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Publication date: 22 September 2021

Protecting civic space in the European Union video file (26.47 MB)


Behind every good deed...

Every call for change...

Every freedom we cherish...

There are people. Like you.

People coming together to make a difference, defend our fundamental rights, and build a better world.

Civil society organisations in europe play a vital role in upholding our human rights. From taking care of the most vulnerable, to holding the most powerful to account. Civil society organisations can only thrive with a:

  • Supportive legal framework
  • Secure funding
  • Access to policy making
  • Space to work safely without harassment or interference.

Let's take action to defend civic space.

Let's support civil society.

Discover the challenges and how we can address them in FRA's report at