EU and Civil Society
Bulgaria: new proposals to stigmatize CSOs receiving foreign funding
Less than a month after the landmark decision of the European Court of Justice, another EU member state is attempting to restrict CSOs' access to funding.
Excluding CSOs from the democratic debate: a trend to be reversed, during and after emergencies
This is the sixth in our #EUlaw4civicfreedoms blog series, focusing on how CSOs can use EU law to safeguard their right to participation to public debate.
How can EU law safeguard CSOs’ access to funding: a landmark decision
Read our analysis on the European Court of Justice ruling on the Hungarian Transparency Law and its ground-breaking implications for CSOs, individuals and legal entities within and outside the EU.
Can confinement restrict CSOs’ services for vulnerable groups? Considerations from an EU law perspective
This is the fifth in our #EUlaw4civicfreedoms blog series, focusing on on how CSOs can use EU Law to protect their right to provide their services to the community in times of emergency.
ECNL urges European Commission to prioritise civic freedoms in AI White Paper
ECNL shares concerns raised by the civil society that the EU AI White Paper’s overall narrative suggests a worrisome reversal of EU priorities, putting global competitiveness ahead of the protection of fundamental rights.
Can EU citizens be stripped of their right to protest? Public emergencies, peaceful assembly and EU law
This is the fourth in our #EUlaw4civicfreedoms blog series, focusing on on how citizens can use EU law to safeguard their right to peaceful assembly.
Do CSOs have a right to funding in times of emergency?
This is the third in our #EUlaw4civicfreedoms blog series, focusing on on how CSOs can use EU law to safeguard access to funding.
Contact tracing beyond the pandemic?
This is the first in our #EUlaw4civicfreedoms blog series, focusing on how to use EU law to protect civic space from abusive surveillance.
BRIEFER – How to Use EU Law to Protect Civic Space
Read our briefer on how the new EU Law Handbook that we just launched can support your work to protect civic space in the EU.
How can EU law safeguard civic space and the right to privacy? We are one step forward.
Read our blog on recent rules that have put CSOs’ and donors’ right to privacy under attack and what ECNL does to help and defend civic space.
CSO Meter reports launched
Read our press release about CSO Meter- Assessing the civil society environment in the Eastern Partnership Countries.
CSO Meter: new tool piloted to assess civil society environment in the Eastern Partnership countries
The new CSO Meter will help regular and consistent monitoring and assessment of both law and practice affecting CSOs.