Civil Society: Key Actors for the Future of Europe

Diversity Europe Group conference on the state of associations, organised in partnership with Civil Society Europe Civil society organisations respond to a wide variety of concerns and perform very important social, cultural, civic, recreational and economic functions. Through their various missions, they support excluded and marginalised groups, provide essential services and contribute to social cohesion and to safeguarding…

European Civil Society Forum 2020

Civil Society- or NGO-Forums constitute a well-established way to shadow and influence the Presidencies of the Council of the EU from a civil society perspective. Initiated by the European Civic Forum, these events form a central place for exchange, debate, position finding and agenda setting as well as a political dialogue with the respective Presidencies.…

Activizenship #2 is out !

The second issue of Activizenship has just been released ! In the continuity of the recent developments about fundamental rights and civic space in Europe, this second number focuses on the Hungarian case and the raise of the concept of Illiberal Democracy, « labelled » by Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban. Activizenship magazine was launched as an attempt to…

Call for EU action to safeguard Democracy and fundamental rights

We stand with the people of Poland who marched this week-end in defence of democracy and European values. We are concerned that adopted and proposed legislation of the Polish government undermines fundamental rights and freedoms. This includes: limitations to the independence of the judiciary undermining the system of checks and balances and violation of the constitution, restrictions on the…

Call for EU action to safeguard Democracy and fundamental rights

We stand with the people of Poland who marched this week-end in defence of democracy and European values. We are concerned that adopted and proposed legislation of the Polish government undermines fundamental rights and freedoms. This includes: limitations to the independence of the judiciary undermining the system of checks and balances and violation of the constitution, restrictions on the…