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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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Òmnium Cultural: Spain answers complaint, justifying police infiltration in youth groups

The interior ministry of Spain has admitted and defended planting undercover officers in youth groups in a response to a judicial complaint laid by Òmnium Cultural. The orgnaisation filed the...

We are recruiting! Policy and advocacy officer needed

The  European Civic Forum (ECF), a transnational network that brings together over 100 associations and NGOs across 27 countries in Europe, is recruiting a Policy and Advocacy officer! Our secretariat...

3rd rule of law report: the commitment to promote and protect the rule of law requires turning

On 13 July 2022, the European Commission published its third annual report reviewing the rule of law infrastructure and developments in 27 Member States in 2021. The European Civic Forum took part in...

SAVE THE DATE: European Civic Academy 2022 takes place along side 20th anniversary of the European

Save the date for the fifth edition of the European Civic Academy taking place in Florence, Italy on 10th and 11th November 2022!   The European Civic Academy (ECA) was launched by the European Civic...

ECF meets in Paris for its General Assembly and the CSOs Convention closing event

The 2022 Annual General Assembly (AGA) of the European Civic Forum took place on 29th June, in the French Economic, Social and Environmental Council (CESE) in Paris. After the meeting of the National...

Join our secretariat – we are looking for a Civic Space officer

The European Civic Forum is hiring! We are looking for a Civic Space officer, to join our Brussels-based secretariat under a CIP (Convention d'Immersion  Professionnelle) for 6 months. The civic space...

European Commission must guarantee a meaningful role for civil society in ‘RebuildUkraine’

Statement by European and Ukrainian civil society organisations Published during the Ukraine Recovery Conference, Lugano (Switzerland), 5 July 2022 European civil society has been standing and...

We are hiring! Join the ECF as our new Communication and Campaign officer!

The ECF secretariat is composed of a small but dynamic and multi-task team, responsible for the implementation of the work programme and the day-to-day management of the network. Team spirit, empathy...

Droit de Cité – le 4 juillet avec le Mouvement Associatif

DROIT DE CITÉ, LA GRANDE JOURNÉE POUR LES ASSOCIA-TIONS ET CELLES ET CEUX QUI S'Y ENGAGENT AU QUOTIDIEN, INITALEMENT PRÉVUE LE 31 JANVIER 2022, EST REPORTÉE, COMPTE-TENU DU CONTEXTE SANITAIRE, AU 4...