In many countries across Europe, restrictive laws had already narrowed the space for civil society before the pandemic hit. Civil society groups are worried that governments could use the current crisis to (further) threaten the rule of law and democracy.
February 2019, Press release about the formation of Civitates by sixteen foundations.
November 2018, “A time to stand together“ – A declaration condemning the violence directed towards civil society. Full statement and list of signatories