Romania: Bucharest mayor bans public protests on city’s main square

The Bucharest Mayor’s Office, led by one of the most popular political figures of the governing Social Democratic Party, is taking actions deterring civic protests in front of the Governmental building. Just yesterday, November 28th, The Bucharest local authorities announced they shall organize, for the first time in Romania’s post-communist history, a second Christmas fair.…

Polish Women’s Strike – information on the 11.11.2017 events in Warsaw and Wrocław

Neo-nazi Day in Poland: 3 women injured, 9 mauled, spat on and verbally abused in Warsaw by neonazis, 1 injured and 3 mauled in Wrocław, 45 people detained as a “prevention” measure. As Polish government encourages and enables neo-nazi and neo-fascist movements, Polish local authorities allow neo-nazis and neo-fascist marches in Polish cities and police…

European Civic Days: Civil Society Perspectives for a Positive Narrative

The European Civic Days this year brought us to Belgrade, spotting positive examples of civic mobilisations from Central and Eastern Europe and the Balkans, illustrating the values we share, tapping into their potential for developing counter narratives in a regional context where people are particularly confronted with a deep disillusionment with the transitional promise of…

More than 250 NGOs call for another vision of the Future of Europe

More than 250 non-government organisations from across Europe have today released an alternative vision for a more democratic, just and sustainable Europe. Intended to influence the debate on the future direction of Europe, this alternative vision is endorsed by organisations representing a multitude of public interest issues, including democracy, labour rights, culture, development, environment, health, women’s…

European Citizenship Awards: online votes are now open

The European Citizenship Awards 2016 are a joint initiative between Volonteurope and the European Civic Forum, two European networks which promote active citizenship and recognition of the importance of social justice to the cohesion of communities across Europe. The Awards celebrate the democratic and civic engagement of individuals, organisations, citizens’ groups, media platforms and social enterprises, recognising innovative…