The Economic, Social and Cultural Council (ECOSOCC) is a civil society advisory organ established by the Constitutive Act of the African union (AU), as a policy development interface that will harness civil society expertise to the work of various Departments of the African Union Commission and the AU at large. Through the ECOSOCC, the AU seeks to implement its principle of “participation of the African peoples in the activities of the Union” and the recognition of “the need to build a partnership between governments and all segments of civil society. The African Union has declared 2021 as the Year for Arts, Culture and Heritage - Levers for Building the Africa We Want. In view of the same, ECOSOCC made an Open Call for Civil Society Organizations/Experts who wish to contribute to the dialogue to join one of the four Working Groups. The consultative process will occur between July  and August 2021

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