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Civil society against militarization of the EU: letter to MEPs

CROSOL co-signed a letter to MEPs which warns against the increasing militarization of the European Union. Civil society organizations across Europe stand against increased EU funding for defense, which puts the idea of “EU as a peacebuilding project” in jeopardy. The letter is available at this link.

International solidarity with Hungarian NGOs

CROSOL – Croatian Platform for International Citizen Solidarity and its members join protests across Europe, including the appeal of Amnesty International and the letter of solidarity of 500 European associations within the umbrella of Civil Society Europe, to which President Orban even responded, arguing that “Soros and its affiliates are…

International conference: “I(l)liberal democracies: Europe between democracy and autocracy”

International conference: I(l)liberal democracies: Europe between democracy and autocracy”, December 8 -9, 2017, Cinema Europa, Zagreb I(l)liberal democracies phenomenon reduces the concept of democracy to a mere multiparty system, while at the same time attempts to suppress or institutionally marginalize all the remaining fundamental components needed for an adequate functioning…

Panel discussion: Shrinking civil society space through illiberal democracy governance

Shrinking civil society space through illiberal democracy governance: A View from Hungary, Poland and Croatia Danubius Hotel Arena Ifjúság útja 1-3, 1148 Budapest, Hungary November 8, 2016, 17:00 – 18:30 In recent years we have seen the rise of the anti-liberal democracy politics in Eastern European EU member states. The…

Message from the press conference on Greece

CPS, CROSOL, Unions, Group 22 and Centre for Working Studies held a press conference today about the situation in Greece. The message is: Ladies and Gentleman decision makers, read the European contracts again, European Social Charter and Charter on Fundamental Rights and tell us, is this what you are proposing…

Greek tragedy orchestrated by Troika: Where are the European values?

Deeply concerned for serious threat of fundamental European values of democracy, solidarity and social justice and protection of human rights in the case of current Greek debt crisis, which is organized by key European institutions which are forcing Greece to austerity, cutting and selling off key national resources in exchange…

CROSOL held general assembly

22nd of May in Human Rights House Zagreb, CROSOL Platform held its first annual assembly. There were 17 members present, 16 full members and 1 observatory member. Two members changed their membership status from observatory to full: OBRIS and Autonomous Women’s house Zagreb. Assembly voted on a new Statute that will improve the…

Press conference in front of the House of Europe

Newly established Croatian Platform for International Citizen Solidarity CROSOL held a press conference on 19th of September in front of the House of Europe. It presented its work, supported Neven Mimica as a Commissioner for EU’s development cooperation policies, and criticized current repression and harrasment of Hungarian government toward human…

Study visit to Latvian Platform Lapas

Three members of Croatian Platform for International Citizen Solidarity (Tihomir Popovic – CROSOL Board and Youth Initiative for Human Rights, Ela Narandja – Center for Peace Studies and Gordan Bosanac – CROSOL Board president) has visited Riga on the 4th and 5th of September, on a study visit to Latvian…

CROSOL strategic planning

Strategic plan for the period of next two years was made, and we recognised six thematic units that CROSOL is going to work on. We also recognised other activities that we can be involved in. Media strategy was made, decision to improve human capacities and we discussed the fundraising capabilities. …