Enhancing civil society space in the EU

The Agency will discuss ways to enhance civil society space in the EU with NGOs during an expert roundtable organised by the Open Society European Policy Institute and Open Society Justice Initiative on 21 February in Brussels.

The focus of the meeting will be on funding for civil society and ensuring an enabling regulatory environment for civil society, including at the EU level. The FRA Director Michael O’Flaherty will speak at the roundtable’s opening panel. This meeting follows the publication of the Agency’s report Challenges facing civil society organisations working on human rights in the EU