EDITO – As elections loom, civil society secures a partial victory on the foreign interference directive.
by 2023 | 02June
The European Commission has delayed its plan to introduce a directive on foreign-funded organisations and will carry out a full impact assessment, following calls from civil society.
People should have proper control on how AI shapes their lives.
The AI Act is intended to be a major legal framework to introduce protections for fundamental rights in a fast developing technology that is already shaping society in all aspects. In the recent...
EDITO: As elections loom, civil society secures a partial victory on the foreign interference directive.
With the elections looming, the institutions are eager to finalise work on the remaining major legislative files.
However, the Defence of Democracy package, originally expected in June, has been delayed following widespread alarm at its proposed foreign interference directive.
European House Budapest: The next chapter in the process for an EU macro-regional civil strategy
By European House Budapest European House Budapest is pleased to invite you to the next (EUSAIR) chapter of the process leading to the elaboration of a proposal for an EU macro-regional civil...
OFOP: Study visit to Brussels and Citizens’ Congress of the European Funds Monitoring Committees
By Naitonal Federation of Polish NGOs (OFOP) Between 17-18 April 2023, The National Federation of Polish NGOs (OFOP) in partnership with the Polish Green Network (PZS) and the Shipyard Foundation,...
European Movement Italy: Five European hypotheses for Peace in Ukraine
Volodymyr Zelensky returns to Kyiv from his trip to Rome, Berlin, and Paris with many good promises but with extraordinarily little progress made. The state of the military conflict, beyond the propaganda on both sides, has been frozen for months.
Bündnis Für Gemeinnützigkeit: Putting Austrian non-profit legislation forward – A joint summit with the leaders of the Austrian government gives confidence to the non-profit sector and voluntary organisations in Austria.
For the first time, the Austrian government invited representatives of Austrian non-profit and voluntary organisations to discuss framework conditions and necessary legislative changes for the sector during an official governmental summit. On 3 May 2023, promising talks were held between leaders of the Austrian government, representatives of BÜNDNIS FÜR GEMEINNÜTZIGKEIT and further delegations of the sector. Results were positive, but now it is important to put legislation forward as elections are coming up in 2024.
MEPs vote to ensure AI Act better protects fundamental rights and civic space
Today, the LIBE and IMCO Committees of the European Parliament voted on the EU Artificial Intelligence Act, making several amendments to ensure fundamental rights, the rule of law and civic space are better protected.
EDITO: An EU foreign agents act would fatally undermine the Defence of Democracy package
The European Commission is set to publish its proposed Defence of Democracy package, following a short and limited Call for Evidence. In our response to the consultation, we made it clear that the...
ECF Annual Report 2022 – Out now!
2022 was nothing if not an eventful year. As we began to emerge from the Covid-19 pandemic, we were met immediately by another crisis: war came once again to our continent. At the time, we...