ALDA invites all its members and partners to have a say on the survey on civic space
ALDA supports Civil Society Europe and CIVICUS to map out key trends on civic space in Europe.
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, FYR Macedonia, Kosovo, Montenegro, Serbia, Turkey).
According to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, all people, everywhere in the world, have the right to speak out, to organise, and to take action. These rights – the freedoms of association, assembly and expression - give us the freedom to form and join groups, peacefully protest, and advocate for the things we want – and to counter the things we don’t. These freedoms are called 'civic space' and are an essential part of a vibrant democracy; where debate and discussion thrive, and where people are able to contribute to important decisions that affect them.
As a leading figure in civil society, we want all our members and partners to be heard in this study. All responses will be confidential, will not be shared with third parties and will be analysed as a collective dataset, in conformity with EU regulations on data protection. Contribute to the survey by clicking HERE
Civil Society Europe (CSE) brings together more than 30 European networks of civil society organisations (CSOs) working towards dialogue on European policy around the shared values of Equality, Solidarity, Inclusiveness and Democracy. Our main objectives: to facilitate and enable horizontal and vertical dialogue between European civil society organisations and policy-makers; and to help strengthen CSOs in their activities and relations with the institutions. For more information about Civil Society Europe, click here
CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation is dedicated to strengthening citizen action and civil society throughout the world, especially in areas where participatory democracy and citizens’ fundamental freedoms are threatened. For more information about CIVICUS, click here