Publication date: 22 September 2021

Protecting civic space in the EU

Civil society organisations play a vital role in promoting fundamental rights, but they face diverse challenges across the European Union. This report presents FRA’s findings on a range of such challenges. The findings are based on research, and on two online consultations with civil society organisations, carried out in 2020.

Downloads

Publication date: 22 September 2021

Protecting civic space in the EU (3.25 MB)

Overview

The research underscores that the situation varies considerably across Member States. Yet it also shows that the situation in 2020 was generally more difficult than in previous years, often due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Despite this reality, the research also points to some positive developments.

In this report:

  1. Overall challenges and opportunities for civil society across the EU
  2. Strong and active civil society: General developments
  3. Regulatory environment
  4. Access to and use of funding
  5. Access to and participation in decision making
  6. A safe space for civil society

Key findings and FRA opinions

Country research

Publication date:
22 September 2021

Legal environment and space of civil society organisations in supporting fundamental rights - Country research

These reports constitute background material for a comparative report for the project “Fundamental Rights Platform and cooperation with civil society”. The country research was prepared by FRA’s research network FRANET for the report 'Protecting civic space in the EU'. The information and views contained in the documents do not necessarily reflect the views or the official position of the FRA. The documents are made publicly available for transparency and information purposes only and do not constitute legal advice or legal opinion.

Downloads

Publication date: 22 September 2021

Country research - Legal environment and space of civil society organisations in supporting fundamental rights - Austria (184.56 KB)

Publication date: 22 September 2021

Country research - Legal environment and space of civil society organisations in supporting fundamental rights - Belgium (243.72 KB)

Publication date: 22 September 2021

Country research - Legal environment and space of civil society organisations in supporting fundamental rights - Bulgaria (250.38 KB)

Publication date: 22 September 2021

Country research - Legal environment and space of civil society organisations in supporting fundamental rights - Croatia (197.88 KB)

Publication date: 22 September 2021

Country research - Legal environment and space of civil society organisations in supporting fundamental rights - Cyprus (294.05 KB)

Publication date: 22 September 2021

Country research - Legal environment and space of civil society organisations in supporting fundamental rights - Czechia (319.03 KB)

Publication date: 22 September 2021

Country research - Legal environment and space of civil society organisations in supporting fundamental rights - Denmark (195.71 KB)

Publication date: 22 September 2021

Country research - Legal environment and space of civil society organisations in supporting fundamental rights - Estonia (181.72 KB)

Publication date: 22 September 2021

Country research - Legal environment and space of civil society organisations in supporting fundamental rights - Finland (287.02 KB)

Publication date: 22 September 2021

Country research - Legal environment and space of civil society organisations in supporting fundamental rights - France (299.12 KB)

Publication date: 22 September 2021

Country research - Legal environment and space of civil society organisations in supporting fundamental rights - Germany (182.72 KB)

Publication date: 22 September 2021

Country research - Legal environment and space of civil society organisations in supporting fundamental rights - Greece (239.18 KB)

Publication date: 22 September 2021

Country research - Legal environment and space of civil society organisations in supporting fundamental rights - Hungary (436.87 KB)

Publication date: 22 September 2021

Country research - Legal environment and space of civil society organisations in supporting fundamental rights - Ireland (178.4 KB)

Publication date: 22 September 2021

Country research - Legal environment and space of civil society organisations in supporting fundamental rights - Italy (290.29 KB)

Publication date: 22 September 2021

Country research - Legal environment and space of civil society organisations in supporting fundamental rights - Latvia (280.02 KB)

Publication date: 22 September 2021

Country research - Legal environment and space of civil society organisations in supporting fundamental rights - Lithuania (221.71 KB)

Publication date: 22 September 2021

Country research - Legal environment and space of civil society organisations in supporting fundamental rights - Luxembourg (261.2 KB)

Publication date: 22 September 2021

Country research - Legal environment and space of civil society organisations in supporting fundamental rights - Malta (235.43 KB)

Publication date: 22 September 2021

Country research - Legal environment and space of civil society organisations in supporting fundamental rights - The Netherlands (249.25 KB)

Publication date: 22 September 2021

Country research - Legal environment and space of civil society organisations in supporting fundamental rights - Poland (208.91 KB)

Publication date: 22 September 2021

Country research - Legal environment and space of civil society organisations in supporting fundamental rights - Portugal (254.02 KB)

Publication date: 22 September 2021

Country research - Legal environment and space of civil society organisations in supporting fundamental rights - Romania (305.35 KB)

Publication date: 22 September 2021

Country research - Legal environment and space of civil society organisations in supporting fundamental rights - Slovakia (234.28 KB)

Publication date: 22 September 2021

Country research - Legal environment and space of civil society organisations in supporting fundamental rights - Slovenia (287.64 KB)

Publication date: 22 September 2021

Country research - Legal environment and space of civil society organisations in supporting fundamental rights - Spain (179.74 KB)

Publication date: 22 September 2021

Country research - Legal environment and space of civil society organisations in supporting fundamental rights - Sweden (328.02 KB)

Publication date: 22 September 2021

Country research - Legal environment and space of civil society organisations in supporting fundamental rights - North Macedonia (225.82 KB)

Publication date: 22 September 2021

Country research - Legal environment and space of civil society organisations in supporting fundamental rights - Serbia (218.18 KB)

Related