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…

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…

EU Elections 2019

It is time to vote for “our” European Union The European elections will take place across Europe on 23-26 May 2019, and citizens will directly elect their representatives in the European Parliament. Members of the European Parliament co-decide with the Council of the EU (representing member States Governments) the great majority of EU laws which…

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Civil Society Europe calls on leaders of European Institutions meeting for the European Council to set up a structured dialogue on migration

Concerned by the lack of a coordinated and adequate response that is exacerbating fear, racism, and indifference among citizens in Europe, as well as by the violations of human rights experienced by migrants and refugees. Stressing that the current “refugee and migrant crisis” will  not cease in the short term and that longer term policies…