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Joint letter: Solidarity for Activists in Catalonia Accused of Terrorism

We, the undersigned civil society organisations, express our urgent concerns regarding the restrictions on the right to peaceful assembly in Spain and call on the authorities to protect fundamental freedoms. Recent restrictive incidents against Catalan activists accusing them of terrorism undermine the country’s commitments to international human rights standards and European Union Law.  In November…...
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JOINT LETTER: EU policymakers: regulate police technology!

Civil society calls on the EU to draw limits on surveillance technology in the Artificial Intelligence Act...

Announcing the winners of the 2023 Civic Pride Awards!

The European Civic Forum has announced the winners of its 2023 Civic Pride Awards! The awards recognise the inspiring work of civil society organisations and movements...

Summer 2023: European Commission publishes Rule of Law report

On 5 July 2023, the European Commission published its fourth annual report reviewing the Rule of Law infrastructure and developments in 27 Member States in 2022...

OFOP: “Debating Civic Initiatives for Poland’s future” – NGOs introduce projects

By OFOP "On the eve of the anniversary of the first free parliamentary elections in Poland, we managed to gather in Gdańsk exceptional representation of non-governmental organizations dealing with...

European Movement Italy – European Public Goods in the next legislature

By European Movement Italy The European Movement in Italy has decided to open a debate on the European Public Goods and in the legislative measures to be adopted by the European Institutions during...

Civic Alliance Latvia – NGOs call for strengthening democracy in Latvia through civil

The Civic Alliance of Latvia has sent an appeal to Head of Government Krišjānis Karins, the Cabinet of Ministers and State Secretaries of Ministries to address the persistent problem of the lack of...

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

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...

European Commission VP Jourova meets with CSOs to discuss Defence of Democracy package

On 6 July, the European Commission Vice President Vera Jourova organised a second meeting with CSOs to discuss challenges and concerns regarding the upcoming Defence of Democracy pack, particularly...

ECF Co-president ends leadership mandate at Civil Society Europe

After almost eight years of commitment to bring institutional recognition for European civil society in EU policy-making, the ECF Co-president, Jean-Marc Roirant, ended his leadership mandate as Chair...