European Civic Days: Civil Society Perspectives for a Positive Narrative

The European Civic Days this year brought us to Belgrade, spotting positive examples of civic mobilisations from Central and Eastern Europe and the Balkans, illustrating the values we share, tapping into their potential for developing counter narratives in a regional context where people are particularly confronted with a deep disillusionment with the transitional promise of…

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More than 250 NGOs call for another vision of the Future of Europe

More than 250 non-government organisations from across Europe have today released an alternative vision for a more democratic, just and sustainable Europe. Intended to influence the debate on the future direction of Europe, this alternative vision is endorsed by organisations representing a multitude of public interest issues, including democracy, labour rights, culture, development, environment, health, women’s…

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Civil Society Europe and CIVICUS re-launch their survey on Civic Space: your voice counts!

Civil Society Europe and CIVICUS have re-launched their annual survey to map out key trends on civic space in Europe over the last year. Our survey covers the European Union, the European Economic Area (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway), Switzerland, and the countries candidate to EU accession (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, FYR Macedonia, Kosovo, Montenegro, Serbia, Turkey). According to…

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Civil society development in Poland on the crossroads of political game

Filip Pazderski, Policy Analyst of the Democracy and Civil Society Programme in the Institute of Public Affairs (PL) and representing his organisation in the Board of the European Civic Forum, gave an interview to Visegrad Insight, an opinion journal led by accomplished editors from the Visegrad Group countries. In his interview Filip notably explains the controversial move of…

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