With #CivicPride, we ended a very intense year of campaigning all across Europe, a year full of actions advocating for a democracy that gives voice to everyone, leaves no one behind and makes Europe great for all! More than a thousand organisations and activists took the social networks between 5 and 10 December to express…Détails
Find below a common text discussed by networks of NGOs in Milan on 13-14 December 2019. The text is addressed to EU institutions regarding the Conference on the Future of Europe. ————————————————————————— Whereas it is undoubtedly necessary and urgent to have an aggiornamento of the EU for many reasons: the very long financial and subsequent…Détails
Following a large mobilisation from civil society organisations and an intense advocacy campaign towards members of the European Parliament, president-elect Ursula von der Leyen reviewed the mission letter of Commissioner for Transparency and Values, Vera Jourova. The final mission letter, published on 1 December 2019 on the Commission’s website, notably stipulates that Mrs. Jourova will…Détails
On Wednesday, 18 December, over 200 cities in Poland stood in civic protest for judiciary independence. The direct reason for protests, that were held outside courthouses across Poland and, in Warsaw, outside Polish parliament, is the bill dubbed “gag bill” that will implement harsh disciplinary measures against judges who will obey the European law and…Détails
European Civic Forum joins other organisations from all across Europe to condemn the attack against the Bulgarian Helsinki Committee
On September 30, 2019, in Bulgaria the nationalist party IMRO-BNM has sent a signal to the Prosecutor General to cease the activity of the human rights organization – Bulgarian Helsinki Committee. This was an unprecedented move aimed at putting pressure on civil society organisations working for fundamental rights. The Prime Minister said that his government…Détails
Actions speak louder than words, what values will the new European Commission President really uphold?
This joint article by the organisations listed below was first published in EurActiv.Détails
Stefan Batory Foundation calls for a re-engagement in the advocacy campaign for the European Union and for the European Union. on local, national and transnational levels. With the new EP and new Commission and the future discussion in the European Council on the 7-year EU budget for funding procedures to answer challenges we are facing…Détails
In May, we launched thethe call for nomination Success stories of resistance aiming at discovering and collecting inspiring struggles of activists, organisations, associations, collectives of people fighting for fundamental rights (equality, inclusion, dignity, sustainability and justice) against growing political apathy, consumerism, exclusion and individualisation in Europe. Choosing only 6 stories out of such diverse, important and moving…Détails
HUNDREDS OF CIVIC ORGANISATIONS FROM ACROSS EUROPE URGE EU LEADERS TO PUT CIVIC SPACE AND CIVIL DIALOGUE HIGH ON THE EU AGENDA!
Brussels, 19th September 2019 While the European Parliament committees are preparing their questions for the hearings of Commissioner-designates starting on 30th September, about 200 civil society organisations from across Europe co-sign an open letter to MEPs drawing their attention on the missing elements in President-elect Von der Leyen’s mission letters and portfolios. As pointed out in…Détails
Download the letter See the amended mission letter for Mrs. Jourova See the amended mission letter for Mrs. Suica In an open letter, signed by almost 200 organisations, CSOs are calling upon MEPs to increase demands from the college of Commissioners and include civic space and civil dialogue in the mission letters of Commissioners-designate Šuica…Détails