A thriving civic space is an important pillar of healthy democracies, one of the core values that EU citizens and people want to be defended by the European Parliament. However, a series of challenges still limits the space for civil society in the EU and the opportunities to meaningfully contribute to policy making.

On 19 January 2024, we will explore the views of prominent European political parties on the link between threats to democracy and shrinking civic space against the backdrop of next year’s European elections, as well as their vision on civil society’s role in preserving European democracies.

More info and programme here.

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