European Civic Academy

About the European Civic Academy

The European Civic Academy was launched by the European Civic Forum in 2016 to connect and build bridges between civil society and academic agendas, to provide space for civil society actors to discuss with academics and identify priorities and possibilities for collaborations related to the role of CSOs in enhancing civic and democratic spaces in Europe.The objectives of the European Civic Academy are threefold: (1) mapping civil society needs in terms of research priorities; (2) enable civic actors to gain knowledge about existing research, methodology and approaches to inspire a strengthening and a renewal action framework; (3) increase awareness among academic researchers about civil society needs and priorities and identify collaborative opportunities for future research.Five editions have been organised so far: in 2016 in La Rochelle (France); in 2017 in Brussels; in 2019 in Slubice (Poland); in 2021, online; and finally in 2022 in Florence (Italy). 

ECA 2023: What future for Europe? Building collective empowerment towards the European elections and beyond – CALL FOR APPLICATIONS!

Are you an activist in associations, movements or grassroots groups whose daily actions have a positive impact on the political and public life and/or bring transformative change in your community? Are you invested in the question of how to ensure civic empowerment leads to real change in the political arena? Are you interested in gaining a European perspective ahead of the European elections next year? Apply to take part in the European Civic Academy 2023! Successful applicants will recieve a full scolarship, covering their travel, accomodation and expenses.

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