Are you looking to join forces and do advocacy on your interests as a civil society organisation?

Are you looking for a community and a learning space where you can network and learn from likeminded organisations and build your capacity?

Look no further!

CSE provides the following to serve our diverse membership by:


Building a common, strong civil society voice on transversal issues, implementing and reviewing EU Treaty provisions on civil dialogue; developing an open civic space


Supporting mutual learning among CSOs at both EU and national levels, exchange good practices, and develop common solutions


Providing CSOs with tools to reinforce their accountability towards their members, citizens, and institutions at all levels


Reinforcing CSOs’ capacity to play a watchdog role by providing guidance for action

Civil Society Europe Membership Offer

CSE is a membership-based organisation and unique value-based community.
It is open to all European networks of not-for-profit associations that:

1) have member organisations in or are represented through their members in at least half of EU countries;

2) have a legal status, and

3) endorse CSE’s mission statement.

All full members have equal status in the organisation.


CSE partners with other CSOs that are non-profit and driven by a public benefit. Currently, CSE’s partners include: the Philanthropy Europe Association (Philea) and the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC).

If you are interested in becoming a member, please fill in this form and send it to
Ms. Carlotta Besozzi, Coordinator of Civil Society Europe, at