CSE supports a legislative initiative on Cross-border activities of associations

As societal challenges have a European or even global dimension, we witness the increase of activism crossing borders and connecting people. It is therefore critical that EU policies can support transnational cooperation among civil society organisations focusing for the common good. For this reason, we welcome the call for evidence and public consultation that the…

Civil society public letter on the Council’s proposed general approach to the Regulation of Political Advertising

The compromise text proposed by the Czech Presidency for the Regulation on political ads poses risks to democracy and civic space.  The text poses risks by: defining the free expression of political ideas and civic engagement as political advertising, therefore imposing disproportionate obligations on simple civic participation; establishing a sanctions regime that applies to users…

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…

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…

Civil Society Organisations accross Europe ready to work with Věra Jourová to protect civic space

Civil society organisations organised at National and European level, coming from a diversity of areas of citizens concerns have written to Věra Jourová, as the European Commission Vice President designate on Values and Transparency. This follows the commitment she took during her hearing at the European Parliament to become the contact person for civic space…