Advocacy

We advocate and campaign for the defence of civic space and the recognition of civil society organisations in the policy-making process.

Network & Capacity Building

We connect civil society actors transationally and across sectors through conferences, forums and alliances.

Monitoring

We monitor civic space across Europe and report on developments  for Civic Space Watch and Civicus Monitor.

Our network

We are a pan-European network that brings together nearly 100 associations and NGOs across 29 European countries: a great variety of civic organisations ranging from big federations and national platforms of NGOs uniting hundreds of thousands of organisations across different sectors, human rights advocacy and campaigning organisations, but also smaller groups working at community level or engaging with the public on local issues.

Reports


Our research and advocacy team produce reports on a wide variety of topics – from why we need an EU Civil Society Strategy, to the impact of Covid-19 on fundamental rights, to our annual Civic Space Report.

Towards Vibrant European Civic and Democratic Space

The implications of the Covid-19 pandemic on fundamental rights and civic space

Civic space in the European Rule of Law Framework

Civic Space Watch

Civic Space Watch collects findings and analyses from actors in Europe on the conditions for civil society to operate, capturing national and trans-European trends in civic space.  Through ongoing monitoring of social media and regular contact and interviews with a strong network of members and partners on the ground, we strive to provide easy access to resources and improve information sharing within civil society across Europe  with, policy-makers and the media.