In consortium with Ariadne (the European Funders for Social Change and Human Rights) and the International Human Rights Funders Group (IHRFG), the European Foundation Centre (EFC) has published a report on Challenging the Closing Space for Civil Society, A Practical Starting Point for Funders. The report aims to provide grantmakers, private funders and other CSOs key methods to counteract the growing threats to civil society, including counterterrorism laws and policies. This report shares the perspectives of numerous donors, civil society representatives, and experts engaged with this issue and offers ways of aligning work moving forward. The report also offers links to resources on specific aspects of closing space. Ariadne, IHRFG and EFC hope that this report and its workshop can promote collaboration between civil society actors, and bring these groups one step closer to presenting cohesive, tangible strategies to minimize the shrinking space. The report is available for download here.
Source: Charity and Security