Solidarity with Adam Bodnar, Polish Ombudsman

MEDEL issued a statement today on Advocate General Tanchev's opinions in cases C-487/19 and C-508/19 and the termination of Adam Bodnar's mandate as Polish Ombudsman, decided by the politically captured Polish Constitutional Court.

Europe's People's Forum calls for permanent consultation mechanism

The first expert organisation that advised the EU institutions to use an online platform for the CoFoE is now calling for a permanent mechanism of citizens' consultation.

Reflections on 50 years of work by the Schwarzkopf Foundation

On April 1, 2021, the Schwarzkopf Foundation Young Europe celebrated its 50th anniversary.  André Schmitz-Schwarzkopf reflects on 50 years of work promoting European values and democracy. 

L'incendio a Cox'Bazar: "Così ho trovato il corpo di mio figlio ridotto in cenere"

Shahid (il nome è di fantasia), è uno dei papà superstiti dell'incendio che il 22 marzo ha travolto il campo profughi in Bangladesh dove vivono circa 900 mila rifugiati Rohingya tra tende e giacigli. Moas, dal 2017 sul posto, ha incontrato alcune delle famiglie che oggi hanno perso tutto e provano a "rinascere" da quella stessa cenere

Reject discriminatory "Security for all Danes" Act and respect freedom of assembly

Open letter to the members of the Danish Parliament, published on 23 March 2020

Global events mark 200 years of Greek independence

On 25 March 2021, Greece celebrated the bicentennial of the Declaration of Independence from the Ottoman Empire.

Global Statement - CSW65

Protect Women’s Civic Freedoms to Enhance their Role in Public Life 16 March 2021

CIVICUS, European Civic Forum and ECNL are asking support for a letter to be sent to the Danish Members of Parliament

CIVICUS, European Civic Forum and ECNL are asking support for a letter to be sent on Monday to the Danish Members of Parliament concerning a new package named “Security for all Danes” which will restrict the right to protest and disproportionally affect minority groups in Denmark. 

Conference on the Future of Europe: decisive renewal or missed opportunity?

As the champagne glasses clink and chime, Henry Kissinger might easily ask of the Conference on the Future of Europe: “What’s it for? Who’s in charge? Who do I call?” Walter Mondale might also add: “Where’s the beef?”

Six ways to make the Conference on the Future of Europe a success

Europeans want to talk about the future. That was the very clear outcome of the March Eurobarometer survey. 92% said the EU should listen more closely to citizens when it comes to deciding what happens next in Europe.

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