Social Platform works on a broad array of social justice issues within the EU. However, there are many other civil society organisations (CSOs) working in the EU covering other important topics affecting people’s lives, including the environment, workers’ rights and public services. Our work often connects and overlaps, and it is therefore important to work together as partners to strengthen our individual campaigns and get broader support for the benefit of the people we represent.
Social Platform is proud to work with the following alliances, coalitions and expert groups:
Civil Society Europe
Civil Society Europe‘s main objectives are to facilitate and enable horizontal and vertical dialogue between European civil society organisations and policy-makers, and to help strengthen CSOs in their activities and relations with the institutions. It is an independent voice promoting a space for structured civil dialogue and citizen’s participation at all levels.
European Commission High-Level Multi-Stakeholder Platform on the Sustainable Developments Goals
The European Commission High-Level Multi-Stakeholder Platform on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) brings together stakeholders from civil society, non-governmental organisations, and the private and corporate sector in regular meetings to support and advise the Commission on the implementation of SDGs at EU level.
European Economic & Social Committee Liaison Group
The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) Liaison Group was created to improve interaction between the EESC and civil society organisations. It was designed to act as both a liaison body and a structure for political dialogue. Its aim is to strengthen cooperation with European CSOs, bolstering the EESC’s role as an intermediary between the EU institutions and organised civil society.
European NGO Platform on Asylum and Migration
The European NGO Platform on Asylum and Migration (EPAM) brings together European non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and networks seeking to contribute to the development of asylum and migration policy in the EU.
EU Semester Alliance
The EU Alliance for a democratic, social and sustainable European Semester (also known as the EU Semester Alliance) is a broad coalition bringing together major European CSOs and trade unions, representing thousands of member organisations on the ground at European, national and local levels in the EU. It aims to support progress towards a more democratic, social and sustainable Europe 2020 Strategy, through strengthening civil dialogue engagement in the European Semester at national and EU levels.
Fundamental Rights Platform
The Fundamental Rights Platform (FRP) is the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights’s (FRA) channel for cooperation and information exchange with civil society organisations active in the field of fundamental rights at the national, grassroots, European and international levels. The FRP is a mechanism of exchange and pooling of knowledge created for facilitating a structured and fruitful dialogue among CSOs, between CSOs and the FRA, and between CSOs and other key players on human rights in the EU.
Human Rights & Democracy Network
The Human Rights and Democracy Network (HRDN) is an informal grouping of NGOs operating at the EU level in the broader areas of human rights, democracy and peace. Its vision is that human rights and democracy are placed at the heart of the EU’s internal and external policy agenda. This vision should manifest itself in an EU that effectively protects human rights at home and is a force for positive change in the world.
SDG Watch Europe
SDG Watch Europe is an EU-level, cross-sectoral CSO alliance of NGOs from development, environment, social, human rights and other sectors. Its goal is to hold governments to account for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (SDGs).