Ahead of the 2023 EU elections, a broad coalition of civil society organisations led by Civil Society Europe and Social Platform have launched the Civil Society for EU campaign for better civic space and civil dialogue all over Europe.
Civil society is a cornerstone of democracy. But across the EU, NGOs are under pressure. In our Civic Space Report 2023, we explain why to create resilient democracies, we must empower civil society.
Reversing the trend of shrinking civic space and protecting civil society is vital to defend democracy. In 2023 we must take our campaigning to the next level.
In December 2022, European Civic Forum and Civil Society Europe convened over 100 representatives of civil society, institutions and donors to discuss how to enable, protect and expand Europe’s civic space. This work will now feed into a pan-European campaign ahead of the 2024 elections.