European Commission: The need to include a European Civil Society Strategy

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Brussels, 21 June 2022 — The International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and 300 civil society organisations (CSOs) from across Europe call on the European Commission to include in the 2023 work programme a proposal for a European Civil Society Strategy. The call for a Civil Society Strategy has been a long-term demand of CSOs at the European and national levels. It is supported by a European Parliament resolution on the shrinking space for civil society in Europe passed in March 2022 and recommendation 36.8 of the Conference on the Future of Europe’s final report.

Read the letter from the European Coordination for Civil Society Organisations to Ms Ursula von der Leyen, president of the European Commission:

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