The Arab Reform Initiative is committed to the promotion of social justice. In 2016-2017, we are working to engage actors that characterise social democratic values in MENA countries in order to facilitate cross-country and intra-country dialogue. The aim is to assist the development of a vision that can form the foundation for coalition-building based on social democratic values across the Arab world.

In early 2017, we are bringing together in a closed meeting organisations and key players from across the Arab world that illustrate social democratic values, i.e. those that combine a democratic ethos, respect for diversity and a social justice agenda as priorities.

Bassma Kodmani, ARI Executive Director, leads this project assisted by Nafissa El Souri, ARI Programme and Research Assistant.