Engaged, Inspired and Empowered in Belgrade: the EDI Convention officially started

The Engaged Democracy Initiative (EDI), initiatied by the European Fund for the Balkans (EFB) and the Institute for Democratic Engagement Southeast Europe (IDESE) aims to gather local organizations, researchers, social businesses and active citizens in the Western Balkans (WB) involved with issues of democratization, social injustice and accountability of institutions, and support them to join…

5 new members join the ECF !

The ECF held its General Assembly on 24 June, with more than 40 member organisations present online. This was also an opportunity to approve the membership of 5 new organisations from 5 different countries. The Wheel (Ireland), LIBERA onlus (Italy), RECLAIM Europe, Ministarstvo Prostora (Serbia) and ALFA Centar Niksic (Montenegro) are now part of ECF…

Conference on the Future of Europe:
Civil society organisations to get 5 seats in the Conference Plenary

The Civil Society Convention on the Future of Europe organised a highly-attended public event on 7th June to mark the institutional kick-off of the Conference on the Future of Europe and discuss with high level representatives of the Conference about the scope and modalities of civil society participation in the Conference. Initiated and coordinated by…

EU Civil Dialogue a key element to regain trust between institutions and citizens, ECF latest study shows

The European Civic Forum, supported by Civil Society Europe, presents its latest study, authored by Linda Ravo. The study, named « Towards an open, transparent, and structured EU civil dialogue – Civil society’s views on challenges and opportunities for an effective implementation of Article 11 TEU », reveals main challenges and issues on one of EU’s longest…

DEADLINE EXTENDED>Nominations for Activizenship #6:
Reclaiming Civic Space

It’s that time of year again! We are delighted to announce the opening of nominations for Activenship #6.  The COVID-19 pandemic has further multiplied and deepened issues of shrinking civil and social rights and democratic backsliding, undermining the social contact of our societies. Nevertheless, civil society has been at the forefront of mitigating these challenges, sometimes winning fundamental victories against these trends. With Activizenship #6, the European Civic…