May 23, 2023

Civic space provides the framework in which people and groups can meaningfully participate in the political, economic, social, and cultural life of their societies, exercising the right to express views, assemble, associate, and engage in dialogue with one another and with authorities. Participation and the right of access to information is a core component of the right to freedom of opinion and expression and prerequisite for a well-functioning democracy. How can we defend our civic spaces and ensure the right to civil society participation?

Vidar Lund, President, Norwegian Library Association

Introductory remarks
Espen Røsbak, Manager, Sølvberget Library and Culture Centre, Stavanger

Henrik Syse, Research Professor, The Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO

A Norwegian Library Association (Bibliotekforeningen) side-event at WEXFO 2023

Participating in this event