HUNDREDS OF CIVIC ORGANISATIONS FROM ACROSS EUROPE URGE EU LEADERS TO PUT CIVIC SPACE AND CIVIL DIALOGUE HIGH ON THE EU AGENDA!

Brussels, 19th September 2019 While the European Parliament committees are preparing their questions for the hearings of Commissioner-designates starting on 30th September, about 200 civil society organisations from across Europe co-sign an open letter to MEPs drawing their attention on the missing elements in President-elect Von der Leyen’s mission letters and portfolios. As pointed out in…

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The ECF publishes its newest advocacy paper for CSOs

In a Europe, where we are increasingly witnessing barriers to access fundamental rights and civic actors are being stigmatised, oppressed or even criminalised. On 10 December 2018, as the world celebrates the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, hundreds of civil society organisations (CSOs) and movements mobilise across European countries. They share…

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European Citizenship Awards: It’s your time to play! Online votes are open

http://civic-forum.eu/english/european-citizenship-awards-its-your-time-to-play-online-votes-are-openAfter an intense debate and more than 30 applications received, the jury members of the European Citizenship Awards selected four nominees in each of the three categories. The European Citizenship Awards 2018 is a joint initiative between the European Civic Forum and Volonteurope, two European networks which promote active citizenship and recognition of the importance of social justice to the…

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CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANISATIONS REQUEST WITHDRAWAL OF THE DRAFT LAW ON AMENDMENTS ON THE LAW ON SOCIAL PROTECTION

A group of civil society organisations is contesting the Draft Law on amendments on the Law on social protection in Serbia, after a non-transparent process of consultation by the Serbian government and several paragraphs that could undermine the rights of workers and the social welfare system in the country. The ECF, through its member organisation…

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