Featured news

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…...
Read More

News

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

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...

Petition: Put people, democracy and the planet at the heart of our digital futures!

Dear EU lawmaker, We – as individuals, collectives, communities, and societies – have the agency, and responsibility to shape the future of a digitalised world.  In 2024 and beyond,…...

Joint letter – Georgia: Last chance to stop Russian-style crackdown on civil society

International human rights organizations, civil society groups, and election observers are urging European and national leaders to promptly address the Georgian government’s attempt to crackdown on...

April 2024: Reflecting on 2023, preparing for the next five years

Welcome to ECF's April newsletter! In this edition, we bring you the latest from our General Assembly, our new report on…...

ECF co-organises roundtable on a protection mechanism

On 18 and 19 April, ECF and an informal coalition of civil society organisations hosted by Civil Society Europe, including our members Nyt Europe, CNVOS, Batory Foundation and FDSC hosted a roundtable...

EDITO: Reflecting on 2023, preparing for the next five years

Last week, ECF members and staff gathered in Marseille for our General Assembly. There, we discussed many topics, including reflecting on our achievements and lessons from 2023 and looking ahead to...

ECF holds Annual General Assembly in Marseille

On 25-26 April, ECF members and staff gathered in Marseille (and online, due to strikes that disrupted many members’ flights) for our Annual General Assembly. The meeting, which took place alongside...

Fundacion Cives – The CIVES Foundation supports educators in integrating democratic memory

Since last February, the CIVES Foundation has been hosting conferences in several cities in Spain with the goal of supporting teachers in incorporating Democratic Memory into the academic program...

OFOP – 50 NGOs gather in Warsaw for a two-day event focusing on European topics

Recently, the National Federation of Non-Governmental Organizations (OFOP) hosted 50 NGOs from Poland in Warsaw during two days focused on European topics. On the first day, April 18, the 2nd Civic...