Financing of civil society organisations by the EU

The public hearing on Financing of Civil society organisations by the EU is a key element of the process of preparing the EESC's own initiative opinion on this subject.

The role of civil society organisations in the current difficult context that the EU is facing is particularly important, and cannot be achieved without adequate support. A review of the state of the art as regards NGO funding in the different EU policies is very relevant now, also in view of setting future priorities.

The objective of the hearing is to present working solutions and to produce recommendations for the revision of funding rules and the future Multiannual Financial Framework after 2020 that would enable better civil dialogue and easier and more transparent access to resources.