Civil Society for EU

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Civil society plays a key role in our democracies. We promote and protect fundamental rights, we ensure underrepresented voices are heard, and we support governments and institutions to respond to people needs. Yet, we face an increasing list of barriers that limit our potential.

We call on EU leaders and representatives to fully unlock this potential by better recognising, supporting and engaging with civil society, so that we can meaningfully contribute to a better Europe. Find out how Civil Society for EU plans to make this change a reality!

Civil society supporters

elected MEPs have already committed to stand up for civil society
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Maria Ohisalo

Prenom NOM - 8th Parliamentary term

Leïla Chaibi


Chloé Ridel

Prenom NOM - 9th Parliamentary term

Matjaž Nemec


Mounir Satouri

Civil Society Stories

Civil society is an essential part of European societies. Discover the ways civil society actors work on a daily basis to provide for people needs, uphold fundamental rights and support communities.

SDG Watch Europe
Make Europe Sustainable For All


“SDG Watch Europe works in collaboration with a wide range of CSOs on joint policy briefs with a call to action and specific recommendations for Europe to step up its implementation of the SDGs. These briefs provide recommendations for the EU Commission in order to uphold the commitments and transition pathways laid out in the European Green Deal”
European Students' Union
European students’ community to ensure the involvement of youth


“The European Students’ Union (ESU) represents almost 20 million students from 40 different countries. The main aim of the organisation is to represent the interests of the students at the European level. ESU also aims to strengthen the student participation and input on local, national and European level. This all creates a wide student community. For me it’s vital that there’s coordination between all the student unions in Europe to make our voice heard during the elections and also afterwards.”

Katariina Järve, President of EÜL (Estonian National Union of Students)

Inter Alia
Inspiring social change


“Effective civic participation means being able to shape decisions that affect our lives. This ability, however, is not given: it has to be built, then translated into action. Inter Alia’s Heart Point of Civic Intervention is the space where collective needs, concerns and demands are articulated and voiced in public. It is a cross-border activism and organising hub where public actions and campaigns on heart-felt issues are designed and collective capacities, as well as individual skills, are developed and tried out.”

Martina Tresca, Advocacy Officer

Other campaigns around the 2024 EU elections

Civil society across Europe has plenty of ideas for a brighter and fairer future.
Get to know some of these proposals.

European Students’ Union
Six progressive proposals to deliver a Just Transition
Cultural Deal for Europe
EU For Global Justice