At a moment when basic civil rights are challenged across the European Union, European Institutions need to lead by examples in ensuring that organised civil society can flourish and be empowered. Concrete measures must be introduced to support and develop civic space in the Europe. Civil Society Europe calls on all EU institutions to recognise…Details
Civil Society Europe (CSE) welcomes the Commission’s Communication on Further Strengthening the Rule of Law within the Union State of Play and possible next steps. In the current context where persistent and longstanding abuses to the rule of law and EU values have occurred, this Communication is much needed. CSE is concerned that the lack…Details
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…Details
On 28 and 29 March civil society activists and academics from all over Europe, including from the Balkans and Black Sea Region gathered at the European Civic Academy in Słubice, at the Collegium Polonicum, an academic institution symbol of the German and Polish reconciliation and of European unity. The meeting was organised in cooperation with…Details
On 7 February 2019, Civil Society Europe together with de verenigde verenigingen, the Flemish Platform of civil society organisations held an expert meeting in Brussels gathering civil society organisations, and experts to discuss possible avenues for a legal framework for European Associations and foundations at EU level. In Europe, Civil society organisations are experiencing multiple…Details
On 19 February 2019, members of the Civil Society Europe Steering Committee met in Brussels. They discussed the work programme, prepared a long term strategy and the next General Assembly which will take place on 06 June 2019 in Brussels.
The 3rd European Civil Society Academy will take place on 28 and 29 March 2019 in Słubice at Collegium Polonicum in Poland, an Academic institution symbol of reconciliation between Germany and Poland. The meeting is organised in cooperation of: OFOP, the national Polish civil society platform, Collegium Polonicum and the European Alliance for Social Sciences and…Details
CSE welcomes the ECA report on transparency in EU funding and supports the call for a better definition of NGOs at EU level
Civil Society Europe welcomes the European Court of Auditors (ECA) report as a contribution to ensuring further transparency by the European Union on how EU money is spent. This will allow us to better show the added value of our work and stand ready to further improve in the future, at a time where NGOs…Details
Letter to the EC Vice-President on monitoring the rule of law, democracy and fundamental rights in the EU.
On 30 October 2017, Civil Society Europe addressed a letter to the first EC Vice-President , Frans Timmermans, in order to organise a meeting to discuss initiative that could be undertaken to promote civic spaces and democracy in Europe. In line with the recent attacks on civil liberties in some Member States, CSE and other…Details
In a vote to the report on Transparency, accountability Integrity in EU institutions, voted yesterday by the European Parliament, a strong majority of MEPs rejected a number of last minute amendments tabled in plenary that aimed at restricting civic freedoms and participation of civil society organisations in the decision making process at EU level which…Details