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Arno Krause

Arno KrauseWir trauern um

Arno Krause
(1930 – 2018)

Robert-Schuman-Medaille – 1970
Medaille „Pro Merito“ des Europarates – 1984
Gründer und Vorstandsvorsitzender der Europäischen Akademie Otzenhausen
Gründer und Präsident der Fédération Internationale des Maisons de l’Europe (FIME)

Mit Arno Krause verliert die europäische Zivilgesellschaft einen weltgewandten und überaus erfolgreichen Europäer, der sich leidenschaftlich für die Freiheit und Europa, sowie für die europäische Zusammenarbeit und die politische Bildung eingesetzt hat. Er war intellektuell brillant, schätzte und pflegte geistige Unabhängigkeit und vermochte mit Direktheit, Humor und Warmherzigkeit zu verbinden und zu vermitteln wie nur wenige andere.

Wir werden den Rat dieses großen Europäers, seine Unterstützung und seine inspirierende Offenherzigkeit sehr vermissen.

Unser tiefes Mitgefühl gilt seiner Familie und den Kolleginnen und Kollegen der Europäischen Akademie Otzenhausen.

Das Präsidium des European Network for Education and Training (EUNET)

Your input is needed on the shrinking Civic Space in Europe

EUNET is member of Civil Society Europe (CSE), the coordination of civil society organisations in Europe, which gathers platforms and networks in various fields such as human rights, citizenship, education, culture, social rights, youth, disability, anti racism, development cooperation and the environment, amongst others. The main focus of CSE is to work on issues that are transversal to civil society organisations such as civil dialogue, civic space and access to funding.

CIVICUS MonitorA critical area for CSE work is highlighting increasing restrictions to the freedoms of association, assembly and expression of not for profit associations in Europe and raising awareness of EU decision-makers of the need for action. In order to support policy action, it is critical to gather sufficient data on this phenomenon.

For this reason, Civil Society Europe has launched in cooperation with Civicus an annual survey to map out key trends on civic space in Europe over the last year. The survey covers the European Union, the European Economic Area (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway), Switzerland, and the countries candidate to EU accession (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Kosovo, Montenegro, Serbia, Turkey).

The survey is open to civil society organisations at national (or local level).

We would like to ensure that the perspective of the the variety of the civil society is included, and therefore call on you to participate and disseminate within your network. Responding to the survey will take 10-15 minutes of your time. The findings will remain anonymous and will be made freely available for your information and use.

The survey runs until end of December 2017. Please disseminate widely

Please access  the survey in English here

Please access the survey in French here

Please access the survey in Italian here

A new supervisory board for EUNET

New EUNET boardThe General Assembly in Budapest elected the following persons as members of the EUNET supervisory board:

President: Richard Stock, F-Scy-Chazelles
1. Vice-President (Treasurer): Christian Höfer, D-Bonn
2. Vice-President: Lana Mayer, HR-Vukovar
Vice-President: Kamil Sládek , SK-Bratislava
Vice-President: Karsten Lucke, D-Bad Marienberg
board member: Michael Kavuklis, GR-Rhodes
board member: Sanna Eliasson, S-Gävle


EUNET welcomes ten new members

GA 2017On the occasion of the General Assembly 2017 in Budapest the members of EUNET accepted the applications of the following ten organisations to become new members of EUNET:

GR – Heraklion Art

F – Maison de l’Europe et des Européens Lyon Rhône-Alpes

F – TERA Maison de l’Europe de la Charente

F – Maison de l’Europe de Bordeaux-Aquitaine

L – Association Robert Schuman

H – Európa Ház Budapest


PL – Fundacja Kształcenia Ustawicznego PERITIA

PL – Polska Fundacja im. Roberta Schumana

UA – World of Development of Society

Welcome to our network!

EUNET to speak at the EESC public hearing on Financing of civil society organisations by the EU

Financing of civil society organisations by the EUEUNET is invited to speak on the topic “Recommendations for the future Multiannual Financial Framework concerning civil society” at the public hearing of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) on September 6th 2017.

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.

Draft Agenda