On 31 July 2016 with the attendance of the 17 civil activists as CSOs representatives with the members of Parliament and Erbil Provincial Council the focus group held to point out the role of CSSs in decision making policy in Kurdistan Region.

Participants mainly and intensively discussed the public and CSOs participation in the process of decision making in Kurdistan region’s institutes and parliament.

In addition of this, barriers ahead of participation with solving methods have discussed. In the meeting, participants shed a light on the role of the government institutes, CSOs and Media to activate and motivate people to participate in the process of decision making.

At the end of the meeting, participants come up with some solutions and suggestion to address the issues of public participation in decision making process, in the region.

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