Survey on Civic Space in Europe
Civil Society Europe and Civicus, the World Alliance for Citizen’s participation launched in January a survey open to associations and leading activists in the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland, and the candidate countries to the EU Accession: Albania, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Turkey to map out key trends on civic space in Europe. Given recent developments, the survey will allow us to assess how operating conditions for civil society have changed in Europe over the past 12 months, what are the emerging trends and challenges that civil society organisations have to face, as well as the possibility to develop common responses. The survey deals with civic space, civil society collaboration and support, obstacles and challenges facing civil society at national level and broader political trends in Europe. In order to ensure the broadest possible range of views, we would like to invite you to disseminate the survey widely within your network. The findings will be made freely available for your information and use. All responses will be confidential, will not be shared with third parties and will be analysed as a collective dataset. The survey includes 30 questions and should not take more than 15 minutes. The survey has been closed end of February and results are being analysed. Please do not hesitate to share this post About us: Civil Society Europe (CSE) brings together more than 30 European networks of civil society organisations (CSOs) working towards dialogue on European policy around the shared values of Equality, Solidarity, Inclusiveness and Democracy. Our main objectives: to facilitate and enable horizontal and vertical dialogue between European civil society organisations and policy-makers; and to help strengthen CSOs in their activities and relations with the institutions. CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation is dedicated to strengthening citizen action and civil society throughout the world, especially in areas where participatory democracy and citizens’ fundamental freedoms are threatened.