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Activizenship #5 – Civic Space Watch Report 2020

The report showcases the challenges civil society faced throughout the year 2020, with a particular focus on how the public measures triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic affected civic space, and how civic actors responded. It contains a general analysis of EU trends of deterioration and expansion observed in 2020, seven interviews with inspiring activists that…

INCLUDE project – Evaluation and Good practices (EN)

The City of Paris, in partnership with the Young Europeans-France and the European Civic Forum, launched in early 2018 a project to promote European citizenship for the next two years, called INCLUDE. The project aims to mobilise for the 2019 European elections by raising awareness among Parisians about their rights as European citizens and encouraging…

Projet INCLUDE – Evaluation & Bonnes Pratiques

La Ville de Paris, en partenariat avec les Jeunes Européens-France et le Forum Civique Européen, a lancé début 2018 un projet de promotion de la citoyenneté européenne pour les deux prochaines années, nommé INCLUDE. Le projet vise à mobiliser aux élections européennes de 2019 en sensibilisant les Parisiens sur leurs droits en tant que citoyens…

Activizenship #4

This fourth issue of Activizenship brings into the spotlight success stories of resistance against repression, political apathy, consumerism, exclusion, individualism and fragmentation, putting them into a wider perspective of socio-economic and political developments. Sixty-two years ago, Europe grew as a promise of peace and a driver of economic progress. Our common heritage is based on…

Activizenship #3

Since 2014, the magazine aim is to explore the potential of forms of civic, social and political activism to contribute to renewing, rethinking and reshaping citizenship and democracy. It also attempts to capture current trends and transformations affecting civil society environment in Europe and worldwide, connect ideas and experiences about changing the world from grassroots up.…

Towards an enabling environment for civil society in Europe

This paper provides recommendations to European policy-makers towards creating an enabling environment for civil society all over Europe. The recommendations are based on the analysis of the challenges perceived by our members and on the evidence collected through the platform Civic Space Watch, the CIVICUS Monitor and the report on civic space in 2017 by Civil Society…

Activizenship #2 – Values, Democracy, Citizenship

Activizenship magazine was launched as an attempt to capture current trends and transformations affecting civil society’s activities across Europe, to connect ideas and experiences about the role of civic movements and organisations in revitalising democratic and political space. The second issue of Activizenship has just been released ! In the continuity of the recent developments about fundamental rights and civic space in…

ECF Manifesto: Equality, Solidarity, Democracy For Europe

This Manifesto is the fruit of a mature reflection during the toughest period of the crisis which swept across Europe, and out of which we are hardly stepping. Along with it, the belief in the ability of the European project to promote and secure collective well-being has been seriously fractured and undermined. With its response…

It’s about Us, it’s about Europe!

Sixty-two European networks of associations and non-governmental organisations backed by 22 coalitions at the national level joined forces to form the European Year of Citizens Alliance 2013 (EYCA) with the aim of engaging civil society in a broad debate on what European citizenship means today, identifying the challenges ahead and formulating solutions. One of the…