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Projects of hope: Expanding the public sphere in practice

Friday 12 november 2021 12:00 - 12:45
Across countries and regions, the threats to civic space have multiplied: constraining media, limiting and preventing expression and dissent, vilifying and undermining protest movements and civil society as anti-national and terrorists, enacting sweeping emergency powers, and expanding surveillance. From civil society organizations and human rights defenders to democratic processes or judicial proceedings, many civil society actors experienced closing civic space and were forced to adapt and respond to the new context. This session will celebrate practical efforts made by civil society to overcome these restrictions and explore innovative solutions to protect, strengthen, and expand democracy and civic space in post-Covid.
Stage C
Protecting the civic space in times of Covid-19

Including the participation of (5)

Francesca Fanucci
Senior Legal Advisor

European Center for Not-for-Profit Law

Fidèle Djebba
Focal Point CSPPS Cameroon

Civil Society Platform for Peacebuilding and Statebuilding (CSPPS)

Fabio Bargiacchi
Founder and Executive Director

European Centre For Electoral Support (ECES)

Jonathan Osei Owusu
Executive Director

The Perfector of Sentiments (POS) Foundation

Projects that may interest you

Scale-up project
Protecting the civic space in times of Covid-19
Civic Space Guardian
South America
Argentina, Colombia, Mexico
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Protecting the civic space in times of Covid-19
The EU Human Rights Defenders mechanism
Every year, the European Union Human Rights Defenders mechanism -, offers life-saving support to hundreds…
Colombia, Syria, Uganda
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