What is ”Reclaim our Civil Space!” about?
The project aims at addressing the trends of democratic backsliding and shrinking civil space observed in Central and South-eastern Europe, by enhancing regional cooperation and networking among civil society organizations from the bottom up.
Does it all start with a webinar?
Yes! We will tell you about the main outlines of the program and you will get to know each participating organization. In a moderated panel discussion involving representatives of each partner (see below) we will discuss questions such as:
• What is the state and main trends of civil society in the various countries and what motivated partners to join the project?
• What are their goals, what do they hope to achieve through the project in the coming 3 years?
• How can CSOs and community groups get involved and benefit from this project?
You will learn about the kinds of activities are foreseen in your country and how you and your organization can be part of the change this project brings to our region. The discussion will be followed by Q&A session, too.
Do you really want to work with me on this one?
Yes, there will be plenty of opportunities for you and other CSOs/groups to participate! ”Reclaim our Civil Space!” builds on broadening the grassroots basis and constituency of civil society through training an mobilizing activist groups and movements, and linking this local level to the European by developing together the outlines of a comprehensive European civil society policy.
Which are the participating countries?
The project will be implemented by CSOs from Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Serbia and Slovakia with expert support from Norway.
The “Reclaim our Civil Space!” project benefits from a 1,8 million € grant from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway through the EEA and Norway Grants Fund for Regional Cooperation.
Register here by 17th September. Registered participants will receive a zoom link via email prior to the event.
Participants from the same organization please register individually.