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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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The European Civic Forum welcomes 6 new member organisations in its network

Following the General Assembly held online on 30 June, the European Civic Forum has officially 6 new member organisations, which now amount to more than 90. The members were invited to vote on 6...

European citizens deserve more and better from the EU budget under discussion

Download in PDF | French version accessible hereAs stated by civil society actors and the European Parliament, the Council decisions about the EU multiannual budget are not acceptable. Mobilisation...

Nominations of EESC members: Polish authorities are using the Trojan Horse method

The European Civic Forum condemns the retaliation of the Polish government against the re-election of Karolina Dreszer-Smalec, representing the National Federation of Polish NGOs (OFOP), for another...

Ending SLAPPs: strategic lawsuits against public participation

Together with over a 100 NGOs, ECF has published a policy paper on how the EU should end gag lawsuits, also known as SLAPPs. Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation (SLAPP) are lawsuits...
EU Budget presented on May 27 by the European Commission

CSOs Open Letter to European and national leaders

Text available in PDF here | Letter in Italian | Letter in FrenchUPDATE: on July 6, the European Civic Forum sent a follow-up letter to Mrs. Von der Leyen, Mr. Michel and Mr. Sassoli. You can read it...
EU recovery budget presented by Ursula Von der Leyen

EU budget: value for money and money for values?

On 27 May, the European Commission presented a budget for the next seven years, including exceptional funding of 750 billion euros for a European response to the crisis resulting from Covid 19. This...

CONNECT EUROPE Final Event: 20 years of fundamental rights

On 26 May, on the anniversary of 2019 European elections, Connect Europe partners met online for the last event of the project to discuss with activists, NGOs as well as representatives of...
10 lessons for the future, after the Covid19 crisis

Discussion on the 10 lessons: “Too many citizens felt in their flesh the need to come up with a

On 9th of May 45 organisations and thousands of citizens across Europe called for online and offline events on a day-long kick off, all across Europe. The ECF held a discussion on the Future and...
Testimonies: lessons from the crisis

How citizens & NGOs organised solidarity amid Covid-19

The unprecendented crisis that hit the whole world in the last months revealed how much solidarity means to us. The upheaval of our way of life, in our consumption patterns also urged many of us to...