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…

Fundamental rights must underpin the EU Action Plan to fight money laundering and terrorism financing

Civil Society Europe responded together with a loose coalition of Not for Profit Organisations to the consultation on the European Commission Action Plan for a comprehensive Union policy on preventing money laundering and terrorism financing focusing from the perspective of the civil society sector. Non-profit organisations participate to the fight against money laundering and terrorism…

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…

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…

Strengthening the rule of law through an enabling civic space

Civil Society Europe working group on civic space and fundamental rights met with Dr. Sylwia Spurek, member of the European Parliament Civil Liberties Committee, last 4 November. The delegation which included representatives of the Human rights and Democracy Network, Greenpeace EU, Solidar, the European Civic Forum and the Environmental Partnership Association, discussed how civil society…

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…