Open letter: the EU must not sit idly by while a Member State’s democracy is in jeopardy

Civil Society Europe has co-signedthe following letter, together with other 79 civil society organisations and members of the European Parliament. The letter was sent to the presidents of the European Commission and Council: Dear President von der Leyen,  Dear President Michel,  The coronavirus pandemic represents an urgent global challenge. Governments and EU institutions must act decisively…

The European Parliament needs Civil Society to engage citizens in shaping Europe’s future

Civil Society Europe held a high level panel on the Conference on the Future of Europe and civil society participation at its Extraordinary General Assembly last Tuesday. The main EP stakeholders who worked for the preparation and adoption of the European parliament resolution, Ms Gabriele Bischoff, Mr Guy Verhofstadt, Mr Paulo Rangel, Mr Daniel Freund…

CSE calls for legal measures at EU level to counter SLAPPs

Civil Society Europe supports a letter sent to the Vice President of the European Commission Vera Jourova and signed by 26 civil society organisations representing journalists , NGOs and activists and calling for EU measures to deter Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation (SLAPPs) whihc are increasingly used to silence individuals and organisations that play a…

Civil Society Europe discusses with the European Parliament the Conference on the Future of Europe

At its Extraordinary General Assembly Today Civil Society Europe will host an open session on the Conference on Future of Europe and civil society participation. It will be the opportunity for an open exchange between civil society organisations representing the interest of citizens in various areas of public concern and key members of the European…