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…

‘Rebuild Ukraine’ : A joint statement to the European Commission

JOINT STATEMENT: European Commission must guarantee a meaningful role for civil society in ‘RebuildUkraine’ In May 2022, the platform “RebuildUkraine,” developed for the reconstruction of Ukraine, was announced by Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission. As civil society organisations, we applaud the formation of ‘RebuildUkraine.’ However, we are concerned about the absence…

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…