SAVE THE DATE: European Civic Academy 2022 takes place along side 20th anniversary of the European Social Forum

Save the date for the fifth edition of the European Civic Academy taking place in Florence, Italy on 10th and 11th November 2022!   The European Civic Academy (ECA) was launched by the European Civic Forum in 2016 to connect and build bridges between civil society and academic agendas, to provide space for civil society…

European Commission must guarantee a meaningful role for civil society in ‘RebuildUkraine’

Statement by European and Ukrainian civil society organisations Published during the Ukraine Recovery Conference, Lugano (Switzerland), 5 July 2022 European civil society has been standing and continues to stand in solidarity with Ukraine and its people in the face of Russian aggression and the horrendous war. Russia must stop its aggression immediately and withdraw its…

New « Reclaim our Civil Space! » event: How do we get to a European Civil Society Strategy?

Organised in the framework of « Reclaim our Civil Space! » project, this event intends to liaise between the networks of civil society organisations, the EU institutions and Donor States to jointly develop, promote and advocate for a detailed set of recommendations for a European civil society strategy and policy. The first panel of the event sees…

300+ CSOs call on the European Commission for a European Civil Society Strategy: join our campaign!

Today the European Civic Forum joins 300+ CSOs from all across Europe to call on the President of the European Commission to include in the work programme of 2023 a proposal for a European Civil Society Strategy. Read the letter here: https://bit.ly/3xLbk9j  Why a European Civil Society Strategy?  Civil society is experiencing growing challenges on…

New ECF report calls for a comprehensive European Civil Society Strategy to empower civic organisations

On 9 May, the Conference on the Future of Europe adopted the conclusions and recommendations discussed over the last year. Importantly, these proposals recognise the important role of civil society at national and European level and call for actions to safeguard civic freedoms and civil society organisations (CSOs) in Member States and to engage CSOs at…