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Countering Shrinking Civil Space in EU Member States - The Responsibility of Europe

This event will provide an opportunity to debate the role and responsibilities of European institutions towards civil society and the possible steps they can take to counter the closing of civil space in our continent.

Civil society organizations play a vital role in the upholding of European values on the local and on national levels, in the development of good governance and democracy as well as in helping communities to organize themselves for the public good. At the same time, a shrinking of civil space can be observed globally, as more and more governments create legal, administrative and financial barriers to the free operation of civil society organizations. Although less pronounced, this trend is present within the EU as well, especially in some of its new Member States.

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