Conference for a thriving civic space: Why do we need a European civil society strategy?


Human rights. Dignity. Solidarity. Equality. We believe in these values. Unfortunately, not everybody does. Over the past years, civil society in Central Europe has been under pressure: They suffered smear campaigns and vilification, harassment and even restrictive legislation. Democratic backsliding, the weakening of rule of law and the dismantling of checks and balances are dangerous trends to our societies causing harm to the people. This calls for action. 

“Reclaim Our Civil Space!” is our common effort to create cross border networking and cooperation, and to bring our voice together to Brussels to the European level: by developing the outlines of a comprehensive European civil society strategy.

Join our next workshop in Budapest on 1-2 June 2022 for further brainstorming about the idea and the potential content of a possible strategy. Discuss with us the next steps and joint actions towards its approval by EU institutions and let’s gather broader support among CSOs for this cause!

The event is free to attend, but registration is needed –please register here until 2 May 2022. For more information contact Móra Veronika,

The organisers cover the costs of accommodation and travel to international participants and those coming from greater distances.

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Looking forward to seeing you!


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