Reclaim Our Civil Space! – Where do we stand with the European civil society strategy?

12 July 2023 | Members' Corner

The endeavour of Reclaim Our Civil Space! started back in 2020 with 10 civil society organizations from 8 countries – Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Serbia and Norway as an expert partner – and is coming to an end with this conference.

Venue: EFTA House Avenue des Arts 19H, 1000 Brussels, Belgium

Date: 12 October 2023

In the past three years we addressed the trends of democratic backsliding and shrinking civil space in Central and Southeastern Europe. We helped local organisations build their capacities, facilitated cross-border networking among them and brought the voice of civil society organisations to Brussels.

We put together a set of recommendations to develop a comprehensive EU civil society strategy and advocated for its adoption.

This conference serves the purpose to present these highlights of the project from local to European and to review the state of our proposals for the civil society strategy.

In addition, we will explore the potential next steps towards a comprehensive European civil society strategy at the conference with regard to the upcoming European elections next year.

Participation is free of charge, and the organisers can cover accommodation in Brussels and travel costs of registered participants.

Read more and register now!