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The Implications of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Fundamental Rights and Civic Space
Place of publication | Year of publication | Collation: 
Brussels | 2022 | 70 p.
ISBN 978-92-830-5511-2
Filip Pazderski [et al.]
Corporate author: 
European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)
Europe and North America

This report was compiled for the European Economic and Social Committee at the request of the Diversity Europe Group by a consortium of four partners - European Civic Forum, Civil Society Europe, European Center for Not-for-Profit Law and the Institute of Public Affairs. It examines how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the work of civil society organisations (CSOs) across Europe. It also focuses on how solutions implemented in individual EU Member States have impacted CSOs' ability to exercise their fundamental rights and freedoms.
The report is based on in-depth analysis of existing studies and reports, a survey, 29 expert interviews and three focus groups. It showcases a number of ways in which the pandemic has affected the functioning of civil society organisations in the EU. The observations emerging from the different stages of the research were characterised by a high degree of consistency, validating the picture depicted. 


Resource Type: 
International normative instruments / policy and advocacy documents
Research papers / journal articles
Civic / Citizenship / Democracy
Human rights
Globalisation and social justice / International understanding
Level of education: 
freedom of expression
civil society