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TEDxLiberdade: The Power of Together - Videos are now available online 30/09/2014

ICNL, ECNL, and TEDxLiberdade are pleased to announce the release of the speaker videos from TEDxLiberdade: The Power of Together. On April 23, 2014 in S?o Paulo, Brazil, fourteen speakers demonstrated the power of civil society. We invite you to watch and share these TEDx talks, available at www.tedxliberdade.com. Join the conversation using the hashtag #PowerOfTogether.

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ECNL’s paper on approaches in regulation of volunteering 15/09/2014

At request of the Legal Transformation Center and Assembly of Pro-Democratic NGOs of Belarus, ECNL prepared an overview of European practices in regulation of volunteering.

Check out videos of the Conference: Safeguarding the Space for Peaceful Assembly in SEE 28/08/2014

If you missed the live stream today or would like to call up some key messages from the conference’s first day, a1.mk, a popular Macedonian news portal already featured some short videos.

Among other speakers, Katerina Hadzi-Miceva Evans, Executive Director of ECNL is also quoted. She was talking about the authorities’ phobia toward public gatherings which results in shrinking space for civic action. She explained that the trend of increasing restrictions sets challenges not only in developing countries but in developed democratic countries as well. She highlighted the importance of overcoming administrative obstacles in order to protect freedom of assembly.

ECNL co-organizes the first regional conference on Freedom of Assembly (24-24 Aug 2014, Skopje, MK) 27/08/2014

The first-ever regional and national event on freedom of assembly titled: Safeguarding the Space for Peaceful Assembly in South-East Europe will take place on 25 – 26 August 2014 in Skopje. The conference will bring together national representatives from civil society organizations from the Balkan countries, EU representatives, OSCE/OIDHR experts, and public authorities to explore and discuss opportunities and strengths related to the legal and practical aspects of the enforcement of the freedom of assembly in SEE.

You can follow the conference on twitter through the twitter tag #freeassemblysee. The event will be live streamed at www.vozivo.mk

ECNL contributes to development of EU Country Roadmaps 20/08/2014

In June 2014, more than 40 EU staff from Asia, Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean, and the Pacific met in Brussels last month to exchange ideas on how best to prepare their first \"EU Country Roadmap for Engagement with Civil Society\", due by the end of July 2014. The Executive Director of ECNL delivered a session about the enabling environment which is a key component of the roadmaps, and in an interview highlighted key aspects of enabling environment and main challenges.

Shrinking space for civil society – Addressing the implementation gap, CSI Side Event, 12 June 20/06/2014

Internationally guaranteed protections for fundamental rights are clearly not understood by some States and not translated into safeguards for civil society nationally.
Civic Space Initiative, including ECNL, organized a side event to identify how States must address the “implementation gap” between international standards and domestic law and practice, in particular for marginalized groups.

ECNL co-organizes an UN HRC side event on 12 June 2014: “Addressing the implementation GapR 12/06/2014

ECNL is co-organizing a side event at the 26th Session of the UN Human Rights Council (HRC), titled “Civil Society Space: Addressing the implementation Gap” “on Thursday, 12 June 2014 from 12:30 in the Palais Des Nations, room VIII, Geneva.

Invitation to participate in the sixth annual meeting of the EaP Civil Society Forum 08/06/2014

The Steering Committee of the EaP Civil Society Forum invites all interested parties to submit expressions of interest to participate in the sixth annual meeting of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum (Tbilisi, Georgia. 20-21 November 2014)

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