Major European Networks of Associations joined forces to create Civil Society Europe, a permanent space for horizontal exchanges and a strong voice for paradigm shift to restore and promote the values of equality, solidarity, democracy and inclusiveness among EU Member States and its people.
More than 30 European networks are already actively involved in day-to-day functioning of Civil Society Europe. This new coordination intends to be at European level a legitimate and representative platform of civil society organisations defending the values we claim and to put them back at the heart of the European project.
Civil Society Europe aims to create an enabling environment for horizontal exchanges between civil society organisations and movements across Europe. Its missions consist in providing a common and permanent space for the pooling of Experience and good practice; to give a stronger voice to campaigns and other forms of collective actions, but it also aims at strengthening members’ capacity to connect people in the diversity of their democratic forms of expression, who are acting for change around shared values.
Civil society organisations and movements are the materialisation of citizens’ aspirations for change including in the content of the European policies that do not meet expectations and needs in terms of social justice and universal access to fundamental rights.
From this perspective, Civil Society Europe hopes to be influential in shaping the agenda on issues of common interest for citizens and organisations, to nurture a vibrant European democracy grounded on civic participation, and to ensure that people’s aspirations guided by the values we share are heard and responded to.
Discover Civil Society Europe Manifesto, the founding text of the plateform
Discover Civil Society Europe Manifesto, the founding text of the plateform.