Democratic Europe Together we can build a more caring, more equal, greener society

18 December 2019

A vibrant and protected civic space is an essential part of a healthy democracy - but it's under attack.

16 Friends of the Earth member organisations have told us they are facing restrictions, intimidation, harassment and attacks - what we collectively call 'shrinking space'.

In this episode of our podcast we hear how shrinking space for civil society is affecting our members in Austria and in Cyprus, what the causes are - and importunatly how to respond.

Austria, Cyprus
11 December 2019

In only her second week in office, new European Commission President von der Leyen has today set out a major environmental package to set the EU on a new environmental and climate path.

People across Europe face common problems – from inequality to discrimination, and unhealthy environments. These issues will not be solved by retreating into nationalism and division.


We can create more caring, democratic, equal, inclusive societies when we work together for the good of people and communities all over Europe.

For enquiries please contact:

  • Francesca Gater
  • Laura Hieber