Eurodiaconia is an active member of Civil Society Europe(CSE), the coordination of civil society organisations in Europe, which gathers platforms and networks in various fields such as human rights, citizenship, education, culture, social rights, youth, disability, anti racism, development cooperation and the environment, amongst others.
The main focus of CSE is to work on issues that are transversal to civil society organisations such as civil dialogue, civic space and access to funding.
A critical area for CSE work is highlighting increasing restrictions to the freedoms of association, assembly and expression of not for profit associations in Europe and raising awareness of EU decision-makers of the need for action.
In order to support policy action, it is critical to gather sufficient data on this phenomenon.
For this reason, Civil Society Europe has launched in cooperation with Civicus an annual survey to map out key trends on civic space in Europe over the last year. The survey covers the European Union, the European Economic Area (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway), Switzerland, and the countries candidate to EU accession (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Kosovo, Montenegro, Serbia, Turkey).
The survey is open to civil society organisations at national (or local level).
We would like to ensure that the perspective of the the variety of the civil society is included, and therefore call on you to participate and disseminate within your network. Responding to the survey will take 10-15 minutes of your time.
The findings will remain anonymous and will be made freely available for your information and use.
The survey runs until December 2017.
Please access the survey in English
Please access the survey in French
Please access the survey in Italian