Empower citizens

Forty-four Italian civil society organisation initiated and signed a Declaration on the Rule of Law, the Multiannual Financial Framework, the European Conference on the Future of Europe and an Empower Roadmap and decided to send it to the European Parliament, the European Commission, the European Council, the Council of the Union, the Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions.

The document encourages the EU institutions and the Member States to ensure the independence of civil society across the EU and proposes measures to increase independent funding opportunities for CSOs.

As for the Conference on the future of Europe (CoFE), signatories call for a bottom-up, building-site and free-standing and spontaneously organised events based on the model of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival to mobilise EU citizens ahead of the Conference.

For more info please read the full text of the declaration.

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