POLAND: Civil society organisations ask the Portuguese Presidency of the Council to take action on the deteriorating situation

Over 200 civil society organisations (from 19 European countries, plus international CSOs) sent a letter to the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the EU, ahead of the EU General Affairs Council on April 20, expressing deep concerns over the deteriorating situation in Poland. The organisations are calling on the EU to address breaches of the rule of law, violations of women’s rights…

DENMARK: Reject discriminatory “Security for all Danes” Act and respect freedom of assembly

Open letter to the members of the Danish Parliament, published on 23 March 2020, also available on CIVICUS here. Members of the Danish Parliament Folketinget Christiansborg 1240 Copenhagen K Tel.: +45 3337 5500 E-mail: folketinget@ft.dk   URGENT: Reject discriminatory « Security for all Danes” Act and respect freedom of assembly. Dear Members of the Danish Parliament, The undersigned…

Stories From The Lockdown
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In May, we launched the call for nomination Stories from the lockdown aiming at discovering and collecting inspiring stories of activists, associations, movements or groups of citizens who are organising solidarity and civic contestation and making policy proposals to ensure rights are at the centre of the response amid the COVID-19 crisis in face of a restricted…

For a Europe that cares for all – during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond

#DEMOCRACY / #INCLUSION / #JUSTICE / #SOLIDARITY / #SUSTAINABILITY The COVID-19 pandemic is demonstrating all too well that unequal societies go hand-in-hand with human suffering, fragile economies and delicate democracies. Solidarity must be the bedrock of Europe’s response to this crisis: to fighting the pandemic and protecting all people, to managing the social and economic…

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…