Eurodiaconia has signed a joint letter to Vice President-designate on Values and Transparency Věra Jourová to follow up on her commitment to become the contact person for civic space issues.

The signatories, coordinated by Civil Society Europe, welcome Věra Jourová’s important commitment in a context where freedoms of assembly, association and expression are increasingly challenged in Europe. The need for ensuring an EU focal point for regular dialogue between EU institutions and a vibrant and independent organised civil society based on European values has been also highlighted. In the letter, the 146 European Networks and National organisations, also stress that any future strategy on the rule of law must include measures to promote and enable civic space as civil society organisations are a key partner to identify violations, promote democracy and fundamental rights.


Find the letter to Vice President-designate Věra Jourová on Civil Society Europe’s website.