5th February 2023 in Narva, Estonia.

Security & Civil Society Conference 2023 is a three-day event (3rd, 4th and 5th February 2023) that will include an intensive programme of high-level discussions, working groups, development of the civil society and international stakeholders appeal (declaration) to the international community. A one-day preparatory meeting and visits in Estonian Government Institutions and Estonian representation of the European Commission will be organised for the high level experts and invited speakers on the 1st and 2nd February 2023 in Tallinn. The conference will connect regional networks of practitioners, policy-makers, researchers, civil society organizations, media, and international donors from Europe, North- Africa, and other regions.

The aim of the conference is to explore possible solutions for stabilising European security, improving people’s cognitive security and supporting the achievement of the UN SDGs in the area of the green revolution, security and digital cooperation. Also we will try to adequately understand and decipher today’s exceptionally effective and large tangle of crises – to better understand the causes of its emergence and effects for society, which have already arisen and provide explanations for the tense situations that will predictably arise by increasing the awareness of civil society and cooperation with the state and private sectors. If necessary, objectively (condemn) and constructively criticize what is happening unfairly. At the same time, to pass on enough discouragement to encourage the people of Europe and Estonia and to calm the society, which would be expressed in straightforward messages that carry the security of the society and actions that protect peace.


The conference is an opportunity to reaffirm the significance of the importance of the work of the European Union, NATO, OSCE and its member states for promoting peace on the continent and achieving a safer, greener, socially sustainable and digitally integrated community. The conference will connect regional networks of practitioners, distinguished policymakers, civil society organisations, analysts, politicians, military personnel representatives, academics, media and international donors from Europe and foreign actors of the Euro-Mediterranean region and abroad.

At this conference, the Narva Declaration will be finalised and approved, together with local Citizens’ action plans, which will be submitted to the NATO, European Commission, international and governmental organizations, media and various of thematic networks who is working on achievement of peace, security, democracy, rule of law and support of CSOs in Build Resilient Societies.

The Conference program provides a great opportunity to explore the north coast of Estonia, in beautiful Narva and its neighborhood near Russian border.

The official language is English. Translation will be provided in Arabic.

The conference and side events are co-organized by a consortium of international partners from 10 countries and financed by European Regional Development Fund through the Estonian Development Fund, the Nordic Council of Ministers´ Office in Estonia, the Estonian National Foundation of Civil Society, British Council and many others.

The seats are limited. Registration is open until 27 January 2023 or until all seats are booked.

The conference fee is 250 EUR, consisting of the entrance to the 4-day conference, accommodation for 3 nights in shared rooms of 3-4* hotel, meals  (lunch and dinners during official agenda), local transportation, conference materials, and the Estonia and International culture programs in the evenings (visiting museums, concert and receptions). You will see the north coast of Estonia and enjoy the diversity of Estonian green and digital cultural life.

The conference fee does not cover any flight costs! Each participant is responsible for his own international flight arrival/departure.

This conference is designed as a hybrid event with most participants attending live but some joining virtually.

The online participation in the conference is free and open to all interested, but please apply for online participation. . To ensure the best collaborative experience for all, the online conference event will be limited to 50 participants.

The call is open till 27 January 2023.

We can guarantee your participation only if you have valid travel documents, flight tickets to Estonia, you confirm that you are healthy and you have been approved by organizers to take part in the conference.

NB! You could also take part in the side events:  , happening from 2-7th February in Tallinn, Narva, Helsinki and other places across the north coast of Estonia.

Please be free to share the invitation to your network members!

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