We work with a variety of organisations at European and international levels to support and broaden our work.

Take a look at our different types of partners below!

European networks

Research Partners

Project Partners

Funding Partners

European Networks

Civil Society Europe

European Civic Forum is a founding member of Civil Society Europe – the European coordination for civil society organisations. Civil Society Europe brings together 22 European networks of civil society organisations to facilitate and enable dialogue between European civil society organisations and policy-makers and help strengthen CSOs in their activities and relations with the institutions. 

Research Partners


Civicus Monitor is a global platform, monitoring developments in civic space and civil liberties across the world. At ECF, we have a strong relationship with CIVICUS, collaborating on research, holding joint events and providing regular updates for CIVICUS Monitor through our own Civic Space Watch platform.

Project Partners

chARTer Project

Led by Nyt Europa, this EU-funded project aims to use art to increase awareness of EU fundamental rights and empower people to act, engage and vote. The consortium also includes ECF and its members the Institute of Public Affairs (IPA) and Democracy International.

The project is based on the belief that by increasing awareness of rights, you increase the ability of people to act and react when they are not being respected. 

Funding Partners

European Union

European Civic Forum recieves a grant from the European Union under the Citizens, Equalities, Rights and Values programme.

Open Society Foundations

European Civic Forum recieves a grant from the Open Society Foundations.


European Civic Forum recieves a grant from Civitates.

European Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ECNL)

The European Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ECNL) is a non-governmental organisation based in the Hague, Netherlands, working on empowering civil society through creating enabling legal and policy frameworks.

In 2022, ENCL and ECF began a project, funded by ECNL, to build ECF’s capacity and that of its members on the issue of digitalisation and artificial intelligence and how this can impact on civil society and civic space.