On April 27, during Civil Society Europe ‘s General Assembly, Culture Action Europe was elected as one of the member of its Steering Committee. This Committee is composed also by representative from Association des Etats Generaux des Etudiants de l’Europe (AEGEE), European Alternatives, European Citizen Action Service (ECAS), European Civic Forum (ECF), European Movement International (EMI), European Volunteer Centre (CEV), SOLIDAR and Volonteurope.
Civil Society Europe has been officially created in Rome in December 2014 with the aim of establishing a permanent coordination of civil society at EU-level calling for a meaningful structured civil dialogue with all EU institutions.
As for what Civil Society Europe states, “Civil Society Organisations are powerful catalysts of citizens’ aspirations for change. We believe that first and foremost, there is a need for change in the content of the European policies which do not deliver enough in terms of social justice and universal access to Human rights, but rather favour social fragmentation, national and regional resentment, fear and tensions between natives and migrants, between creditor and debtor countries, North and South, East and West, etc.”