Our new project "Reclaim our civil space!" (EEA/Norway Grants for Regional Cooperation)

We are happy to announce our new project thanks to the support of EEA and Norway Grants Fund!
What is ”Reclaim our Civil Space!” about?
The project aims at addressing the trends of democratic backsliding and shrinking civil space observed in Central and South-eastern Europe, by enhancing regional cooperation and networking among civil society organizations from the bottom up.

Which are the participating countries?
The project will be implemented by CSOs from Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Serbia and Slovakia with expert support from Norway.

It will all start on 22.9.2020 16h - 17:30 with a webinar!
Yes! We will tell you about the main outlines of the program and you will get to know each participating organization. In a moderated panel discussion involving representatives of each partner (see the Invitation) we will discuss questions such as:
• What is the state and main trends of civil society in the various countries and what motivated partners to join the project?
• What are their goals, what do they hope to achieve through the project in the coming 3 years?
• How can CSOs and community groups get involved and benefit from this project?
You will learn about the kinds of activities are foreseen in your country and how you and your organization can be part of the change this project brings to our region. The discussion will be followed by Q&A session, too.
 
The “Reclaim our Civil Space!” project benefits from a 1,8 million € grant from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway through the EEA and Norway Grants Fund for Regional Cooperation.

REGISTRATION: https://forms.gle/573TcoapCD5Xta3j7
Registered participants will receive a zoom link via email prior to the event.

Project partners: 
Members of the Environmental Partnership Association (EPA):
Bulgarian Environmental Partnership Foundation (BEPF)
Czech Environmental Partnership Foundation (CzEPF)
Hungarian Environmental Partnership Foundation (HEPF)
Polish Environmental Partnership Foundation (PEPF)
Romanian Environmental Partnership Foundation (REPF)
Slovakian Environmental Partnership Foundation (SEPF)
Hungarian Civil Liberties Union (HCLU)
Civil Society Development Foundation (CSDF)
Norwegian Helsinki Comittee (NHC)
Youth Initiative for Human Rights - Serbia (YIHR)