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PRESS RELEASE: European Commission adopts problematic foreign funding directive, ignoring civil society warnings

Despite widespread concerns expressed by the European Civic Forum and hundreds of civil society organisations (CSOs) in consultations, meetings and letters, the European Commission has proposed a foreign funding directive as part of its Defence of Democracy package. The directive will create a register of entities that carry out “interest representation services” or activities on…...
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EDITO – 2023 must be the year of civil society mobilisation

Reversing the trend of shrinking civic space and protecting civil society is vital to defend democracy. In 2023 we must take our campaigning to the next level...

Libera – Latest Updates

By Libera contro le mafie e la corruzione   In December Libera contributed to the launch of the Create Balance campaign, as part of the EU partnership initiative WINGS - New Gender Strategies for...

Ökotárs – Our Union Values Programme has been launched!

By Ökotárs  Ökotárs – Hungarian Environmental Partnership Foundation and its partners have published a new call for applications for civil society organisations committed to democracy, human rights...

European House Budapest: Shadow Report Praised by the European Commission

By European House Hungary    The European Commission recently released its new Report on the assessment of the implementation of macro-regional strategies, together with a staff working document...

Fundacion Cives: Delivering solidarity messages through postcards – BEST project results

By Fundacion Cives   The project ‘Building European Solidarity Today’ (BEST), co-financed by the Erasmus plus program, has successfully closed its third European edition (2020-2022). In a period...

European Movement Italy – The pragmatic way of European federalism

By Pier Virgilio DASTOLI, Rome, January 18, 2023   If the European Council was to accept the proposal, adopted by the European Parliament last May, to organize the tenth European elections on...

Co-creating a strategic approach for an open civic space in the EU

In December 2022, European Civic Forum and Civil Society Europe convened over 100 representatives of civil society, institutions and donors to discuss how to enable, protect and expand Europe’s civic...

ECF is hiring! – Office manager

The European Civic Forum (ECF) is a transnational network that brings together over 100 associations and NGOs across 27 countries in Europe and is actively working to promote civic and popular...

OFOP: Polish civil society gathers to celebrate International Human Rights Day

On 9th of December, around 100 representatives of civil society organisations and networks from across Poland gathered in Warsaw to celebrate the International Human Rights Day. The event was...