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…

EU institutions repond to our letter on Europe’s recovery after the pandemic and Civil Society

Last 18 June Civil Society Europe sent a letter signed together with 52 platforms of civil society organisations to the European Commission, the European Council, the German Presidency of the EU and the European Parliament ahead of the European Council meeting which discussed the EU Recovery Plan and the EU Multiannual Financial Framework 2021-2027. In…

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…