Press release, Brussels 28 February 2019
At a critical moment in Europe, when hard won democracy is being eroded, Civitates aims to bolster and support civil society coalitions across Europe.
As the European Union heads into a pivotal election year, sixteen philanthropic foundations have come together to form Civitates
, a consortium committed to protect and expand civil society at a time when the fundamentals of democracy are being challenged like never before. Civitates will focus on two vulnerable areas: the shrinking space for civil society, and public discourse and digitization.