DEMAS joins CSOs Open Letter to European and national leaders, initiated by European Civic Forum. The letter reminds key European stakeholders of the key role of civil society in democracy’s infrastructure and of the fact that the civil society’s critical role is not adequately reflected in the draft budget. This is manifested by a proposal to cut the volume of the Rights and Values Programme by over 20 per cent compared to the already very low figure proposed by the Commission in 2018. The letter calls to increase the budget of the Rights and Values fund, optimally to the level demanded by the European Parliament, i.e. to 1.83 billion EUR.
You can find the full text of the open letter on the European Civic Forum webpage.