For immediate release: 22nd January 2015
Established on 16 December 2014 in Rome, Civil Society Europe is a permanent coordination of organised civil society at EU level. Civil Society Europe brings together European networks of associations and NGOs that share a common vision for Europe, and will work towards regenerating the European project around the shared values of equality, solidarity, inclusiveness and democracy.
Civil society organisations and movements are the materialisation of citizens’ aspirations for change including in the content of the European policies that do not meet expectations and needs in terms of social justice and universal access to fundamental rights.
From this perspective, Civil Society Europe hopes to be influential in shaping the agenda on issues of common interest for citizens and organisations, to nurture a vibrant European democracy grounded on civic participation, and to ensure that people’s aspirations guided by the values we share are heard and responded to.
Within this mandate, Civil Society Europe will intervene in the revision process of the inter-institutional cooperation on better law-making for the full implementation of Article 11 of the Lisbon Treaty on civil dialogue with representative associations and civil society.
A launching press conference will take place on 3 February from 13:30 to 14:00 in the European Parliament press conference room (PHS 0A50), Brussels, in the presence of Sylvie Guillaume MEP, European Parliament Vice-President responsible for Citizenship.
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Read more in the Civil Society Europe manifesto.
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