Fimigrant representatives participated in the Security and Civil Society 2023 Conference in Narva, Estonia, from February 2–5, 2023.
The conference’s theme was “Reflecting on Security: The International Community, NGOs, and Their Contribution to a Safer and Resilient Europe”. The event brought together representatives from over 100 civil society organizations, international organizations, governments, and other stakeholders from Europe, North Africa, and other regions.
The conference included an intensive program of high-level discussions, working groups, and the development of an appeal (declaration) from civil society and international stakeholders to the international community.
Fimigrant representatives participated in two working groups.
The Working Group on Cognitive Security discussed the role of civil society in countering disinformation and information warfare.
The Working Group on Digital Cooperation discussed the role of digitalization in security and sustainable development.
As a result of the conference, an appeal (declaration) was adopted, in which civil society and international stakeholders called on the international community to take action to strengthen European security, increase people’s cognitive security, and support the achievement of the UN SDGs on green revolution, safety, and digital cooperation.
Fimigrant representatives believe participating in the conference was a valuable opportunity to share experiences and develop joint actions to strengthen security and sustainable development in Europe.
Here are some of the key conclusions reached by Fimigrant representatives during the conference:
Civil society plays a vital role in security and sustainable development. NGOs can contribute to countering disinformation, information warfare, and other security threats and supporting the UN SDGs’ achievement.
Digitalization can be used to improve migration management and other security challenges. NGOs must be prepared to utilize advanced technologies to enhance their effectiveness. International cooperation is necessary to address global security challenges. NGOs must cooperate with governments, international organizations, and other stakeholders to develop effective solutions.
Fimigrant plans to use the conclusions of the conference to further develop its work on security and sustainable development.