Empowering Civil Society Voices: Leveraging the potential of participatory tools in the European Union and its Member States
The European Center for Not-for-Profit Law will organise “Empowering Civil Society Voices: Leveraging the potential of participatory tools in the European Union and its Member States” online from 26-27 September.
Civil society voices must be taken into account when policies are made. But what novel tools can empower people and effectively channel their voices into EU decision making? How can CSOs use existing participatory processes to uphold the rule of law in the EU? What are the challenges of using all these tools and conditions needed for success?
Philea will co-host the “Tools to Uphold the Rule of Law in the EU” session on 27 September, exploring the updated version of the “Handbook on How to Use EU Law to Protect Civic Space”, which highlights how CSOs can use EU participatory tools to uphold the rule of law. The session will offer the opportunity to discuss the effectiveness of such tools with EU institutions’ representatives, gather feedback on experiences of engagement in such tools and proposals for improvement.