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Factors ranging from lack of funding to mounting political pressure have sparked a discussion regarding the future of civil society organisations in the EU.
As an integral part of the democratic regime and following the rise of extreme political movements, EU civil society groups are exploring ways to empower themselves, increase their leverage in the decision-making process and explain some misconceptions regarding their critical role in European societies.
At a time when civil society is being challenged by restrictive policies at national level, the EU must do its part to defend civic space, writes Kélig Puyet.
European civil society organisations are exploring ways to address the mounting pressure on them, clarify their role and empower themselves to tackle future social challe
The rise of extreme parties across Europe is motivating people of good will to speak out and get activated, the director of the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights told EURACTIV.com.