The Citizens' Ise-Shima Summit－Proposals from the Citizens to the Region and the World
In accordance with the G7 Ise-Shima Summit held on 26-27 May in Mie Prefecture, civil society organizations, including NGOs and NPOs, within and outside of Japan, come together to hold “The Citizens’ Ise-Shima Summit” (Citizens’Summit), with an aim to form a “Strong Civil Society”, raising proposals on both regional and international issues, in a bid to send a strong message to local, regional and international communities.
In these 2 days, CSOs will present their proposals on 15 themes including Disaster Prevention/Risk Reduction, the Implementation of SDGs , Education for Sustainable Development, Regional Inequality, Peace etc.
“Citizen Declaration” will be adopted along with various proposals at the end of Citizen’s Summit. They will be presented to both local and international media during the “Voice from the Civic Society” event that will take place on the opening of the International Media Center in Mie Prefecture Sun Arena from 25 May onward.
Join us for those interested or concerned about the contents of the proposals, or the relationships between the G7 Summit and civil societies. We are looking forward to your participation.
“The Citizens’ Ise-Shima Summit”
|Date||10:00-18:30, Monday 23 May 2016
9:30-15:30, Tuesday 24 May 2016
|Venue||Jibasan Mie（1 Chome-3-18 Yasujima, Yokkaichi, Mie Prefecture）|
*A separate participation fee of 3,000 yen will be charged for the reception.
|Capacity of participants||Opening ceremony: 250 Breakout sessions: 40 to 90 Plenary session: 250|
|Program||●Monday 23 May
10:00 – 12:00 Opening Ceremony
– Opening speech and explanation of the Objective of the Citizens’ Summit
– Issues and works undertaken by civil societies regarding the G7 Ise-Shima Summit
– Panel Discussion “Towards a strong civil society that connects the region and the world”
13:15 – 15:45 1st Breakout Sessions
16:00 – 18:30 2nd Breakout Sessions
18:45 – 20:00 Reception (a networking event) locally produced and fair trade food and drinks will be served. A separate participation fee of 3,000 yen will be charged for the reception.
●Tuesday 24 May
12:00 – 13:30 Excursion: Tour at the neighboring “Yokkaichi Pollution and Environmental Museum for Future Awareness *Guided tour available (capacity: 30 people)
13:30 – 15:30 Plenary session
|Performance||A performance that involves all participants using Japanese calligraphy will be conducted inside the venue. This event is held on both days.|
|Registration||Please fill up the registration form using the following links or submit the application form to the secretariat whether by FAX or email, by Friday 20 May.
Online registration form: http://goo.gl/forms/JLeRcef7p1
FAX registration form:
|Organized by||Japan Civil Society Platform on 2016 G7 Ise-Shima
Tokai “Citizen Summit” Network
For further information
Tokai Citizen Summit Network Bureau
(Non-profit Organization Mie NPO Network Center)
Mie-Kenmin-Koryu Center, 3rd floor Usto-Tsu, Hadokoro-cho, Tsu-shi, Mie, 514-0009
TEL: 059-222-5995 / FAX: 059-222-5971