Theory of Change: A workshop to plan the future


October 14th, 2022

As charities or social movements, we often have a clear idea of what our vision, missions and activities are. But when it comes to building a clear strategy that encompasses everything to forecasting our strategic moves for the next 12 (…)

Webinar: Supportive Approach to Fundraising


May 13th, 2022

Many non-profit organisations are seeking to maintain and expand their funding sources, as challenges for inclusion, democracy, peace, health, justice and equality have been piling up in the recent years. It is therefore beneficial to reflect on what are the (…)

Pro Bono Coaching in Management


December 10th, 2021

The past two years have been challenging in many ways and have greatly impacted civil society organisations’ finances, mission, work development, internal functioning… Individual conversations we had with members of the network concluded that many are confronted with management issues (…)

Coffee Break Webinars


January 5th, 2021

Every day, organisations are challenged by changing political contexts, new technologies, lack of resources, isolation, etc. Forging alliances and exchanging good (or bad) practices are a good start to adapt to change and have a bigger/better impact, and that’s perhaps (…)

Free online training: Values-Based Framing


December 18th, 2020

Following our recent call for structural support and the many interesting applications received, we have listed the most recurring needs expressed by the CSOs of the Citizens for Europe’s community and decided to propose a series of joint trainings to (…)

Our voices, our fights


October 6th, 2020

Cyberviolence is frequently used to target minority and discriminated groups, and to discredit their representatives in order to dissuade them from speaking out. The Internet and digital technologies are not neutral : Digital platforms and social networks are designed and developed (…)

Support to the documentary "The Monopoly of Violence"


September 15th, 2020

« As anger and resentment grow in the face of social inequalities, many citizen-led protests are being repressed with an ever-increasing violence ». In France, the yellow vest movement has been going on for two years, with many cases of police assaults (…)

The Progressive Centre and Citizens for Europe join forces

Christian Miess

September 23rd, 2019

Civil society engagement across national borders needs resilient and flexible structures. In the coming months, Das Progressive Zentrum (The Progressive Centre, DPZ) and Citizens for Europe (CFEU) will join forces to meet today’s challenges for European CSOs with common projects and networking (…)

#EP2019 elections & beyond

CFEU Coordinator

May 23rd, 2019

All over Europe projects in connection to the European Parliament elections 2019 are being implemented by the CFEU community. If you want to know more about successful projects, follow the links below and read more about the organizations on the (…)

Connecting and empowering European democracy defenders


April 5th, 2019

A strong, independent and vibrant civil society is a sign of a healthy democracy. Citizens are a force to resist democratic backslidings when they are free to monitor and hold decision-makers to account, to raise concerns about abuses of power, (…)

#EP2019 Support - Process & Results

CFEU Coordinator

December 19th, 2018

In our last post, Citizens for Europe (CFEU) offered small-scale grants to increase the impact of campaigns in connection with the #EP2019 elections. Confronting the current challenges and threats to our European democracies, many civil society organisations are developing initiatives (…)

#EP2019 - Support for Your Campaign

CFEU Coordinator

October 24th, 2018

Citizens for Europe (CFEU) offers small-scale grants for increasing your impact. Thanks again to all CFEU members that made this participative grant-making process possible through their input! Download the application template, here! Purpose Confronting the current challenges and threats to our (…)

Open Letter – Stand up with Hungary for a #WelcomingEurope!

CFEU Coordinator

June 25th, 2018

Hungary’s Parliament passed a series of laws that criminalise individuals and NGOs that offer help to migrants in need. With this open letter, civil society organisations call European citizens to sign and mobilise behind the #WelcomingEurope European Citizens’ Initiative. Hungarian (…)

FundAction - Renew Grantees

CFEU Coordinator

May 24th, 2018

FundAction launched a new round of grants: ‘Renew’ grants, intended to support systemic change. Now, the results of the Renew grant are in! After receiving 41 proposals out of the 160 members of FundAction, the community reviewed by commenting and (…)

Going local with the second edition of #AssoTech


March 23rd, 2018

Last October, Citizens for Europe supported VoxPublic in the organisation of a one-day event to reflect on the topic of digital tools and their use to encourage the participation and mobilisation of marginalized populations. One of the objectives was to (…)

Democracy, innovation and creativity...


February 2nd, 2018

The second edition of the « Rencontres nationales de la participation » on democratic innovations will take place from the 6th to 8th of March in Lille (France). Organised by Décider Ensemble, this big gathering of elected officials, democracy practitioners and nonprofit (…)

Kitchen party Berlin

Citizens For Europe

November 27th, 2017

On November 16th, Citizens for Europe invited members of Berlin‘s civil society scene, that share a progressive approach to European topics, to join an after-work kitchen party. We welcomed around 15 participants working in various contexts – as NGO employees (…)

Building bridges between civic tech & associations (Paris)


August 21st, 2017

Which digital tools can we use to mobilize disadvantaged citizens, defend their rights, and efficiently call out to decision-makers ? Citizens for Europe and VoxPublic are jointly organising a one-day event on the 19th of October 2017 to collectively reflect (…)

Voting Rights Campaign, Germany

CFEU Coordinator

July 20th, 2017

In the run-up to the general elections in Germany on 24 September 2017, a group of German NGOs challenges the status quo of voting rights for third country nationals. At this point, third country nationals do not have any voting (…)

On Our Watch hackathon


July 18th, 2017

From the 29th of September to the 1st of October, for 48h, activists, journalists, dataviz specialists and coders will gather to dive into the 2014-2017 EP votes data and try to make sense of it! What is On Our Watch? (…)

Citizens for Europe supports the Campaign Accelerator!


June 19th, 2017

Citizen mobilization (noun): the art of mobilizing the maximum number of citizens over the long term and transforming the sum of their contributions, online and offline, into concrete victories. At the heart of Citizens for Europe mission is the will (…)

What the fund?! - Call for innovative ideas


December 19th, 2016

You are a NGO, association, or a social entrepreneur in the making? You have a great idea that could positively impact society, your neighborhood, city or country? You are creative, motivated, but don’t know exactly where to start? We invite (…)

Démocratie Ouverte - Place To DO

Démocratie Ouverte

November 29th, 2016

The Citizens For Europe network has recently agreed to financially support its member Démocratie Ouverte and their work on the renewal of democracy by citizens, including the initiative “Place To DO” which will take place on 6-8 December in Paris (…)

Sketchnote Ninja Training


September 7th, 2016

Sketchnotes inspire NONLINEAR THINKING and can INSPIRE others. Ideas come to us from multiple directions. Visualising all these multiple starting points help us “see” how and where we can apply logic to a problem. Ready to become a sketchnote ninja? (…)

EU-Balkans Civil Society Forum Paris

European Alternatives

May 24th, 2016

At a moment of existential crisis for the European project, of breakdown of solidarity between countries throughout the continent and of undermining of fundamental rights and democracy in many countries, it is vital to change the narrative, to put relations (…)

Civil Society Forum Belgrade

CFEU Coordinator

May 2nd, 2016

The Civil Society Forum Belgrade will serve as a place for EU and Western Balkans civil society to come together to develop recommendations and policy proposals for the EU enlargement in the Western Balkans. These outputs will be used in (…)

Brussels CFE Project Fair

CFEU Coordinator

February 9th, 2016

After the success of our first ever Garden Party in October 2015, a small group of people from the Brussels network has been working on the development of our collective “garden” and would now like to invite the Brussels community (…)