We are delighted to join the European Civic Forum’s network as a new member. The European Civic Forum (ECF) is a pan-European network of more than 100 associations and NGOs across 29 European countries. Founded in 2005 they have spent two decades working to protect civic space, enable civic participation and build civil dialogue for more equality, solidarity and democracy in Europe.
The Human Rights Cities Network is an online platform promoting the development of human rights in Europe and beyond. Our aim is to help make human rights a reality for every citizen – and in every city – within the European Union. We also fosters participatory democracy and social justice, by leaving no one behind. Enhancing humans rights practices aligns with the vision of the European Civic Forum:
“We believe that Europe is our future, but another Europe is necessary, urgent and possible: one based on democracy, equality and solidarity, which puts people and the planet above economic interests, and which listens to and delivers for all of its inhabitants, leaving nobody behind.”
As our founder once said:
“A human rights city is a place where everyone can live with dignity and enjoy equal access to their rights. My wish is to see more cities championing human rights in Europe and our new pilot initiative is one way to get there.” says Mrs. Frederique Hanotier, founder of the Human Rights Cities Network.