The European Parliament needs Civil Society to engage citizens in shaping Europe’s future

Civil Society Europe held a high level panel on the Conference on the Future of Europe and civil society participation at its Extraordinary General Assembly last Tuesday. The main EP stakeholders who worked for the preparation and adoption of the European parliament resolution, Ms Gabriele Bischoff, Mr Guy Verhofstadt, Mr Paulo Rangel, Mr Daniel Freund…

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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…

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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…

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The Conference on the Future of Europe needs civil society organisations as key partners

Civil Society Europe welcomes the adoption by the European Parliament of its position on the Conference on the future of Europe. We appreciate particularly the ambition to address the challenges that the European Union is facing and the need to undergo ambitious reforms through a robust debate, which will tackle among others: European values, fundamental…

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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…

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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…

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