Apply for the European Civic Micro-Grants 2024! (only for member organisations)

The European Civic Micro-Grants are an instrument of micro-financial support to civic groups, local initiatives, and movements in the European Union. The aim is to provide a flexible response and to strengthen capacity of organisations in responding to societal and political challenges, but also to build and sustain constituencies and engage in European network building and policies. Through its operating grant from the EU’s CERV programme, the European Civic Forum has established this granting mechanism for its member organisations, launched in 2023, and now available for 2024. 

NOVACT: Barcelona hosts The Nonviolence Factory

Novact, in collaboration with Suds and Irídia, hosted The Nonviolence Factory (TNF), an international training school for human rights defenders. TNF aimed to bring together representatives of opposition movements, threatened communities and citizens who organize to defend democracy, rights and justice in the Euro-Mediterranean region. The first edition of The Nonviolence Factory took place on…...

A CHANCE FOR EUROPE – The CHANCE Network launches its political manifesto against organised crime and corruption in Europe

A Chance for Europe: 5 points and 12 proposals compose the political Manifesto authored by the civil society associations gathered in the network CHANCE - Civil Hub Against orgaNised Crime in Europe, that will be presented at the European Parliament on the 7th of December 2023, from 10:30 to 13:30, in an event hosted by…...

Announcing results of ECF first Call for re-granting

The European Civic Forum is constantly working to improve its support to local organisations and movements, especially within its membership. Through its operating grant from the CERV programme, the European Civic Forum has established a…...

European Movement Italy – Statement on the draft report of the constitutional affairs committee on the revision of the Lisbon Treaty

The European Parliament's Constitutional Affairs Committee adopted on Oct. 25, with the comfortable majority of 19 votes in favor from the five groups that had made up the Committee of Rapporteurs (EPP-S&D-Liberals-Greens and the Left), six against and one abstention, the draft report for the revision of the Lisbon Treaty to follow up on the…...

Civic Alliance Latvia – Report of the international conference “Partnerships for Democracy, Development and Peace”

On September 11–12, 2023, an international conference "Partnerships for Democracy, Development and Peace" was held in Riga, in the framework of the Latvian Presidency of the Council of Europe. The conference focused on strengthening cooperation between civil society and decision-makers, discussing the challenges of democracy, development and peace and their interlinkages. Topics discussed included the…...

Civic Alliance Latvia – 10th edition of Human Development Award Ceremony: Celebrating contributions to Latvia’s growth.

On Thursday, October 12, the Civic Alliance – Latvia in cooperation with the U.S. Embassy in Latvia honoured the laureates of the Human Development Award for the tenth time. The award is presented to people, organisations and companies whose worldview and work is based on multiplying the good, developing something new and contributing to the…...

LdH – France must explain why it wants to weaken the supervision of the use of Artificial Intelligence

On 24 October, the discussion on the content of the Artificial Intelligence Act (AI Act) enters what is known as a "trialogue", when the Commission, Parliament and Council seek a consensus between the three pillars of the European institutions in order to adopt a text...

Ökotárs – Where do we stand with the European civil society strategy?

Where do we stand with the European civil society strategy? – was the title of the conference Ökotárs and its partners held on 12 October in Brussels, in the EFTA House. The event, attended by about 60 representatives of civil society organisations from Central Europe, Brussels-based European networks and EU institutions, served a double goal:…...

Polish Women’s Strike – Protested in 2020, then voted in 2023 – women and youth bring electoral victory to Polish opposition

Protested in 2020, then voted in 2023 – women and youth bring electoral victory to Polish opposition over the right wing, populist government of Jarosław Kaczyński and Mateusz Morawiecki. The official results of parliamentary elections in Poland are in – the authoritarian, rightwing "Law and Justice" party led by Jarosław Kaczyński gathered only 197 seats…...