ECF is hiring! Civic Space Assistant (CIP)

Are you our next Civic Space Assistant?   The ECF secretariat is composed of a small but dynamic and multi-task team, responsible for the implementation of the work programme and the day-to-day management of the network. We are currently seeking a civic space assistant (CIP) to support and contribute to the ECF work of research…

European Civic Academy 2022

European Civic Academy 2022 – Capturing the winds of change On 10-11 November, academics, civil society representatives and activists gathered in Florence to attend the fifth European Civic Academy. This year’s event was held on the theme “Capturing the winds of change: how can democratic civil society drive systemic change?” Large-scale crises have repeatedly affected…

Edito – EU institutions and strengthening civic space: Giving with one hand and taking with the other?

Edito: EU institutions and strengthening civic space: Giving with one hand and taking with the other?   The European Commission’s inclusion of a cross-border statute for associations and measures on civic space in its 2023 work programme are encouraging signs. Parliament’s call for France-style restrictions on access to funding, particularly targeting Muslim organisations, is a…

Civil society public letter on the Council’s proposed general approach to the Regulation of Political Advertising, calling for a regulation that delivers for democracy and fundamental rights

European Civic Forum, alongside more than 30 civil society organisations, signed an open letter to the Czech Presidency of the Council, calling for a regulation on political advertising that delivers for democracy and fundamental rights.   Dear Mikuláš Bek, Minister for European Affairs, EU Ministers for European Affairs,   We, the undersigned 34 civil society…

European Movement Italy: A united Europe is the response to fascism and nationalism, 100 years after the « March on Rome »

Between October 27 and October 30, 1922, with the so-called « March on Rome« , the violence of the fascist movement (known as the National Fascist Party) led by Benito Mussolini reached its peak in Italy. Despite the modest electoral results of the NFP in the last democratic elections and after the resignation of the unreliable government…

Libera – CROSS – Civil society in the fight against global mafias since the Palermo Convention to today

The association Libera contro le mafie and the European network CHANCE – Civil Hub Against orgaNised Crime in Europe organise an international event called « CROSS – Civil society in the fight against global mafias since the Palermo Convention to today ». The event will take place in Palermo on Friday 28 and Saturday 29 October 2022.…