Survey on Trust in EU Institutions
Protect Civil Society, Defend Democracy: A Civil Society Strategy for an effective rule of law
European Convening: protecting & expanding EU civic space
Joint letter on EU Defence of Democracy Package
NextGenerationEU must involve all stakeholders! So far, it has not.
Expert Roundtables: Trustworthy Media
Statement by Civil Society on EP Resolution on transparency and accountability in the European institutions
Civil Dialogue in the EU – What’s next?
CSE Accountability Training Session on Codes of Conduct
Workshop on Disinformation & Civic Space
High-Level Conference on ‘RebuildUkraine’ & Civil Dialogue
High-Level Conference on ‘RebuildUkraine’ & Civil Dialogue
CSE supports a legislative initiative on Cross-border activities of associations
Civil society public letter on the Council’s proposed general approach to the Regulation of Political Advertising
Defense of Democracy Package: Civil Society is key
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Civil Society High-Level Conference, 30th June – Paris
‘Rebuild Ukraine’ : A joint statement to the European Commission
The Future of Europe is Ours: A View from Civil Society
Join our Call for a European Civil Society Strategy!
High Level Conference Civil Society and The Future Of Europe
Expert Round Table on the Role of Social Movements in Trust in Governance
Strasbourg Summit: European Civil Society Assembly, 7th May 2022
5th Strasbourg Summit
Join Us for The CSOCOFOE Final Event: Presentation of Final Recommendations
4th Conference on the Future of Europe Plenary
CSOCOFOE Final Event
EU Civil Society: #WeStandwithUkraine
A European Statute for Associations: let’s get the ball rolling!
CSE calls on new EP President Roberta Metsola to lead on civil dialogue
Civil Society & the National Recovery and Resilience Plans: A Reality Check
Calling for a Civil Society Strategy for the EU
Civil Society Organisations: Key Actors for The Future of Europe
Contribute to the Civil Society Convention Cluster Consultations!
Civil Society & the National Recovery and Resilience Plans: what’s new?
Kick Off Event on The Conference on The Future of Europe
Bring your folding chairs and let’s rock the Conference for the Future of Europe!
Civil society must be part of the agenda setting of the Conference on the Future of Europe
New Eu Policy on Money Laundering And Terrorism Financing Prevention: The Impact on The Not For Profit Sector
The Civil Society Convention on the Future of Europe is ready to work
The Civil Society Convention on the Future of Europe has been launched!
Today at 5:00 pm: we are launching the Civil Society Convention on the Future of Europe!
Launch Of The Civil Society Convention On The Future Of Europe
Joint CSE & EEB Event On National Recovery & Resilience Plans And Civil Society
Join the Civil Society Convention on the Future of Europe
Civil Society Organisations largely sidelined in the preparation of the National Recovery Plans
Are you involved in the National Recovery and Resilience Plans?
Protecting Public Watchdogs across the EU: A Proposal for an EU ANTI-SLAPP Law
We are for a strong EU Framework Directive on Minimum Income.
Let’s build back better Europe together
Online Round Table On Trust & Distrust In Governance: The Role Of Media, Science & Civil Society
National Recovery and Resilience Plans must be drafted with civil society
Building a new narrative of enlightened trust at European Union level
EU citizenship rights include democratic participation
Rule of Law in Europe Report: What’s next?
European democracy needs a vibrant and independent civil society
EU institutions repond to our letter on Europe’s recovery after the pandemic and Civil Society
Fundamental rights must underpin the EU Action Plan to fight money laundering and terrorism financing
Letter from Civil Society to MFF negotiators
Open letter on breaches in transparency and accountability of Member States nominations to the EESC 2020-2025
Europe’s recovery after the pandemic and Civil Society
The EU must end gag lawsuits against civil society, trade unions & media
Round Table On Trust & Distrust In Governance
Trust and Distrust in EU Governance What is at stake?
A shrinking and threatened civic space is an important indicator of a weak rule of law
Open letter: the EU must not sit idly by while a Member State’s democracy is in jeopardy
Covid 19 : Civil Society at the forefront
The European Parliament needs Civil Society to engage citizens in shaping Europe’s future
CSE calls for legal measures at EU level to counter SLAPPs
Civil Society Europe discusses with the European Parliament the Conference on the Future of Europe
The Conference on the Future of Europe needs civil society organisations as key partners
Strengthening the rule of law through an enabling civic space
Civil Society Organisations accross Europe ready to work with Věra Jourová to protect civic space
Open letter over undue pressure to civil society in Bulgaria
CSE meets EP Vice presidents in charge of relations with citizens
The impact of Civil Society Organisations in Europe
CSE writes to future Commission President on civic space in Europe
A Roadmap to Civil Dialogue in the EU
CSE responds to EC rule of law consultation
EU Elections 2019
European Civic Academy
European Civic Academy
The way forward to a framework for Civil Society Organisations in Europe
CSE on the ECA Special report on Transparency of EU Funds implemented by NGOs
Letter to the EC Vice-President on monitoring the rule of law, democracy and fundamental rights in the EU
Workshop on Civic Space @ EYE 2016: Building and supporting civil society?
CIVIL SOCIETY EUROPE
The European Coordination
for Civil Society Organisations
Civil Society Europe (CSE) is the coordination of civil society organisations at the European (EU) level.
Through its membership, CSE reaches out to millions of people who are active in or supported by not-for-profit organisations and CSOs across the EU.
CSE was created by several CSOs as a followup of the European Year of Citizens, and established as an international not-for-profit organisation in
Since then, Civil Society Europe has become a point of reference for EU institutions on transversal issues concerning civil dialogue and civic space.
CSE’s mission is to contribute to EU recognition of the essential role and value of independent and plural CSOs in building and nurturing a democratic society that is based on fundamental rights.
CSE is currently composed of 22 platforms & networks of civil society organisations among the most representative CSOs active at EU level in a wide variety of areas:
FIGHT AGAINST RACISM & OTHER DISCRIMINATIONS
RIGHTS OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES
ENVIRONMENTAL & ANIMAL RIGHTS
Since its inception, CSE has:
BUILT A COMMON ADVOCACY AGENDA
together with diverse and representative networks and platforms of CSOs that are working on the main areas of citizens’ concerns, aimed at EU institutions
PUT CIVIC SPACE (ITS EXISTENCE AND SAFEGUARDING) ON THE EU AGENDA
notably by publishing the first reports with evidence of the shrinking civic space at the EU level and ensuring that civic space is included in the rule of law cycle
Ensured the participation of civil society within the Conference on the Future of Europe (CoFoE) by launching a Civil Society Convention for the CoFoE
80+ member organisations and 200+ recommendations developed; the Convention obtained 5 out of 8 seats for civil society within the CoFoE itself
Increased EU institutions’ awareness of the importance of consulting and meaningfully taking into account CSOs’ perspectives
regarding the Recovery and Resilience Facility, and provided guidance to national CSOs
Contributed to the review of EU funding rules
for instance through the inclusion of volunteers’ work and the increase of funding for CSOs in the Multiannual Financial Framework
Made innovative proposals to strengthen civil dialogue at EU level through joint reports
READ OUR ANNUAL REPORTS ABOUT CSE’S ACTIVITIES, GOALS, AND ACHIEVEMENTS
THEMATIC AREAS OF INTERVENTION
Civil Society Convention on the Future of Europe
Rule of Law
Access to Funding
CSE working groups were established to create a dialogue space between civil society organisations and movements across Europe.
They provide a common and permanent space for the pooling of: experience and good practice; knowledge and documentary ressource; campaign and other forms of collective actions.
They are currently focused on 5 thematic areas.