CSOs would help, but the government does not count on them in the Recovery Plan either – rapid analysis

Civil society organizations cooperating in the Civilisation coalition published an open letter in February addressed to dr. Szabolcs Ágostházy, the State Secretary for EU Development Programs, objecting to the lack of dialogue and meaningful civic participation in the development of plans for the use of EU funds expected in the coming years. Although we have…

POLAND: Civil society organisations ask the Portuguese Presidency of the Council to take action on the deteriorating situation

Over 200 civil society organisations (from 19 European countries, plus international CSOs) sent a letter to the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the EU, ahead of the EU General Affairs Council on April 20, expressing deep concerns over the deteriorating situation in Poland. The organisations are calling on the EU to address breaches of the rule of law, violations of women’s rights…

DENMARK: Reject discriminatory “Security for all Danes” Act and respect freedom of assembly

Open letter to the members of the Danish Parliament, published on 23 March 2020, also available on CIVICUS here. Members of the Danish Parliament Folketinget Christiansborg 1240 Copenhagen K Tel.: +45 3337 5500 E-mail: folketinget@ft.dk   URGENT: Reject discriminatory « Security for all Danes” Act and respect freedom of assembly. Dear Members of the Danish Parliament, The undersigned…

The ECF responds to the European Commission stakeholders’ consultation on the rule of law in the European Union   

Deterioration of the rule of law, democracy and civic space: there is a need for a comprehensive approach  The deterioration of the rule of law develops in parallel with growing social disparities   In the European Union, the rule of law (Etat de Droit, Rechtsstaat) refers to constitutional supremacy and the protection of fundamental rights from public authorities and private interests.…

Event: Decode the truth on the European Union

Event: Decode the truth on the European Union Date: Thursday 11 March 15h – 17h Address: 16 Allée des Bosquets, 93340, Le Raincy Description: Le projet R-EU-Connected est un dispositif d’éducation à la citoyenneté européenne par des vecteurs artistiques, ludiques et éducatifs à destination des élèves et des enseignants. Ce dispositif propose deux parcours aux élèves du…

EDITO: What happens in Poland does not stay in Poland  

“The EU cannot allow women to become pawns in political game when lives are at stake, livelihoods are threatened, and the rule of law is deteriorating”    100 ongoing days of protests, 600 cities, and 3,000 people charged, investigated, prosecuted. This is just a snapshot of the recent mobilisations in Poland protesting the near total abortion ban, which came into force on 27 January 2021. The political capture of the Polish constitutional court, persecution of organisers…