Robert Schuman Institute

The Union of the Robert Schuman Institute for Developing Democracy in Central and Eastern Europe (short: Robert Schuman Institute, RSI) is the European level training institution of the European People’s Political Party , based in Budapest, Hungary. It was founded in 1995 as the successor of the Christian Democratic Academy for Central and Eastern Europe. The members of the union are political parties, organizations and foundations, and political and civic education. Read More…

European Youth Parliament

The European Youth Parliament is a politically unbound non-profit organization , which encourages European youth to actively engage in citizenship and cultural understanding. It involves 50,000 youngsters from all around Europe and has around 5,000 active members in the different countries. It was established in 1987 in Fontainebleau , France . Read More…

European Conservatives Group

The European Conservatives Group (EC) is a conservative group in the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe . It was founded by the Group of Independent Representatives in 1970 by British and Scandinavian members of PACE, having about 35-40 members from the UK, Ireland, Norway, Denmark, Turkey, Sweden and Switzerland. It was known as the European Democrat Group until its renaming in 2014. Read More…

European Association of Political Consultants

The European Association of Political Consultants (EAPC) is the professional association of Political Consultants in Europe, with members from more than 20 countries.

The EAPC was founded 1996 in Vienna . It co-organizes annual conferences and the EAPC Master Class . The EAPC is a platform for exchanging ideas between political consultants and is committed to supporting the development of democratic structures in Europe. Read More…

European Association for Local Democracy

ALDA , the European Association for Local Democracy , is a membership based organization established in 1999 at the initiative of the Council of Europe’s Congress of Local and Regional Authorities . ALDA works on the promotion of good governance and citizen participation at the local level, focusing on activities that facilitate cooperation between local authorities and civil society in the European Union and its Neighborhood. [1]

The assumption underlying its importance, is that strengthening local democracy and local governance is a fundamental element for securing peace, equity, human rights and economic growth in the community. Therefore, supporting actions and policies towards local democracy is an essential part of the European Union approach to governance, democracy, economy and peace. [2] Read More…

European Anti Poverty Network

The European Anti-Poverty Network (EAPN) is the largest European network of national, regional and local networks, involving anti-poverty NGOs and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and grass-root groups as well as European Organizations, active in the fight against poverty and social exclusion. It was established in 1990.

Supported by the European Commission , [1] EAPN is a network of 31 EU Member States (minus Slovenia), Norway, Iceland, Serbia and Macedonia. EAPN’s membership also includes 13 European Organizations. EAPN has a consultative status with the Council of Europe and is a member of the Platform of European Social NGOs . Read More…

European Alliance

The European Alliance (EA) is a political group in the European Committee of the Regions composed of a mix of regional and independent members. It was established in 1996, with strong influence of the European Free Alliance , and has since then existed in several incarnations.

Currently, the group gathers 36 local and regional politicians from 11 Member States: Belgium, Estonia, France, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Spain and the United Kingdom. Read More…

Agricultural and Rural Convention 2020

Agricultural and Rural Convention 2020 ( ARC2020 ) Describes Itself as “a multi-stakeholder platform of over 150 civil society networks and organizations Within 22 EU Member States all pushing for a reform of the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP)”. [1] It has been carried out several times to raise awareness among citizens and the political world on the current situation of European agriculture, such as the Good Food March . [2] [3] [4] [5] Read More…

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