European Union



Resilient democracy: a strong and diverse civil society

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Start date : 06/02/2019
End date : 06/02/2019
EESC (room VMA3), Brussels, Belgium
European Economic and Social Committee,
Employment and social rights,

This opinion of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) aims at promoting the value of strong civil society organisations as automatic stabilisers in our democratic systems, which are facing challenges from the rise of populist and extremist movements, distrust of the free press, authoritarian tendencies, and xenophobia. Democratic civil society organisations therefore need to be supported at all levels - local, regional, national and European.


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