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. 

LDH: Bordeaux 2024, the LDH launches into the battle to unite against the far right

Translated and edited by ECF from LDH Newsletter From 18-20 May 2024, the LDH brought together its delegates, representing sections, federations and regional committees, for its 92nd national congress in Bordeaux. We would like to thank you all for taking part, and in particular the activists from the Bordeaux section and the wider Nouvelle-Aquitaine region…...

European Movement Italy: Viktor Orbán must not chair the Council of the European Union

Based on the schedule of presidencies of the Council of the European Union, the Hungarian government of the autocrat Viktor Orbán is set to chair the intergovernmental meetings—from July 1st to December 31st, 2024 — in the framework of the program of the current "trio" consisting of the Spanish, Belgian, and Hungarian governments, with the…...

European Civic Micro-Grants: Announcing the selected projects!

The European Civic Forum is constantly working to improve its support to local organisations and movements, especially within its membership. That's why we established the…...

Fundacion Cives – The CIVES Foundation supports educators in integrating democratic memory into the curriculum by traveling around Spain

Since last February, the CIVES Foundation has been hosting conferences in several cities in Spain with the goal of supporting teachers in incorporating Democratic Memory into the academic program. These activities seek to contribute to the effectiveness of the teaching of Democratic Memory incorporated into the Spanish educational system through the legislation that stipulates the…...

OFOP – 50 NGOs gather in Warsaw for a two-day event focusing on European topics

Recently, the National Federation of Non-Governmental Organizations (OFOP) hosted 50 NGOs from Poland in Warsaw during two days focused on European topics. On the first day, April 18, the 2nd Civic Congress of Monitoring Committees was held, based on workshop work in thematic subgroups of people from NGOs monitoring the implementation of EU programs in…...

European Movement Italy – It’s time for a political insurrection: peaceful, institutional and constituent

The failure of the European Council of 17 and 18 April 2024 is yet more proof that the European Union and its Member States cannot plan for the future by relying on negotiation between governments that base their orientations only on the defence of apparent national interests. On the table of the Heads of State…...

HRCN: Save the date – “Ensuring Human Rights in Cities – the Right to Vote in the 2024 European Parliament Elections”

On 23 April, the HRCN & the GPM will host a Human Rights Cities Webinar on  “Ensuring Human Rights in Cities: the Right to Vote in the 2024 European Parliament Elections". PENCIL THE DATE IN YOUR AGENDA: 23 April 2024 ! STAY TUNED TO REGISTER TO THIS HUMAN RIGHTS CITIES WEBINAR The Human Rights Cities Network (HRCN) & the Global Parliament…...

HRCN: Welcoming the City of Leuven to the network

The Human Rights Cities Network (HRCN) is honoured to welcome the City of Leuven as a new member of the network. VISIT Grote Markt Stadhuis ©KarlBruninx_verkleind On the 10th of December 2023, the City of Leuven became a Human Rights City. By doing so, the city commits to improve human rights at the local level.…...

European Movement Italy: Covenant of Mayors

The challenges to which the European Union is called with Russia's aggression against Ukraine, the ever-widening conflict in the Middle East, the climate change, the lack of strategic autonomy and geopolitical risks, the questioning of multilateralism, the disregard for the values of democracy and respect for the human person in other areas of the planet,…...