Empowering human rights civil society to act and grow in Europe

The Agency presented its work in the area of human rights and civil society space during the European Economic and Social Committee’s (EESC) Civil Society Days 2017.

In discussions on empowering civil society to act and grow in Europe’, FRA highlighted five areas of concern as identified in its data collection and consultation with civil society. These included the regulatory environment for civil society, access to funding, access to decision-making processes, creating a safe and enabling environment, and the capacity of civil society organisations. The event took place in Brussels from 26 to 27 July. Ahead of the conference, FRA Director Michael O’Flaherty gave an interview on ‘EU civil society at a crossroads’.