Survey on Civic Space in Europe

Thursday, 4 February 2016

Civil Society Europe and Civicus, the World Alliance for Citizen’s participation, are launching a survey open to associations and leading activists in the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland, and the candidate countries to the EU Accession: Albania, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Turkey.

The purpose of the survey is to map out key trends on civic space in Europe. Given recent developments, the survey will allow its authors to assess how operating conditions for civil society have changed in Europe over the past 12 months, what are the emerging trends and challenges that civil society organisations have to face, as well as the possibility to develop common responses. The survey deals with civic space, civil society collaboration and support, obstacles and challenges facing civil society at national level and broader political trends in Europe.

The findings will be made freely available for your information and use. All responses will be confidential, will not be shared with third parties and will be analysed as a collective dataset.

Deadline for filling in the survey: 15 February 2016