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REGISTER NOW: High level Conference on Civil Society and the Future of Europe

As a follow-up process of the Convention and the Conference of the Future of Europe, Civil Society Europe, the French Social Economic and Environmental Council, and the Mouvement Associatif  will be holding a High Level Conference on Civil Society and the Future of Europe that will be organised under the auspices of the French Presidency of the European…...

Building an equality map / recognition by BeFem

"For cities tailored to people, not capital!" On 8 March, Ministry of Spatial Planning received a special recognition for building an equality map from BeFem, a feminist cultural centre in Serbia. The Ministry of Spatial Planning was created with the desire to contribute to the democratic and fair development of cities, and for the last…...

CAL Director presents proposals from people of Latvia at the conference on the future of Europe

On Friday, March 25th and Saturday, March 26th, Kristīne Zonberga, Director of the Civic Alliance - Latvia, participated in the fifth plenary session and working groups of the Conference on the Future of Europe as a representative of Latvian citizens. In the plenary session, Kristīne Zonberga presented a summary of the proposals for the future…...

CIVIC PRIDE AWARDS 2022: CIVIC ACTORS IN TIMES OF CRISIS DIALOGUE WITH INSTITUTIONS

On Thursday, 17 March 2022, the European Civic Forum (ECF) held its annual Civic Pride Awards event, this time fully online, to discuss with outstanding civic initiatives in Europe about the support they need from national authorities and European institutions in the current context of crisis. After two years of pandemic, in fact, European civil…...

Civil Society Convention delivers its recommendations on the Future of Europe

“In an exercise that has never been tried before, CSOs came together and put forward this outstanding work”. Alexandrina Najmowicz, co-chair of the Civil Society Convention on the Future of Europe, showed the dominating enthusiasm that reigned during the presentation of the Convention’s recommendations (to be published soon).   Follow live the second day of…...

Why we need an EU Civil Society Strategy

While the importance of civil society in fostering and protecting the EU values and advancing European policies is reflected in a wide variety of EU policies and strategies, experts stress that the European institutions tend to view civil society as an ally to implement EU policies, rather than a partner or a sector in itself.…...

FIRST LAW ON SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN SERBIA ADOPTED

After a decade of work on the Draft Law, the Law on Social Entrepreneurship was adopted at the session of the National Assembly on February 4, 2022. The law is one of the most advanced legal solutions for the social entrepreneurship sector in Europe and, for the first time in Serbia, sets the legal framework…...

LAUNCHING THE CIVIC PRIDE MONTH

The Civic Pride is an annual celebration of achievements by civic organisations, activists, associations, which form the backbone of democratic, inclusive, equal and solidary societies. This year we will celebrate a whole month, from 1 to 31 March!   In the past months, the sanitary crisis caused by the Covid-19 pandemic revealed deeper fractures within…...

Missions Publiques interviews Alexandrina Najmowicz:
“To rehabilitate European democracy, we must build on the bonds that bring us together”

In an interview for Missions Publiques, CSOs Convention co-chair Alexandrina Najmowicz exposed the role of CSOs in the Conference on the Future of Europe, but also the democratic crisis, which the Conference is only partially addressing. We have reproduced the full interview below. Alexandrina Najmowicz is the Secretary General of the European Civic Forum (FCE),…...