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…

Survey on Civic Space in Europe

Survey on Civic Space in Europe Civil Society Europe and Civicus, the World Alliance for Citizen’s participation launched in January a survey open to associations and leading activists in the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland, and the candidate countries to the EU Accession: Albania, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and…