A European Statute for Associations: let’s get the ball rolling!

Together with Philea, Social Services Europe, the European Center for Not for Profit Law and CEDAG, we welcome the European Parliament Report on A Statute for European Cross Border Associations and non-profit organisations as an important contribution to the recognition and strengthening of the role and enabling framework of civil society organisations in Europe, both…

Civil Society & the National Recovery and Resilience Plans: A Reality Check

Civil Society Europe together with the European Center for Not-for-Profit Law has released a study updating its analysis of the participation of civil society organisations in the preparation of the National and Recovery and Resilience Plans published in December 2020. This new report prepared with the support of Caritas Europa, Centre for European Volunteering, Eurochild,…

Bring your folding chairs and let’s rock the Conference for the Future of Europe!

During its meeting on 7 April, the Executive Board of the Conference on the Future of Europe* rejected a proposal from the European Parliament to include a representative of the Civil Society Convention on the Future of Europe as an observer. Twenty years after the civil society engagement in the Intergovernmental Conference that brought a…

Protecting Public Watchdogs across the EU: A Proposal for an EU ANTI-SLAPP Law

Civil Society Europe has joined forces with 66 civil society organisations from across Europe that have been working together over the past years to raise awareness and urge policy makers to protect public watchdogs such as journalists, rights defenders, activists and whistleblowers from Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation (SLAPPs) to present a paper with a…