To support our advocacy and network building, European Civic Forum produces a variety of publications, including advocacy reports, our Activizenship magazine and our new podcast, Civic Spaces. Check them out below!
Policy and advocacy reports
Civic Space Report 2023: Fighting for Democratic Empowerment and Resilience
Civil society is a cornerstone of democracy and rule of law. In the context of Russia’s aggression against Ukraine we are reminded that with few means and little power, in the context of conflicts, pandemics or natural disasters, civil society organisations and volunteers help people in need. They are often the first ones to arrive and the last ones to leave. They advocate for the common good and to ensure laws are not driven by corporate interest and for-profit pursues.
But across the EU, NGOs, associations and movements are experiencing pressures and challenges faced with the erosion of democratic processes and breaches of the rule of law.
In our Civic Space Report 2023, we highlight similar trends and patterns of deterioration of civic freedoms emerging across Europe.
Launched in 2014, Activizenship is a magazine edited by the European Civic Forum, aiming to explore the potential of forms of civic, social and political activism and to capture current trends and transformations affecting the civil society environment in Europe.
Civic Spaces is European Civic Forum’s new podcast, where we sit down with those fighting for systemic change in Europe and beyond.
We aim not only to highlight issues and bring attention to shrinking civic space, but also to highlight inspiring stories of successful activism. Each episode focuses on a specific topic.
Listen now on Spotify or Apple Podcasts and don’t forget to subscribe!