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What do you want to achieve with this project?

We are looking for victorious stories of activists, associations, movements or groups of citizens who fight for fundamental rights and justice for all, while also resisting attempts to deny their rights to associate, protest, speak out and act.

We are particularly interested in the transformative and emancipatory potential of these struggles, empowering activists and people in general to step from resistance to positive outcome and even systemic change.

Six of them will be selected by the European Civic Forum based on:

  1. the effectiveness of their approach to resist shrinking of democratic spaces and fundamental rights;
  2. the positive impact of their action on their communities as well as on the political and public life;
  3. the general state of civic space and fundamental rights in the countries in which they operate.

The selection will also try to ensure a fair territorial and thematic representation of various challenges and diverse rights-related issues. They should illustrate some of the many ways of considering a mobilisation a success. Selected activists will be invited to a reward ceremony in Brussels in winter 2019, and their stories will be collected in the Activizenship #4 magazine (find the background note here)

Do you need help to put your idea into practice?

You can spread the call among the activists and organisations involved and following the news via Citizens for Europe, in order to reach out to more potential applicants.

Nominations are open until 15 June, we will regularly publish a reminder via our social media channels.

What are the details of the project?

Are you fighting for fundamental rights?

Are you facing challenges/pressures doing so?

Is your resistance to these challenges/pressures a catalyst factor to engage more citizens in your cause?

SHARE YOUR STORY ! 

Selected activists will be invited to a reward ceremony in Brussels in winter 2019, and their stories will be collected in the Activizenship #4 magazine. The case studies of Activizenship #4 will also be at the centre of ECF’s campaigning and advocacy efforts for 2020. The magazine will be disseminated online as well as through local, national and European events and policy discussions, where the activists will be invited to share their stories. The ECF will also rely on the partnership with ARTE TV to reach a wider audience and make the case of the initiatives rewarded.

Topics the proposal focuses on
  • Democracy and Participation
  • Human/ Fundamental Rights