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Press Release: Civic freedoms declined over past five years despite EU democracy agenda, new report finds

Civic freedoms in decline in the EU and Western Balkans EU policies contributes to shrinking space for civil society Restrictions against protests showing solidarity with the Palestinian people across the EU Ahead of the EU elections, a new report released by the European Civic Forum finds that overall, civic freedoms have deteriorated in Europe during…...
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To defend democracy and fundamental rights, civil society must be considered as a key partner

On 18 July 2024, the European Parliament will vote for the next president of the European Commission, the first step before forming the new Commission. In the next five years, EU institutions must...

June 2024: Finding hope after the European elections

Welcome to the latest edition of ECF's newsletter. After June's disappointing European elections, we share some reasons to be hopeful. With the Hungarian presidency of the Council…...

Joint letter: We Stand With Transparency International Hungary and Átlátszó

The EU Needs To Urgently Protect Civic Space in Hungary  The undersigned organisations call on the European Commission and EU Member States to take immediate action to protect civic space in Hungary...

Okotars: Hungarian CSOs launch the Civil EU Presidency

Hungary holds the presidency of the Council of the EU between 1 July and 31 December 2024. Two CSO networks - the Great Lakes and Wetlands Alliance and the Civilisation Coalition - launch the Civil EU...

European Movement Italy: New Game Changers in a Reshaped World Order, and the EU agenda 2024-2029.

 July 9, 2024 from 14:30 to 18:30 (CET) Hybrid event.  A Think tank meeting hosted by the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of Regions (Room JDE 53) and facilitated by the...

Libera: Our new space opens in Rome

In April, began another chapter of the Italian organization Libera against mafias's nearly thirty-year history: ExtraLibera is our new space, open in Rome at Via Stamira 5. A multimedia journey, a...

Gong: Activities ahead of the EU elections

Gong published the paper "The State of Democracy in Europe and the Democratization of the European Union after the 2024 Elections" on the eve of the elections for the  European Parliament. The author...

European House Budapest: The first MRS Civil Yearbook is out!

The first Macro-Regional Civil Yearbook covering in a comprehensive manner the achievements and major developments of civil society stakeholders of the four macro-regions has been published by...

May 2024: Elections approach

In this edition, we present our Civic Space Report and look ahead to next week's EU elections. Plus, we bring you the latest episode of our…...