Civic Space Watch
Monitoring and sharing resources on Civic Space in Europe
What is Civic Space?
We endorse CIVICUS’ understanding of civic space: “a set of universally-accepted rules, which allow people to organise, participate and communicate with each other freely and without hindrance, and in doing so, influence the political and social structures around them.“
Civic Space is a concept central to any open and democratic society and governing bodies have the duty to protect it.
One civic space - three pillars
The European Civic Space Watch is a collaborative,
knowledge-sharing online tool contributing to better
observing the state of civic space across Europe
by gathering together alerts from civil society, existing
analyses and institutional resources.