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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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Open letter to EU AI Act negotiators: Do not trade away our rights!

Friday 8 December 2023, Brussels As the supposedly final negotiation on the EU’s landmark Artificial Intelligence (AI) Act drags on, the undersigned civil society coalition calls on lawmakers to...

Joint Letter: End the expansion of the EU’s EURODAC database

More than 100 civil society organisations have signed an open letter, urging the the EU to stop the expansion of EURODAC. Civil society calls for an end to the expansion…...

We are hiring: Network Development Coordinator

European Civic Forum (ECF) is a pan-European network of more than 100 associations and NGOs across 29 European countries. Founded in 2005, we have spent nearly two decades working to protect civic...

November 2023: Israel-Palestine

In the latest edition of our newsletter, we share our statement on the ongoing situation in Israel and Palestine, outlining our demands the EU works for a generalised and immediate ceasefire...

Join us for Civic Pride 2023: Celebrating everyday heroes of Human Rights!

At the core of our societies lie individuals and groups dedicated to ensuring that every person, regardless of circumstance, enjoys their fundamental human rights. We recognise and value the millions...

ECF Statement: Israel-Palestine

The European Civic Forum is a network of more than one hundred associations across the continent.  ECF defends the civic freedoms of association, assembly and demonstration. It is committed to the...

European House Budapest – The First Macro-Regional Citizen Agora in Budapest

After four preparatory meetings in the macro-regions (Vienna for the Danube, Rome for the Adriatic and Ionian, Lyon for the Alpine and Stockholm for the Baltic Sea Region) we will have the concluding...

European Movement Italy – Report of the EP on the revision of the Lisbon Treaty: Analysis of

In the context of a plenary session full of debates and decisions that provoked strong divisions between the political forces, especially on environmental issues (pesticides and packaging), the...

Greek Forum of Refugees – Active Participation and Political Integration for an Inclusive

One of the fundamental goals of the Greek Forum of Refugees (GFR) is the substantial and active participation of refugees and migrants in the host society. We strongly believe in an inclusive society...