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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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EDITO: As the EU elections approach, civic space continues to shrink

The European elections kick off in just one week. Over four days, millions of voters will go to the polls to elect new members of the European Parliament, at a crucial moment for Europe. These...

LDH: Bordeaux 2024, the LDH launches into the battle to unite against the far right

Translated and edited by ECF from LDH Newsletter From 18-20 May 2024, the LDH brought together its delegates, representing sections, federations and regional committees, for its 92nd national congress...

European Movement Italy: Viktor Orbán must not chair the Council of the European Union

Based on the schedule of presidencies of the Council of the European Union, the Hungarian government of the autocrat Viktor Orbán is set to chair the intergovernmental meetings—from July 1st to...

JOINT LETTER: Hungary’s Defence of Sovereignty Law – accelerating the infringement

Dear Ms. von der Leyen and Ms. Jourová, As representatives of a coalition of international civil rights groups dedicated to upholding democracy, the rule of…...

European Civic Micro-Grants: Announcing the selected projects!

The European Civic Forum is constantly working to improve its support to local organisations and movements, especially within its membership. That's why we established the…...

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…...